Several players are involved in a game of Poker. Each player is dealt five cards, which are then used to make a hand. The player who makes the best hand wins the pot. The pot is a sum of all the bets placed by all players during the game. In cases of a tie, the highest card determines the winner.
Poker can be played with as few as five players, but the ideal number is six or eight. Cards are dealt face up. The dealer, who is not a player, is responsible for shuffling the cards.
Each player is required to place a minimum amount in the pot. This amount varies depending on the game. After the first round of betting, a player can call, raise, or pass. After the third raise, the player may no longer raise, pass, or call. If all but one player folds, the betting stops.
After the last betting interval, the dealer is responsible for shuffle the cards. The dealer then passes out the cards one at a time to the players. Cards are dealt face up, but they can be dealt face down as well.
A player can choose to bluff, or to make a bet based on the value of their hand. A bluff is a strategy that makes an opponent think that he or she is the best hand. A player may also call or raise the amount of the current open bet.