Generally, poker is a game of chance and skill. Unlike many card games, Poker is played for money. The game can be played for pennies socially or professionally for thousands of dollars.
A typical poker game starts with a pack of cards being dealt clockwise around the table. Players then place bets into the pot. These bets are accumulated into a central pot at the end of the round. This pot is then divided among all of the players still in the game.
The player who places the first bet is called the “first bettor” or the “active player.” A second player to the left of the first bettor may “check” or raise the bet.
The next person to the left is called the “second bettor” or the “passive player”. The person to the right of the second bettor is the “third bettor” or the “passive hand.”
If a player wants to bet, he or she is required to place a certain number of chips into the pot. This amount is usually the same as the total of the contribution of the previous player. If a player checks or raises, he or she is also required to place a certain number of chips in the pot.
After each betting interval, a player is required to show his or her cards. The cards are face down and may be checked or discarded. If a player checks or raises, the other players in the hand must match the bet.