OBJECT OF THE GAME:
To make the highest ranking hand among all
The game is played with a standard deck of 52
cards (no joker), consisting of 4 suits of equal
rank; spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs.
Each suit contains 13 cards, ranked highest to
lowest; Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6,
5, 4, 3, 2, (A*). *Note: An Ace may be played
both high and low, e.g.; an A-K-Q-J-10 = High
Straight and A-2-3-4-5 = Low Straight.
RANK OF HANDS: Royal Flush; Straight
Flush; Four of a Kind; Full House; Flush;
Straight; Three of a Kind; Two Pair; One
Pair; High Card
At the showdown, the highest ranking hand will
win the pot.
Hold'em is played with a dealer button, which
rotates clockwise around the table. The player
with the dealer button is the last to receive
cards on the deal.
The first two players seated to the left of the
dealer button may be required to post blinds
before the cards are dealt.
All players are dealt two down cards (hole
cards). There is a round of betting. The action
starts with the first player seated to the left of
the big blind.
All players have the right to throw away their
hand, call the big blind or raise. The action
Three board cards are dealt and turned faceup
in the middle of the table. Another round of
betting occurs. The action starts with the first
active player to the left of the button.
The next two board cards are dealt face-up, one at
a time, with a round of betting following the deal of
The five board cards (called flop, turn & river)
are community cards and are shared by all active
A bet and three raises are allowed. The amount
of all wagers must be within the posted
limits of the game, e.g; in 6-12 limit, before the flop
and on the flop the wager is limited to $6, but on
the turn and the river the limit is $12.
Check and raise is permitted.
In all games, the house has the right to place a
maximum time limit for taking action on the play of
a hand. When, or if, a player is “put on the clock”,
the player will have one additional minute to
complete action on their hand, after which their
hand may be ruled dead.