By far the most popular form of poker played is Texas Holdem, and for
the majority of poker players this was the first game they learned.
As poker continues to grow and gain a larger audience more games are
being introduced which at one point in time were very rarely heard of
let alone played. Poker rooms today typically provide at least 4 – 5
variations with some supporting almost 10 different formats of poker.
This page provides a general guide to the more common types of poker
games played online. If you want to learn more information about one
of the games listed below you can use the links provided which will
give you a complete overview of the game, betting rounds and overall
structure along with information on which online poker rooms support
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Holdem is the most commonly played game in online
poker and in live games, be it at the casino or
the typical Saturday night home games with the guys.
This game can be played in three formats (no limit,
pot limit, and fixed limit). This game is your standard
community card game with a total of four rounds
of betting and a showdown. Texas Holdem is played
with two hole cards and three community cards.
Poker is similar to Texas Holdem except for
a few distinct features. This game can also be played
in no limit, pot limit and fixed limit. Omaha is
slightly more complicated since each player will
have four hole cards and five community cards. There
are four betting rounds in total and players will
only be able to use two hole cards and three community
cards to make their best five card hand.
Omaha Hi/Lo Poker
Hi/Lo is in most cases more popular than its
counterpart simply because it allows players to
play for both the high hand and the low hand. This
game is also referred to as Omaha 8 or Omaha 8 or
better. Players will still receive a total of four
hole cards and five community cards and follow the
same rules as Omaha Hi.
Seven Card Stud Poker
card stud is an interesting game and is very
different from Holdem and Omaha. This game can be
played in two formats, both hi and hi/lo and will
allow as many as eight players in one game. Players
will receive a total of seven cards (4 cards face
up and 3 cards face down) with the best five card
hand winning the pot. The hi-lo version is also
referred to as 8 or better. In this variation a
player’s low hand will only qualify for the low
pot if the hand does not go above 8.
poker is part of the stud family of card games
and is basically the opposite of seven card stud.
This game can be played with a maximum of eight
players with each player receiving a total of seven
cards. This game consists of fixed limit betting,
with the object of the game to have the best low
poker is becoming more and more popular and
is a combination of the games mentioned above. You
should have an understanding of each of the variations
before trying this game. HORSE is short for Holdem,
Omaha, Razz, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Eight
Five Card Draw Poker
card draw poker is one of the oldest forms of
poker and although it’s not as commonly played as
Holdem, you can still find quite a few of these
games played online. It is also one of the easiest
games to play with each player receiving five cards
down and receiving one draw round.
2-7 Triple Draw Poker
– 7 triple draw poker is a combination of 5
card draw and razz although it does have some distinct
differences. This game is played with five cards
face down and with each player receiving the option
to draw up to three times.
poker is not as common as the other games but
equally entertaining. It’s similar to triple draw
except players will receive four cards with a total
of four betting rounds. The object of the game is
to get a Badugi which means a hand with no pairs
and no matching suits.