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About Vegas Poker

The goal

Vegas Poker is a competitive card game with the objective of producing the best 5-card hand to beat all your opponents and win as much money as possible.

The playing rules

In this game, you will play with 4 computer players. Each player is dealt two cards which are called hole cards. Then, 5 cards which are called community cards are faced up in the centre of the table. The players can use the community cards to combine with their hole cards to produce the best 5-card poker hand. During the game, you need to use different actions to play. They are folding, checking and calling, raising, and all.

  • Raise: If you want to increase the opening bet, choose a Raise button. 
  • Call:  Choose a Call button if you want to bet the same amount of money as other players. If nobody calls, the hand is over and the one who bets or raises will be the winner.
  • Check: If no one has made a bet and you want to pass this action to the next player, choose a Check button. 
  • All: If you want to bet all your remaining money, choose an All In button. 
  • Fold: Choose a Fold button if you don’t want to continue and discard all cards on your hand. You will lose all the money you placed in the pot

You must learn these actions carefully and use them wisely to win the game more easily. In addition, at the poker table, there are three positions that you need to remember. They are BB(Big Blind), SB (Small Blind) and D (Dealer Button). The Big Blind and Small Blind are always on the left of the dealer button. If you are a dealer, you get an opportunity to act last in each round of betting. If you are a Small Blind, you will be the first one who puts the minimum bet into the pot. Otherwise, if you are a Big Blind, you need to bet after Small Blind does that. Your bet is generally double the amount of the small blind’s wager or at least the table minimum. After two blinds bet, the player on the left of Big Blind can begin the round of betting.

Vegas Poker Hand Rankings

After all community cards are faced up, you need to check what poker hand you’re holding and how high your poker hand is ranked. Here’s the list of poker hand rankings from the strongest hand to the weakest hand.

  • Royal flush: The combination of the cards A, K, Q, J, 10 with the same suit.
  • Straight flush: Five cards in a sequence and all cards have the same suit.
  • Four of a kind: All four cards have the same rank.
  • Full house: Three cards of the same kind and a pair of cards.
  • Flush: Any five cards of the same suit, but they are not in sequence
  • Straight: Five cards in a sequence, but not of the same suit.
  • Three of a kind: Three cards have the same rank.
  • Two pairs: Two different pairs
  • One pair: Two cards have the same rank.
  • High Card: It’s the weakest poker hand that doesn’t belong to any other category.

It is said that this game was too challenging to master as it required skill and of course a little bit of luck. Therefore, you have to learn carefully the gameplay as well as hand rankings before playing this game. If you think that it is too difficult for you, check out other simpler games at Free Solitaire to have fun.

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