In the game of poker, each player receives a single card, one face-up and one face-down, and the aim of the game is to have the highest-ranked hand. The player who has the best poker hand wins the money bet during the hand and the pot is divided among all players. After the third and fourth betting intervals, the hole cards are revealed and a new round of betting begins. When the first bettor reveals his or her cards, he or she must make the minimum bet. Later, players may check, which is a common strategy in this type of poker.

During the game of Poker, the players place their bets on the table. Every player who has made a bet is entitled to half of the pot. In some variations of the game, the ante may increase or decrease, and the bets can be raised or called. The player who raised the bet first is known as the active player. A player who has raised before him must also place his bets into the pot.

There can be any number of players in a game of poker, but in most cases, at least seven players are required. The poker chips are usually divided into five-valued categories. The lowest-valued chip is the white chip. The red chip is worth five whites. The next value up is the blue chip, which is worth 10, twenty, or twenty-five whites. A player “buys in” a game by buying chips from the dealer. Players usually buy chips equal to the amount of money they want to bet.