Poker is a game in which each player makes bets on cards. The goal of the game is to have the highest ranking hand, or hand combination. Once all other players have dropped out of the hand, the player with the highest ranked hand wins the pot, which is the sum of the money bet during the hand. In case of a draw, the pot is divided equally between the players.

A poker game is typically played with seven or more players. Each player has a chip worth a different value. The lowest value chip is the white, followed by the red and blue chips. These chips are worth two, four, and five reds, respectively. There are also dark-colored chips. Each player must choose the appropriate chips for their hand.

A poker hand is made up of five cards of the same suit. If you have four of a kind, you have a high hand. Otherwise, you have a weak hand. In some games, the ace is treated as the lowest card. A hand of three of a kind, for example, is considered to be a low hand.

The first player to the left of the dealer bets a small amount to start the game. The player to their left bets the second blind. This is usually double the first blind. When the second blind player raises, the first player raises a similar amount to the second blind. If the player raises their bet, the other player must match the amount of the previous raise or fold. The remaining players may then raise their bets if they wish.