The objective of each Texas Hold’em hand is to win the pot, which can be done in two ways. You can force all your opponents to fold based on your betting activity, or you can have the best possible five card hand at showdown. You can make your hand using any combination of the two-hole cards you are dealt and the five community cards that are dealt for all players to use.
Raise - Increase the size of an existing bet in the same betting round
Fold - To fold is to discard one's hand and forfeit interest in the current pot
Flop - The first three community cards
Turn- The fourth community card
River - The fifth community card
Split pot - When the pot is divided amongst the players still in the hand
All in - When a player wagers all the chips they have available
Dealer Button - A marker used to signify the player that will act last
Small Blind - The smaller of the compulsory bets that is first after the dealer button
Big Blind - The larger of the compulsory bets that is after the small blind
Hole Cards - The two cards the players get at the start of the game
Check - Checking means deferring one's betting option for the time being
Suit - The trait that identifies a card as belonging to one of four groups: spades, clubs, hearts, or diamonds
Prior to the start of the game: The first two players after the dealer button must place a small and big blind.
Pre-flop: Betting starts with the first person after the big blind and will continue in order until all players have called, folded, or gone all in to match the highest outstanding wager.
Flop, Turn and River: Betting starts with the first person after the dealer button and will continue until all players have called, folded, or gone all in to match the highest outstanding wager.
Royal Flush - Highest hand in poker. Consists of A, K, Q, J and 10 of the same suit
Straight Flush - Consists of 5 cards all in sequence and of the same suit
Four of a Kind - This hand contains 4 cards of equal value, and any other unmatched card
Full House - Contains 3 cards of equal value, and 2 cards of equal value
Flush - A hand with all 5 cards in the same suit, not in sequence
Straight - Consists of 5 unsuited cards in consecutive order
Three of a Kind - This hand contains 3 cards of equal value, and 2 unmatched cards
Two Pair - Consists of 2 cards of equal value, another 2 cards of equal value that are different to the first, and one extra card
One Pair - This hand contains 2 cards of equal value, and 3 unmatched cards
High Card - Contains 5 unmatched cards, if no-one has any other hands, the player with the highest card wins
Mindil Beach Casino Resort has a set of House Rules in place. Please talk to one of our Table Games Hosts for any additional information.