Brief Introduction to the Different Types of Poker

For those that love card games and enjoy gambling, you may want to learn more about the various types of poker that you play online so you can enjoy more than just the one you normally play.

It may be hard to believe but there is a very long list of poker games you can find at different online casinos. The most popular include Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo (8 or Better), 7 card stud, 7 card Stud Hi-Lo, Five card draw, 2 to 7 Triple Draw Poker, A to 5 Triple Draw, HORSE Poker, and Razz. You may not be able to find everyone of these poker games at each casino but you should learn a bit about each one just in case you want to try your luck.

Texas Hold ‘Em has fast become one of the most popular online casino games. The difference with this game is that you only receive two cards that are yours and yours alone. The other cards will be dealt face up and can be used with your cards to create combinations.

Omaha is like Texas Hold ‘Em with the exception of each player receives four cards of their very own. The difference with Hi-Lo is that you use your 2 cards and the face up cards to form the lowest or highest combinations.

7 card stud is played with three cards dealt face down and 4 cards face up. Players must make the best possible combination with five cards. Hi-Lo is played the same except that the “winning pot” is split between the highest and lowest hand.

5 card stud is similar to 7 card stud except that players are dealt one card face down and one face up at which time betting will begin. The other three cards will be dealt with the next cards face up and betting on each card until there is one card left to be dealt.

2 to 7 Triple Draw Poker is played with 5 cards dealt face down with players trying to make the lowest combination. A to 5 Triple Draw is similar except flushes and straights have an advantage and can act as the lowest combination.

HORSE Poker is a very difficult poker game to understand as it blends Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz, 7 card stud, and 7 card stud 8 or better. The games consists of five rounds with the first hand always being Texas Hold ‘Em and changes with the next dealer. Once you get the hang of which game is next, playing HORSE may be the most fun poker you have played as it combines five poker games into an one exciting game with all kinds of possibilities.

Razz is a bit different as the player to the dealers left is dealt 2 cards face down and 4 face up and then goes to the rest of the players in the same fashion. The lowest card hand wins with the lowest possible hand being the Ace, 2, 3, 4 and 5.