How to Bet in Poker

January 01, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Poker Tips

How to Bet in Poker

Check, Call, Raise

One of the basics involved in learning how to play poker is to understand how to bet in poker. If you’re the first to act in a game with antes, you can pass the bet or you can bet. If you decide to bet into a pot, you can just announce that you’d like to bet. Or, you can move the chips in the amount of your bet forward in front of you. The next player can call your bet, raise the bet, or fold it.

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This continues from player to player going around to the left. If someone raises a bet you made, when it comes back to you, you have the 3 options: call, raise, or fold. The round of betting is over when everyone simply calls the last bet and all the players (who haven’t folded) have put in the same amount of money. A round of betting can also be “checked around” – meaning everyone checks and there’s no money put in the pot that round.

If you do not know how to bet in poker, you can’t play poker. Raising works the same way, only you announce “raise” instead of “bet”. Folding is really easy. You announce “fold” and/or move your cards toward the dealer so they can muck the cards.Checking is also pretty easy. You announce “check”, or you just tap the table with your hand.

Betting Limits

Learned how to bet in poker? Check out betting limits. In a limit game, the betting limits are clearly defined, and all bets and raises have to be made according to those limits. The limits are generally at a lower level during the first couple of betting rounds, and then bigger in the next couple of betting rounds. In a no limit game, a player can bet all of the chips at any time. In a pot limit game, the size of the pot is the maximum bet that can be made.

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