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This page contains the basics on how to play Poker casino style. With this knowledge and a little practice at home with your friends, you will be ready to tackle to regular players at the local club, then the "big boys" at Vegas.

Please note, Wild Diamonds Fun Casino is for entertainment puposes, we are there to deal the games in a professional manner whilst providing as much fun for your guests as possible. There are many variations of Poker and we try to explain the basics. Poker is not as easy as the other games to explain to a new player unless they already know the order of hands as described below. We will try our best to teach you as long as it does not interfere too much with the flow of play for the other players.

Poker or Texas Hold’em Poker

A cunning game of skill where players challenge each other. It is the most popular poker game in Australia with many major tournaments held in casino poker rooms and pubs. You receive 2 cards to your hand and 5 communal cards are dealt to the centre of the table. 

Betting rounds occur between each communal card being dealt. Make the best 5 card poker hand using any of the 7 cards.

You can bet as much as you like and even go “All In” – betting all of your chips.

If you have ever played poker at home in any variation, then you can play Texas Holdem Poker.  The order of hands is the same in all the formats of Poker, the main difference is the way the hands are dealt and played up till the final showdown.

Texas Hold’em Short Description

Texas Hold’em also know as Texas Poker, a version of Poker for between 2-10 players, is today among the most popular variations of Poker. The game has gained popularity all around the world, due to its fast paced play and simple game rules. A hand of Texas Hold’em consists of up to four Betting Rounds. After the placing of the Blind Bets (see The Blind Bets below), each player receives two private, face down “Pocket Cards”. Throughout the hand, five face-up “Community cards” are placed in the center of the table, to be shared by all the players.

After the fourth and final Betting Round is complete, there is a “Showdown”. The player who creates the highest ranking (valued), five card, Poker hand, using any combination of their two Pocket Cards and the five Community cards, wins the Pot.

Texas Hold’em Step-by-Step

Step 1: The Blind Bets

  • A button is placed in front of the player who is the dealer for the round.  The Dealer button moves clockwise around the table after each round.  This is not to be confused with the casino dealer, who for the purpose of this explanation is just the person calling the game and the pot.  The first player “Sitting-in”, in a clockwise fashion to the left of the Dealer, places the “Small Blind” Bet of $25.00.  (the table limit will sometimes be raised by agreement of all the table which will increase the small/big blinds)
  • The second player Sitting-in, in a clockwise fashion to the left of the Dealer, places the “Big Blind” Bet of $50.00 or double the small blind.

Step 2: The Pocket Cards – The First Deal

  • The croupier distributes two face down “Pocket Cards” to each player. The cards are dealt in a clockwise fashion, one at a time, starting with the player to the left of the dealer button.

Step 3: The First Betting Round

  • The first player to the left of the Big Blind initiates the first Betting Round. The Betting Round then proceeds, in a clockwise fashion, around the table, with each player acting in turn. In this Betting Round, each player is required to at least “Call” the Big Blind, in order to remain in the game.  Players can raise up to what is in the pot, all other players then need to match (call), re-raise or fold..

Step 4: “The Flop” – The Second Deal

  • The Dealer places the first three “Community cards”, face-up, in the center of the table. These cards are shared by all the players at the table.

Step 5: The Second Betting Round

  • The first “active” (has not Folded) player to the left of the Dealer initiates the second Betting Round. The Betting Round then proceeds, in a clockwise fashion, around the table, with each active player acting in turn.  Each player can check (until a bet is made), bet or fold.

Step 6: “The Turn” – The Third Deal

  • The Dealer places a fourth Community card, face-up, in the center of the table.

Step 7: The Third Betting Round

  • The first active player to the left of the Dealer initiates the third Betting Round. The Betting Round then proceeds, in a clockwise fashion, around the table, with each active player acting in turn. Each player can check (until a bet is made), bet or fold.

Step 8: “The River” – The Fourth & Final Deal

  • The Dealer places a fifth Community card, face-up, in the center of the Table.

Step 9: The Fourth and Final Betting Round

  • The first active player to the left of the Dealer initiates the fourth Betting Round. The Betting Round then proceeds, in a clockwise fashion, around the table, with each active player acting in turn. Each player can check (until a bet is made), bet or fold.

Step 10: The Showdown

  • Once the fourth Betting Round has been completed, there is a “Showdown” (if more than one player remains active). In the Showdown, each active player combines any combination of their two Pocket Cards, and the five Community cards, to create the highest ranking (valued), five card, Poker hand possible (see the chart below).

The active player who creates the highest ranking Poker hand wins the Pot.  As we are a fun casino, there is no commission (rake) therefore the winner(s) get the full amount in the pot.

Poker hand rankings for Brisbane Fun Casino

Use this chart to help you learn what the order of hands is in Poker. You are welcome to print this off and bring with you.

Please remember that Poker is not as easy to learn as the other casino games are.  Our dealers will not be able to teach you very well as it may ruin the experience for the other players.  Other players can not help you as they cant look at your cards, that is cheating, and even though we are a fun casino we try to adhere to the rules as closely as possible.  We will obviously do our best to help, but you may need to have some prior knowledge.

If you know you are coming to one of our events and want to play poker, please familiarise yourself with the above chart and maybe ask someone at home to play with you and teach you before you attend the event.  It is OK to refer to this chart on the table.  Right click on it to print it off.

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