In the game of poker, players begin by placing money in the pot, called the “blinds,” before the cards are dealt. The blinds are generally in the form of chips, which are numbered “small” and ‘big.’ Blinds rotate from one player to another with each new hand. Players can raise their bets by making a call, a check, or a raise. In poker, players can also place a bet known as an “all-in,” which places all of the player’s chips into the pot.
If there is only one bet, players can raise the pot by betting their ante or agreeing on a minimum raise. Then, the players go around the table in a clockwise direction, making decisions on whether to check their cards or call. If someone has bet before them, they can fold. If the dealer has dealt more than three cards, two separate games may be organized. For example, if there are more than 10 players, two separate games may be played.
Once the betting interval has ended, dealing resumes. Each player must bet the same number of chips, raise their bet, and drop their discard hand. The winner of the pot is the player with the highest ranking hand. Once the final betting interval is over, the pot is known as the “showdown.”