The Different Variations of Poker

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Jeffrey | Poker Strategy

Poker is a very popular card game played across the world in many different variations. The majority of these we created in the USA during the mid-1900s.

The game’s popularity continues to grow with bigger prizes, television coverage and the increase in both technology and mobile phones. Mobile apps have improved drastically over the past couple of years as well as the devices themselves, allowing online poker to be played almost anywhere, as long as you have connection to the internet.

Here’s a list of the most popular variations of poker:

Draw Poker
In this variation the players are dealt a complete hand, hidden, and then can improve it by replacing cards.

Stud Poker
Players receive a combination of face-up and face-down cards in multiple rounds. The most popular variations of this game are five-card stud and seven-card stud poker.

Community Card Poker
Each player has an incomplete hand which is combined with shared face-up cards. You may recognise the names Texas Hold ‘em and Omaha Hold ‘em – the most common variations of community card poker.

Here are some of the lesser-known poker games:

Lowball
In this variation of the game the lowest hand wins the pot. Depending on where you play an Ace may count as high or low.

High-low Split
Players who have the highest and lowest hands split the winnings. Often there is a qualifier for the low hand. This can be having five cards with ranks of 8 or less.

Whatever your preference, most of these games are often found on online casinos, whereas they are not so common in your standard brick and mortar casino down the road or across the city.

These days online casinos are loaded with lots of games and variations of them – poker is not the only exception. You can find lots of variations of other popular games such as Blackjack and Roulette.

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