Generally, a poker game is played with a small deck of cards and chips, which represent the amount of cash the players have to bet. The purpose of the game is to predict the odds of a hand and win the most chips from opponents.

A poker game is played with up to seven or nine players. Most games have a minimum of 200 chips. The ideal number of players is six to eight.

A poker game is played with cards that may be face up or face down. The cards are dealt from the center of the table. The player with the best poker hand wins the pot.

The best poker hand is the hand comprising five cards of the same suit. These cards can be straight, flush or four of a kind.

A poker game may have as many as three rounds of dealing. The first round deals cards face up. A second round of dealing deals cards face down. A third round of dealing distributes one card to each active player.

A poker game has two or more betting intervals. A betting interval is the time between the last round of dealing and the start of the next round. During this interval, each player will bet once.

A poker game is a good idea for a social event. When the game ends, each player takes home a share of the kitty, which is the name of a special fund used to pay for new decks of cards.