Official Poker Rules

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Poker is a card game where players compete for an amount of money or chips contributed by the players themselves (called the pot). The players attempt to control the size of the pot based on their hand and their prediction as to how their opponents may play.

There are several official poker rules that govern the game. These rules can be used by anyone who wishes to play at a casino or other establishment that offers official poker.


A player’s rights in a game of poker include the right to receive cards, the right to have their cards dealt, and the right to call or raise other players’ bets. These rights can be exercised at any time, even after a bet has been made by another player.


Chip values are necessary to track stack sizes and poker chip distribution. They don’t correspond to real-life dollar amounts, but the value of each chip is enough to track a player’s tournament progress and status in the poker scene.


The player in charge of keeping a supply of chips for the table should have a banker who records how many chips each player gets and whether a player has returned any chips to the banker. The banker should also record how much each player has paid for the chips.


Players should respect the dealers by not calling or raising when they have a bad hand. They should also understand that they do not control the outcome of the hand and that arguing with the dealer will only make matters worse.