Texas Holdem Poker Rules – Interesting Facts About The Rules I Bet You Don’t Know

Did you know these interesting facts about the Texas Holdem Poker rules? I bet you that you don’t know at least one of these. Read this article and find out.

Here are some extremely interesting facts about the Texas Holdem Poker rules:

  • Texas Holdem Poker is derived from the term Texas Hold Them. Holdem is essentially ‘Texas English’. Really it is a colloquialism or slang specific to the region
  • Texas Hold Them Poker, Texas Holdem Poker, Texas Holdem Poker and Texas Holdem Poker are all recognized spellings of Texas Holdem. The more correct English spelling is Texas Holdem as the apostrophe represents the missing letters TH.
  • Holdem is the most popular form of poker today. That’s probably because the Texas Holdem Poker rules are the easiest to learn than any other game.
  • The game is comprised of 4 key deals, the original shuffle and pocket deal, the burn and flop deal. The burn and turn deal and the burn and river deal.
  • Similarly, the game is comprised of 4 key betting rounds. The pre flop betting round, the post flop betting round, the post turn betting round and the post river round. Did you know the river betting round is known as the showdown?
  • The game is played with a traditional deck of 52 cards. Did you know that jokers aren’t included?
  • The blinds are required to be posted to keep the game fair. What was happening was players were simply folding until they got really good pocket cards. So the blinds were introduced to force some action every round.
  • In casinos there is a delegated dealer deals the cards. But did you know that you can play anywhere and a player can deal? A dealer button, which is a small round disk, is used to remember where the dealer is dealing from.
  • Dealing of cards and bets always start from the player immediately left of the dealer button
  • There are three main moves to make; the call, raise and fold. But did you know in special circumstances after the flop and when no player has bet before you there is an additional move you can make called the check. When you check you don’t bets anything but get to stay in the game.
  • Burn cards were introduced to stop cheating and reduce the possibility of fraud, which was becoming a problem. At this time, Texas Holdem was played only illegally anyway so it is no wonder.

I’m sure you didn’t know all these interesting facts about the Texas Holdem Poker rules. You’ve learned something and that’s great. Before you continue on to learn more, think about how lucky we are all to have such an easy to learn and fun game to play.

To Your Luck And Skill,

Alex Bannon

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