Poker game is one of the favorite games that are played at the online casinos. This game is also among the games that have many variations. The variations of this game are not only at the table games but also as a variety number of video poker games. These too many variations revolve around the two main types of the poker games namely draw poker game and stud poker game. The two terms are normally used at the online casino without any proper explanation to the players. However it is good that players’ especially new players are supposed to be equipped with clear information of what the terms mean.
Some of the poker variations players should have to know
Playing draw poker game will require that players are to be dealt with five cards prior to the betting started. Before starting the games the players have an alternative of discarding some of the cards issued if they will find out that some of them are not suitable to them in playing the game and in the process they can have to replace the discarded cards with other cards which are from drawing, hence the term draw poker. Gambling in the game will have to start after the players have the new hands. The five-card draw is the most common variant game which is based on the draw poker game.
Game play of draw poker
In general at the start of the game, each of the players in the game will have to be dealt with five cards one card at a time and the cards are supposed to face down. The remaining cards that might be not issued to the players will then have to be put aside. Only players are allowed to see their own cards and they will have to bet in the game. After betting the players will have to draw cards. Each of the players in the game will have to discard the cards that they will have to realize that they are not of great importance in playing the game.
The top card is the one that the players are supposed to discard and there will be replacement of the cards that individuals have discarded in the game. After this there will follow a second betting and if it happens that more than one player remain active in the game then there will a showdown to follow in order to declare the winner of the game. In the showdown the player who happens to have the highest poker hand is the one declared the winner and takes the pot of the game. There are video poker games that are played in the draw poker that have at least one line played by the players.
In stud poker game all the cards are not dealt facing up. Each of the players in the game will have to be dealt with a number of cards and after the dealing there will be a betting round. After the first betting round there will be dealing of another one card and afterwards there will be another second betting round. After the second betting there will be another dealing of the final card to the players still in the game and then followed by the final betting round.
If it happens that in the game after this betting round there will be more than one player it will follow a showdown to determine the winner with the player having the highest hand wins the pot. The rounds of betting in stud poker game have specific names. The round that takes place at the initial stage of the game after three cards are issued is called Third Street. The second and the third betting rounds are known as Fourth Street and Fifth Street respectively.