Basic Poker Betting
Poker is a gambling game. So, how do you bet? In most games, you must ‘ante’ something to get dealt cards. Players place their bets into a pot in the middle. At the end of the hand, the highest hand unfolded hand wins the pot.
You have one of three choices:
1.Call: When you call, you bet enough to match what has been bet since the last time you bet.
2.Raise: When you raise, you first bet enough to match what has been bet since the last time you bet (as in calling), then you ‘raise’ the bet another amount.
3.Fold: When you fold, you drop out of the current hand, but you don’t have to put any money into the pot.
How To Place Your Bet
A bet is a declaration that you have a good hand. When a player raises, they are proclaiming they have the best hand and they’ll wager money on it. Typically, players are supposed to raise when they have a good hand and those who have a bad hand are suppose to fold. If everyone stuck to this policy, there would be no need for any strategy. However, most players play contrary to this idea and attempt to be cunning and deceptive. The following descriptions are strategic plays:
Blind-Stealing: When you are on the dealer button and only you have the blinds are left, a raise is often called blind-stealing. This may cause the blinds to fold, stead of simply checking. This strategy will never make you rich, but ends the game fast so you may be dealt a new hand (and adds a few chips to your stack).