Poker is a very popular game that can be played online and also on land-based casinos. Poker online is more popular as it can be played at any time of the day and chances of winning is also more. The history of poker starts from the 16th century where German played a game called pochen. French people developed another game called poque. The name poker came in the 1830s. Now many versions of poker are being played in different parts of the world. Let us know some of the basics of poker.

Pack of cards

Poker is played with a set of 52 cards along with one or two jokers. Mostly the games are played with one pack only but now two packs are being used to improve the speed of the game. While one pack is being used in the game, the other pack is shuffled and is made ready for the next game. Here is a procedure for this purpose. One pack is dealt with by the current dealer while the other pack used in the previous game is shuffled and prepared by the previous dealer. When the game starts, the dealer produces the cards in front of the player sitting to his right to cut the pack.


Many forms of poker can be played in casinos and online and they can be won easily if people know the types of hands that they have to make. Most of the poker games are played with five cards. Players have to make hands with these five cards only. Here are the types of hands, which people have to make.

Five of a kind

This hand is considered as the highest hand in which a wild card is a must. These wild cards can be a joker, a two-eyed jack, or four deuces. Some of the examples include four 9s and a wild card or two 9s with three wild cards.

Straight flush

This is considered as highest possible hand in the case when only one pack is being used to play the game. No wild cards are used in this hand. The hand requires the same sequence of cards, which should belong to only one suit. For example, a hand sequence of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, which belongs to the heart? A combination of A, K, Q, J, 10 Is considered as the highest hand and is  named as royal.

Four of a kind

This kind of hand includes four cards of one rank like four aces or four Ks.

Full house

This kind of hand includes three cards of the same rank and the other two of other ranks For example, three Qs and two Js.


This includes five cards of the same suit but is not in sequence.


This hand includes five cards, which are in sequence and can belong to any suit.

Wrapping Up

These are some of the hands, which people can make to win a game while playing poker online. They have to make strategies according to the type of game they are playing.

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