Online Poker Rooms
Online Poker rooms are a relatively new experience for poker players. Players may choose to play Texas Hold’em, 5 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud and Omaha and then choose to play in ring games where they can sit down at any table with an open seat or register for single or multiple tournaments and play for the prize pool.
The number of available seats at tables varies from 2 to 10 as does the pot limits offered e.g. no limit, pot limit or fixed limit and stake sizes vary from $0.25 up to $100/ $200.
To start you need to download the software from at least one of the following Poker Rooms namely:
www.luckynugget Online Poker Room - This poker room is part of the Bellrock Gaming Group of Casinos and has been integrated into the Gaming Club Poker Room. Clicking on the link will redirect you to the Gaming Club Poker Room.
(There are numerous other poker rooms on the internet, some of which have reputations which precede them and players would be wise to avoid some of those rooms)
The listed poker rooms provide secure virtual poker rooms where you can test your skills against other poker players. You can use the chat facility to socialize with other players and become part of the online poker community.
Online Poker hands
High Card – When no one else at the table has a better hand, the player with the single highest card wins.
Pair – Two cards of the same value with three distinct. The highest distinct card is used to break ties when 2 players have a pair of the same value.
Two Pair – A hand containing two pairs of cards. When two players hold two pair the hand with the highest value pair wins. Again if the pairs are equal, the high card decides the winner.
Three of a Kind – Three cards of the same value. When 2 players have 3 of a kind, the player with the higher value triplets wins.
Straight - Flush – Full House – Four of a Kind – Straight Flush – Royal Flush–
Texas hold’em is one of the fastest poker games and can be played on line by 2 to 10 players. It has four rounds of betting during the course of which you aim to get the highest possible hand. This game also has the lowest limits. For detailed playing information click on our Texas Hold’em page and our Texas Holdem Winning Strategies.
Five Card Stud Poker can be played by two to 10 players. This game requires skill to judge the strength of individual hands. Five card stud also has four rounds. Your goal is to finish with the best hand and take home the pot.
Queen Card Stud Poker is played by two to eight players and has a total of five rounds of betting. The maximum permitted bet doubles for the fourth and fifth rounds. As usual, the best hand wins the pot.
Omaha is played by two to ten players whose aim is to create the best possible 5 card hand from a total of nine cards.