Basic Rules for Poker

 

Each Poker game uses a fifty-two- (52) card standard deck of cards. The cards are ranked from Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and 10 through Two in descending order. An Ace may also be used as a card lower ranking than a Two in sequence.

The Venetian Poker Room offers a wide variety of games and limits to suit all player needs. Hold’em and Omaha Hi-lo are the most common Poker games played today.

Ranking of Hands

A Poker hand at the showdown consists of your best five cards ranked according to the following list, from highest to lowest:

  • Royal Flush
  • Straight Flush
  • Four-of-a-Kind
  • Full House
  • Flush
  • Straight
  • Three-of-a-Kind
  • Two Pair
  • One Pair
  • High Card

Hold’em

Hold’em is a Poker game in which each player receives two cards as their initial hand. Each player will use their two hole cards along with the five community cards to form the best five-card Poker hand.


Omaha Hi-lo

Omaha Hi-lo is a Poker game in which each player receives four cards as their initial hand. Each player MUST use a specific combination of five cards: any two out of their hand and any three from the board (community cards) to form the best five-card Poker hand and also the best five-card low hand.
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