Poker is a card game where the cards are dealt face up and face down. Each round of the game has a dealer who shuffles the cards and deals them to the players. Sometimes a non-player is assigned this responsibility and is referred to as the “dealer” throughout the game. In poker, the dealer rotates between rounds, and a dealer chip is passed on to the next player. There are certain betting rules that depend on the location of the dealer.

Players begin the game by anteing (usually a small amount) into the pot. This money is known as the “pot.” The highest hand wins the pot. Betting occurs clockwise, and the player with the highest hand wins the pot. This process repeats itself until everyone has either called all their chips or folded. When a player folds, the pot is empty. If a player is still in the game at the end of the first round, the next round begins.

Poker is played with 52 cards. Sometimes a joker is added to the pack. A low hand qualifies as a hand with five cards lower than eight. Low hands are ranked from A-to-five. Straights do not count against low hands. This is known as scooping. If you win both the high and low portions of the pot, you win the pot. If you have a pair of aces, the winning hand is called a “jack-high”.