How to Play Poker with Chips

Poker is one of the most popular casino games and there are many variations for how the game can be played. Experienced poker players often use poker chips for betting purposes, which can make the game more fun and vastly more competitive. Beginners, however, often need some guidance in order to start playing poker with chips.

With Custom Made Casino, we manufacture high-quality, custom poker supplies, including poker chip kits. This adds a personalized touch to your poker supplies. Before you order a custom poker chip kit, let us explain some of the different variations of poker and how to play poker with chips.

Poker Variants

Poker is a not a single card game, but rather a family of card games. Each variation of poker has different rules and betting procedures. In fact, each variation differs in the number of cards dealt, the number of cards that remain hidden, and the number of shared cards. Draw poker, stud poker, and Texas Hold ‘em are some of the most popular forms of poker.

Draw Poker

Five card draw poker is often the first variation of the game players learn. While this is common in at home poker nights, it is rare to see five-card draw in a casino. In draw poker, each player is dealt a complete hand before the first round of betting. In the following rounds, players can replace their hand by replacing and drawing new cards.

Stud Poker

In stud poker, players are dealt a mix of face up cards and face down cards. Seven-card stud is the most common form of poker, although five-card stud is common as well. Until Texas Hold ‘em gained popularity, stud poker was the most common form of poker in casinos and tournament play.

Texas Hold ‘em

Texas Hold ‘em has gained popularity in recent years, and is common in casinos and tournament play. In Texas Hold ‘em, each player is dealt two cards face down and three community cards are placed face side up. In later rounds, two more community cards will be added, known as “the turn” and “the river”. Each player tries to get the best 5 card combination consisting of their hand cards and the community cards.

Playing Poker with Chips

While most players are accustomed to using chips for poker, they can actually be used for a variety of different casino games, including blackjack and roulette. In short, casino chips are placeholders for currency.

Unfortunately, there is no universal color scheme for poker chip values, so it will vary from set to set and casino to casino. Usually, the value of the chip is printed on the face of each chip, making it easier to determine the value so you don’t overbid.

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