Typically, poker is played with a standard 52 card deck. However, some poker games add jokers, Wild Cards and more to the deck.
Each player is dealt two cards. If the hand contains five cards, the player is ranked from Ace to Ace. A Royal Flush is the highest ranked hand. The second ranked hand is a Straight Flush. The third ranked hand is a Three of a Kind. In a tie, the high card wins.
The first round of betting begins with each player making a bet of either one or more chips. The amount of the bet is based on the stakes of the game. The next round begins with another bet. The last player in the round will bet the total amount of the bet.
A player can also choose to fold. A player can choose to call or raise the bet of another player. If a player decides to call, he or she must put the same number of chips in the pot as the previous player. If a player decides to raise, he or she must pay the amount of the bet.
The game starts with a bet of the minimum ante, which is usually a small bet. When no one calls, the betting continues until everyone folds. Until the round ends, betting is in clockwise order.
After each round of betting, the players show their cards. The best hand is the one with the highest card. If there are ties, the highest unmatched fifth card will win.