1. The Deck
2. Poker Hands
3. Texas Hold'em
1. Betting Basics
1. Hold'em FAQ
2. Betting FAQ
Poker RulesWe have poker rules for a variety of poker games, with a focus on rules for Texas Hold'em, the most popular form of poker. Texas Hold'em is played in the main event of the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour.
If you have never played cards before, start with The Deck.
If you know cards but not poker, start with Poker Hands.
If you have played some poker before, try Texas Hold'em.
If you want to play for money, read the betting rules. For beginners I recommend the Limit betting structure.
If you are looking for fun variations to the normal poker rules, try our Poker Variants page. These games are good for variety when you are playing at home; however, you will probably not find these games at casinos (online or live).
Another good way to learn poker rules for free is through play-money online poker games. Just visit 888 Poker, download the software, and go to the play money tables to get started. When signing up, use our link so you get the best bonus possible in case you choose to make a deposit and play for real money.
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