Poker is a card game where the aim is to have the best hand possible. Each player gets two cards and the table receives five. Each player bets once, and then the cards are revealed. The goal of poker is to create the best hand possible by combining all of the cards in the table with one card from his or her hand. The player with the best hand wins the game.
The game is played with a standard 52-card pack with one or more jokers. While poker is traditionally a single-pack game, the use of two packs in Poker games has made it possible to speed up the games. During each hand, a dealer will shuffle one pack while the other is being dealt. The player on the left of the dealer is called the dealer, and he or she is tasked with assembling the cards from the dealt pack. Once all players have been dealt with their hands, the dealer will offer the shuffled pack to the next player to bet.
Poker is played with any number of players. However, the optimal number is six to eight. The pot is the total of bets made by the players during one hand. A player can win the pot by having the best poker hand or by making a bet that no other player calls.