Mardi Gras Casino offers low stakes poker in a friendly environment, making it the casino for beginner poker players.

How to Play Poker in South Florida.

Poker can take various entertaining forms, from Texas Hold ‘em and 7 Card Stud, to Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo.

While the variety of games and player versus player action may be intimidating at first, it’s also what makes poker so much fun. Stop missing out on all the excitement. Read below to learn how to play. Then, stop by Mardi Gras Casino to get in a game.

Texas Hold ‘em

7 Card Stud

The most popular poker game in the United States, Texas Hold ‘em tests the player’s ability to analyze the strength of their hand, while reading the competition’s.

Before the action starts, the first player to the left of the button posts a small blind bet, and the second player posts the big blind bet.

After the blinds are placed, each player’s dealt two hole cards face down, which is followed by a round of betting.

After that, the dealer burns a card and places three community cards face up in the middle of the table, which is followed by another round of betting.

Then, the dealer burns another card and places another community card face up, which is followed by a third round of betting.

Finally, the dealer burns the last card, places the fifth community card face up, and the players commence the final round of betting. At the end, whichever player has the highest five-card hand wins.

If antes are required, each player must post one before cards are dealt. Each player starts with two cards down and one card up.

The first round of betting is started by the player with the lowest card by rank and suit. Suits are ranked from highest to lowest as Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, and Clubs.

The player with the lowest up card is required to make a forced bet known as the “bring in” bet. Then, moving clockwise, the other players can fold, call, or raise.

After the first round of betting, the dealer burns a card and deals three community cards face up, which is followed by another round of betting.

Then, the dealer burns a card and deals the fourth community card face up. That’s when the players turn their cards over, and the one with the highest five-card hand wins.

7 Card Stud High/Low

Omaha

Similar to 7 Card Stud, except the pot is split, with half going to the highest hand and half to the lowest hand.

The player must have at least five cards 8 or lower that are not duplicated in order to have a qualifying low hand.

Straights and flushes do not disqualify a low. The lowest ranking hand is a “wheel”: ace, deuce, three four and five.

Similar to Texas Hold ‘em, the game starts with the first player to the left of the button posting a small blind bet, and the second player posting a big blind bet.

The dealer deals four hole cards to each player, which is followed by a round of betting.

Then, the dealer burns a card, and places three community cards face up, which is followed by another round of betting.

After the second round of betting, the dealer burns another card and places a fourth community card face up, which is followed by a third round of betting.

Finally, another card is burned and the last community card is dealt, which is followed by the final round of betting.

Players must use the two cards in their hand, and three community cards, to create the best five-card poker hand they can.

Omaha High/Low

Omaha High/Low

Similar to Omaha, except the pot is split between the highest hand and the lowest hand.

There must be at least three cards eight or lower on the board that are not the same rank in order for the low hand to qualify. The player must also have at least two cards eight or lower that are not duplicated on the board in order to have a qualifying low hand.

The player may use the same two hole cards for both high and low hands.

Straights and flushes do not disqualify a low. The lowest ranking hand is a “wheel”: ace, deuce, three four and five.

Similar to Omaha, except the pot is split between the highest hand and the lowest hand.

There must be at least three cards eight or lower on the board that are not the same rank in order for the low hand to qualify. The player must also have at least two cards eight or lower that are not duplicated on the board in order to have a qualifying low hand.

The player may use the same two hole cards for both high and low hands.

Straights and flushes do not disqualify a low. The lowest ranking hand is a “wheel”: ace, deuce, three four and five.

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