Betting

THE LANGUAGE OF POKER

Several poker players claim they aren’t gambling when they play poker, in fact they would categorically state that poker is a game based on the players ability to determine the odds of betting and make sound judgments of the cards and actions of the other players are holding and the cards that he himself holds.

Betting is the primary facet of playing poker nonetheless. The player places a higher wager when he wishes to express the strength of his game. On the other hand the player might be misleading the other players when he does this, it is known as poke bluffing.

Although each game is different quite a few facets are the same. The player must know a great deal about the art of laying a wager before actually playing poker games.

Ante: The players consent to an amount that is put into the kitty before dealing a game, this is called the ante. This way everyone stands a chance of winning some money in every game. The player who begins the game has two choices after the dealer hands out the cards, he could either bet or he could check.

The player could place a wager by putting money in the kitty if he believes he has a good hand. On the other hand if he thinks his hand is not so good he could choose to check the wager. When the player wishes to remain in the game and yet he wishes to pass the starting wager to the player on the left he could check the game.

A player cannot check more than once so after all the players have played and it is your turn you could either call or fold depending on your cards. (In certain games, such as Omaha and Hold ‘em, the player cannot check even in the first round of the of the wager.)

When a player has made a wager the following players must either bet an equal amount of money (known as seeing or calling), raise or fold (pack your hand). Let us say that a player has chosen to raise the wager then he must specify the amount by which he is raising the wager. The remaining players have to match his wager, raise the wager or fold to stay in the poker game.

LET US TAKE AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT A WAGER MIGHT SOUND
(You could benefit from knowing the language.)

Player 1: Check.
Player 2: One rupee.
Player 3: I shall match your rupee.
Player 4: That’s too much for me. I quit.
Player 5: I will match your rupee and raise one rupee.

Player 1: (This player has to put two rupees in the kitty to continue in the game.) I shall play.
Player 2: (The next player has to put one rupee to continue the game.) I pack.
Player 3: I shall play.

LET US TAKE AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT A WAGER MIGHT SOUND.
(You could benefit from knowing the language.)

Player 1: Check.
Player 2: One rupee.
Player 3: I shall match your rupee.
Player 4: That’s too much for me. I quit.
Player 5: I will match your rupee and raise one rupee.
Player 1: (This player has to put two rupees in the kitty to continue in the game.) I shall play.
Player 2: (The next player has to put one rupee to continue the game.) I pack.
Player 3: I shall play.