Category: Gambling Articles

Badugi Poker – A Relatively New Game in the World of Poker

Poker is phenomenally popular world-wide. No wonder, then, that there are so many poker variations. In Badugi Poker, you play for the low hand, there are only four cards, and there are three draws. However, the biggest wrinkle that affects strategy is that all your cards must be unsuited and unpaired. As in lowball three-draw, […]

5 Card Stud – The Granddaddy of All Forms of Poker

5 Card Stud is, ironically, considered the grandfather of all forms of poker, yet it is much less popular than all the other well-known varieties of poker. 5 Card Stud can be traced at least to the American Civil War. There is a Canadian version, popular also in Finland, where it is called Soko. As […]

H.O.R.S.E. Poker – A Sort of Round Robin of Poker Games

H.O.R.S.E. Poker is a kind of round robin of poker games. The name is an acronym for the five games played: Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz, 7 Card Stud High and 8-High 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo. At a table or online you play each game once in each round. The dealer’s button stays in place throughout […]

Guts Poker – It Can be Played in Any Draw Poker Game

Guts is one of the simplest poker variations. Its simplicity can get an inexperienced player in a bind because Guts also can begin as a low-stakes game and develop into a high-stakes game. Guts can be played with as few as 2 cards but it is usually played with 3 or 5 cards. In a […]

7 Card Stud – One of the Easiest Poker Games to Learn

With the advent of Texas Hold’em and Omaha Poker, 7 Card Stud has become one of the “classic” variations of poker. It is quite different than the more popular modern varieties because it doesn’t have community cards. Players must keep track of the possibilities of all the hands still in play; and doing so where […]

Omaha High Poker – Different from Hold’em in Play & Strategy

It shouldn’t surprise anyone, what with the extreme saturation Texas Hold’em gets on TV, that relatively few people are familiar with Omaha Poker. When people learn a bit about the game and see that there is a flop, a turn, and a river, all like in Texas Hold’em, they think that Omaha is just a […]

Texas Hold’em – The Poker Game TV Made Wildly Popular

It is an understatement to say that TV made Texas Hold’em the most popular poker variation in America. Since it became the featured event at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), its popularity has soared. What began in the early 1900’s in Texas as simply Hold’em, has evolved, undergone a name change, attracted thousands to […]

Poker Tournaments – Freeroll, Knockout, Shootout & more

There are many different types of poker tournaments. The variety is limited only by the imagination of the poker room. While tournaments are for poker players, every poker game generates its own tournaments for the players who most like those games. Many poker tournaments have a buy-in, but some, like freeroll tournaments don’t. The dollar […]

Should you raise or call? Learn about Poker Pot Odds

Pot odds are a mathematical way to calculate the financial soundness of a call or raise in poker. It is often ignored or misunderstood as most players try to play on instinct, hunches, tells, or reads. Having a basic understanding and competence in the concept of pot odds won’t detract from you ability to win […]

Poker Outs – It’s good technique to always count outs

The most common situation in poker, before all the cards have been dealt, is that you don’t have the best hand yet but can have the best hand if the right card comes up. That card is called an “out“. If you have a makeable hand you will have more than one out. It is […]