In holdem, the initial step is to get the card game started, and for this the competitors put out a certain amount of money. ‘Posting the blinds’ is the commonly used term for this play. In the following step, the dealer shuffles the deck of cards and deals 2 cards face down to all players. A regular deck of 52 cards is used. Then there is the first sequence of betting. This round is often known as a "pre-flop".

Following the first betting round, the first card of the deck is tossed aside. This discarded card is known as the "burn card", and this is performed to make sure that there is no cheating. The following three cards are then flipped face up on the table. These cards are referred to as ‘the flop’. Now follows a 2nd sequence of wagering, after which the croupier burns an additional card and turns over one more card onto the poker table. Following this, participants can utilize the sixth card to create a 5card poker hand.

An additional round of wagering happens, and in a number of types of games, here is where the bet size increases. There is an additional round of tossing aside a card, and a closing deal of a card face-up on the table. This is known as the "river". Bettors can now utilize any of the five cards on the table, and/or the two cards that they hold, to assemble a five-card poker hand.

To finish it up there’s a further sequence of wagering. Then, all the players remaining begin to show their hands. This is called the "showdown". Clearly, the bettor who shows the strongest hand wins. When players have even hands a sharing of the winnings is considered.

Texas Holdem is a basic game to learn, but to achieve prowess it requires a tonne of studying.