In a game of poker, betting intervals are used to decide the winner. In each betting interval, one player is given the privilege to bet the first time, but not the obligation. Each player must place a certain number of chips into the pot equal to the total amount of money contributed by the players before them. This player is said to be an active player. After the betting intervals are over, the game ends with the “showdown.”
The betting intervals are based on a predetermined amount of chips that players are allowed to bet, but they cannot vary these amounts. In poker, the players must bet the same amount of chips. In addition, each player must raise or put in the same number of chips as their opponent, and they cannot change their bet amount once they have started playing. If a player wins the pot, they lose the chips that are in the pot.
In poker, players are given a set of chips, usually a deck of 52. When a game has seven or more players, it is customary to supply poker chips. Each player has one chip of each color and value. A white chip is worth five whites. A red chip is worth ten or twenty or thirty whites, while a blue chip is worth two, four, or five reds. In poker, players “buy in” by purchasing chips. They often buy in for the same amount.