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Poker Terms you need to know


All these years, online poker created a huge fanbase and is often referenced in books and movies. Aside from the popular "poker face", its the concept of the game that makes it appealing to most online casino players. The objective is simple: win the money bet by having the best cards on deck.  Online Poker is mostly played within a smallest of two players but around five to seven players are more practical. The instructions for special games vary immensely. The quantity to each player, the methods of bookmaking and the position of the hand can all differ. You can either bet against further players or against the online casino. To learn more about the game, take a look at some terms commonly used in online poker:


Ante:- a bet made before any cards have been dealt.

Babies:- slight value cards.

Bicycle:- see helm.

Blind Bet:- a bet made without looking at your cards.

Bluff:- tricking the new players into discerning that you have in actual fact good hand.

Board:- the community cards in games such as Holdem and Omaha.

Bone:- a new name for a chip.

Call:- a verbal avowal that thespian will match the previous bet.

Calling Station:- a play-actor who by the skin of your teeth ever raise.

Dead man's hand:- two pair of aces over eights.

Draw:- in your hand for from the deck.

Flop:- the deal where the first three community cards are revealed in Holdem and Omaha.

Full House:- cards of the same value with a pair, for example, aces and two sixes.

Poker Strategies and Tips


MASTER THE RULES - If you plan on playing online poker consecutively, be aware of the specific rules set by the online casino site you chose to play with. Often times, poker players can be thrown out of a site by not abiding by the rules and this happens simply through ignorance of the rules. Make sure you read up on the rules before playing.


PLAY REGULARLY - As with anything you do, practicing regularly improves your skills and online poker is no exception. By playing regularly, you will learn the tips and tricks on every game. You can also craft your own strategy in winning more from online poker.


SET A BETTING LIMIT - But only if it's $1/2, $2/4 or $5/10 blinds. This section will discuss the research, the math, and the studies on human nature that prove conclusively that high-stake limit tables are not the place to make money. They are however an excellent place to lose large amounts of cash in a big hurry. The return on investment (ROI) is best at medium limit tables.


SELECT YOUR STAKE - No decision here if you're smart. You must have 50 to 100 times the Big Blind. Any less and your chances of making money nosedive. More will only improve your table 'cred' and help to intimidate weaker players.


SELECT A TABLE - Spend at least 15 minutes watching the play at each table. Review your notes if recognized players are present. Check out at least three tables before you start. Then select the loosest table. To win at Texas Hold'em Poker you must play tight in loose games and play in loose games only.


PLAY TIGHT - Follow the Food Chain Theory. Learn the rules. Understand the odds. Bet like a 'shark', not a 'fish'.


PLAY FOR FUN – We at Fun88 remind you to play for fun and practice “Responsible Gaming”.