How To Play Poker At Home: Rules, Gameplay, Tips And More

How To Play Poker At Home: Rules, Gameplay, Tips And More

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Poker is a card-based game with high-stake chips and an ability to read people based solely on their expressions and subtle cues.

Ideally, poker is best suited for casinos, tournaments, and online games where the stakes are higher. However, it is always good to start playing poker at home, especially for beginners. Hence, today e will discuss how to play poker at home.

It will provide an opportunity to learn the rules of the game in a controlled environment and practice psychological tells with people who know you. It makes it that much more challenging, thus honing your skills immensely.

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How to play poker at home (for beginners)?

In order to play poker at home, you need the following:

  1. A regulation deck of cards (52 with no joker)
  2. A set of playing chips, although you can use monopoly money or other such representative currencies as well.

Now for gameplay:

  • One person is designated as the dealer and must watch over the game.
  • The small blind and big blind are assigned before dealing the cards. The big blind adds the limit of the round to the pot and the small blind adds half the amount.
  • Each person is dealt two cards facing down, although this is contingent on the type of poker you play. We will assume Hold ‘Em for now.
  • The players then glance at their cards and take turns to decide if they want to bet or fold the game.
  • Once all the players agree on the bet for that round, the dealer introduces three cards in the center facing up. Based on this another round of betting continues.
  • Another card is introduced facing up followed by another round of betting.
  • The final card is introduced for final bets before the cards are revealed and the winner is announced.

Home etiquette and tips to play

In order to play the game honestly and learn the rules with diligence, you must follow these common poker etiquettes and tips:

  1. Don’t peek at other players’ cards or place reflective surfaces to cheat.
  2. The dealer must be stringent about shuffling the cards and giving no special preference to any player.
  3. You can rattle people with subtle cues but don’t be insulting. Just because you know the players well is no reason to reveal their deepest, darkest secret for the sake of a game.
  4. Adhere to the rules even though the game is friendly.

You have now learned to play poker at home, try out with with your friends and family and be a pro!

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  • The buy-in is specified for different levels and tables.
  • The game runs on an optimal algorithm and the cards are dealt fairly among the multiple players at the table.
  • The small blind and big blind are assigned automatically.
  • The minimum limit for the game is defined by a computer-generated program.
  • The players are assigned a certain amount of time for each bet so as not to lag the game during personal issues.
  • Players must fold the game or forfeit the table to keep their winnings before logging out.

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Kanchan Sharma
Kanchan Sharma

Kanchan Sharma started her career as a learning designer at an MNC while pursuing poker as a hobby. However, she soon pivoted to becoming a professional MTT (Multi Table Tournaments) player. She is currently a leading player, who has taken the male dominated poker world by storm. During her stint as a poker player, she has bagged many titles including India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) for Rs. 17,98,906, Winter Celebration Series for Rs. 6,62,500 and has final tabled multiple tournaments. She continually seeks to improve her poker game and work on her mindset to win the WSOP title soon. Her journey from being a recreational player to a poker pro is inspiring for many people out there.

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