Today, poker has become one of the largest games in the world in term of cash flow. Originally it used to be simple and people used to play it in the comfort of their own homes with friends and neighbours. That is why most people will think of Texas Hold ‘em first when they hear about poker. This is the simplest and most played poker game locally. However, there are other varieties of poker which are equally interesting and worth mentioning.
It is important to note that most poker games are differentiated by the different types of cards, the hand values and betting rounds. To win at these different poker games it depends on someone’s luck, or what they call ‘the side of bed you woke up’. According to these guys, how you calculate your odds will also play an important role in winning a game.
Knowing the different variants of poker games goes a long way in assisting any player to move from an amateur to a professional in getting the best outcomes. Although it is difficult to name all the poker games played today, some of the most common include; Baccarat, Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha High, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud, Badugi, Deuce To Seven Triple Draw, Pai Gow, and Pontoon.
There is also another way people categorize poker especially in casinos today which includes Community poker, where players share a group of cards set in the middle of the table; Draw poker, where a player is given a set of cards at the beginning of the game and they are expected to trade them by drawing other cards, hoping to get a better hand; the last category is stud poker, where a player is given a number of cards in odd numbers of 5, or 7 which they are to play with.