Poker is a card game in which players bet before the game begins and after every hand. It is typically played with two decks of cards. Each round of the game has a dealer, who is responsible for shuffling the deck and dealing the cards to players. The dealer may be a player or a non-player, and they take turns being the dealer. Dealers are designated by a dealer chip, which is passed from one player to another at the end of a round. Certain betting rules are dependent on the dealer’s position.
Traditionally, the highest hand in poker wins the pot, but some games have additional rules. For example, a straight flush or four of a kind is not considered a winning hand in some games. Rather, the highest-ranking hand in a poker game is the best one. However, some games do not count straights and flushes, and the pot is divided between the players with the lowest and highest hands.
In a typical poker game, each player has a chip supply of at least 200 chips, but at least six or eight players is the maximum number. Each chip represents a different value, but a white chip is the lowest and is worth one cent, while a red chip is worth five cents and a blue chip is worth ten or twenty cents. If a player does not have a high-ranking poker hand, they can still win the pot by making a bet that no other players call.