Poker has gained popularity worldwide due to being featured in media and events like the World Series of Poker. Texas Hold 'em is the most popular variant and a popular addition to any casino party package. Poker is a game of skill that combines strategic decision-making, psychological tactics, and probability analysis. This element of skill attracts competitive individuals who enjoy the challenge of outsmarting opponents. The social aspect of poker cannot be overlooked. When played casually among friends or colleagues, poker brings people together, fostering camaraderie, conversation, and memorable experiences. These reasons make Texas Hold'em an essential part of any Casino Night.
Each of our Poker tables is large enough for 8 players plus the dealer. They include a padded rail to keep your guests comfortable throughout your event. The tables also have drink holders to help keep your beverage secure during play.
The object of Texas Hold 'em is to create the best possible 5 card hand using the two cards that you are dealt and the five community cards. The dealer is represented by a white disk called the dealer button that rotates clockwise around the table after each hand. Before the hand begins, the player to the left of the dealer (known as the small blind must ante ½ the minimum bet. The player to the small blind's left must ante the minumum bet. Starting with the small blind, each player is dealt two cards face down.
Each player should keep their cards hidden from the other players. Based on the strength of their two cards, the player immediately to the left of the big blind will have the option to fold (surrender your hand), call (match the highest bet of the turn), or raise (increase the bet by at least the minimum bet). The betting continues until each player who hasn't folded has had the opportunity to call the highest bet.
The dealer then "flops" three community cards in the center of the table. Each player, beginning with the person immediately to the left of the dealer button, will have an opportunity to fold, check, call, or raise. A player can only check if the players before them did not place bets this turn.
Once everyone has had an opportunity to bet after the flop, the dealer "turns" a fourth community card. Each player will have another opportunity to fold, check, call, or raise during this round. The final community card, the "river", begins the final round of betting. Once the final bet is called, the player who placed the highest bet/raise of the last round must show their hand. The remaining player's cards are compared to determine the best poker hand.