When learning how to deal poker at a dealer school in Las Vegas, Nevada, the most basic (and most popular) game is Texas Holdem. At Gold Star School of Gaming, we make sure you’re on solid ground, learning Holdem inside and out.
In Texas Hold’em, each player receives two hole cards. And through a series of rounds, the dealer deals five community cards. Players play against one another to see who can make the best five-card poker hand with any combination of their hole cards and the board cards.
Hole Cards: Some hole cards have nicknames. Here are a few examples:
|Big Slick (unsuited)|
|Big Slick (suited)|
- Texas Hold’em Betting Rounds:
- Pre-Flop: First betting round after players receive their two hole cards.
- Flop: Second betting round after the first three board cards are exposed.
- Turn: Third betting round after the forth board card is exposed.
- River: Forth betting round after the final board card is exposed.
- Player Position:
- Button: The “button” disk is placed in front of the player who is the last to act.
- Small Blind: The player sitting to the left of the dealer who must post a small blind Pre-Flop, which is an amount between 1/3- 2/3 of the full first round bet.
- Big Blind: The player sitting to the left of the small blind who must post a big blind Pre-Flop, which is amount of a full first round bet.
- Betting Options:
- Check: To bet $0.
- Bet: To bet an amount of money.
- Call: To bet an amount of money equal to the most recent bet into the pot.
- Fold: To discontinue betting and surrender the hand.
- Raise: To bet an amount of money more than the previous bettor.