The Terms

There are a few terms and phrases used that you may need to know if you want to understand what is going on. If you want to know the basics, the most four common terms are “Check” (no betting), “Call” (bet the same as the previous bet), “Raise” (increase the current bet), and “Fold” (quit for that round).

Dealing the Cards and Betting

First, everyone at the table is dealt two cards that only they are allowed to see before the opening bet. The player left of the dealer is the first to bid the minimum opening bid. Then, going clockwise around the table, each player after that can call, raise, or fold. A player cannot check when a previous player has placed a bet; only call, raise, or fold. If a player has made or raised a bet, all players must either call or fold until the current betting amount has been acknowledged by each player at the table. The betting is done when the highest bet has been met or refused.

The Flop

After the opening bets, the dealer places three cards in the center of the table, face-up; this is called the Flop. Then, the second round of betting begins.

The Turn

Next, the dealer then flips over one more card in the center; this round is called the Turn. The third round of betting begins.

The River

The final round, aka the River, is when the dealer takes the last card and places it beside the other 4. The final betting round starts, aka the Showdown. This is the last chance to check, bet, call, raise, or fold. Once the betting is done, the Showdown begins.

The Showdown

After comparing their hands with the community cards, each player determines their ranking. The highest-ranking determines the winner of the pot, the bets. The official judi online poker rankings:

Royal or Straight Flush

Royal: Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 (all of the same suit- superior to Straight)

Straight: Five cards in sequence (all of the same suit)

Four of a Kind

All four of the same card. (ex. four 1’s, four 2’s, etc.)

Full House

Three of one card and two of another. (ex. three 5’s and two Aces)


Five cards of the same suit (not in a sequence)


Five cards in a sequence (not in the same suit)

Three of a kind

Three of one card (ex. three 7’s, three Jack’s, etc.)

Two Pair

Two of two different cards (ex. two Queens and two 4’s)

One pair

Two of one card (ex. two 3’s, two 9’s, etc.)

High card

The highest card in the player’s hand.