The game of Poker is played with chips, and almost every game requires chips. Poker games usually require at least seven players. The lowest-value chip is the white chip, while a red chip is worth five whites. Blue chips, on the other hand, are worth two, four, or five reds. Each player buys in to the game by purchasing chips, typically at the same denomination. The more chips a player buys in, the more they can raise their blinds and increase their winnings.

If more than one player is present, a player can organize two separate games. One is called the first-to-act position, while the other sits to the left of the big blind. Players take turns betting on the flop, while others may place bets. After each hand, the dealer passes the button, which signifies who is the dealer. It’s common for the dealer to change cards, though this practice is not common in professional games.

A player who folds his hand is said to drop or fold. The player who folds may be eliminated from the game, as he does not want to continue competing. However, he may raise the pot if he or she holds a better hand. If the player is losing, they are called “calling.”