Our Texas Hold’em poker tables seat up to 10 players with a dealer. Although the game is very popular in Texas, Hold’em tables are not ideal to include at casino parties. Poker players gamble against each other. They are limited to win only other player’s buy-ins.
At other games like blackjack and dice, you are gambling against the ‘house’ and there is no limit on what you can win. For this reason, poker is not ideal at casino parties where you are competing against other guests to accumulate the most chips in three hours. Poker tournaments are a great opportunity to raise money for charities/softball teams/ect. Tables include accessories necessary to run the game.
One of the more popular poker games in Las Vegas, it is played with up to 10 players at a table with a dealer. A ‘button’ is moved around the table each hand. It marks the ‘dealer’ and requires that the two players to the left of the button must make ‘blind bets’. More will be discussed later regarding the significance of the button and how a player’s decisions should be partially determined by where they sit in relation to the button.
After each player receives two cards, the player to the left of the ‘blind bets’ acts first and must either ‘fold’ their cards and risk no additional chips, ‘call’ the bet by committing chips equal to the player to the right, or ‘raise’ the bet by committing additional chips to the pot. Each player will act in turn clockwise around the table, after everyone has either folded or called and the ‘pot is right’, the dealer will put three cards face up on the table (the ‘flop’). A second round of betting will begin with the player left of the button, and once every remaining player ‘acts’ and the ‘pot is right’, the dealer will turn a fourth card (the ‘turn’). A third round of betting, and then the dealer will turn a fifth and final card (the ‘river’). The final round of betting will beginwhen completed, players reveal their cards. Using the five community cards and their two cards, the best poker hand wins the pot. The button is moved one position to the left, blinds are made, and cards are shuffled for another hand. If during a hand, a player bets and no player calls, then the bettor immediately win the pot.
Ranking of Poker Hands
- Straight-Flush – five cards in a row that are the same suite
- Four-of-a-kind – four cards that are the same number
- Full House – three-of-a-kind and one pair
- Flush – five cards of the same suite
- Straight – five cards in a row, regardless of the suite. Ace is high or low.
- Three-of-a-kind – three cards the same number
- Two Pairs – two cards the same number and another two a different number
- One Pair – two cards the same number
- Ace High – to prevent ties, highest card wins. Ace is high.