In a game of Poker, the players are dealt 52 cards. Two decks with different colored backs are used for the game. Wild cards are used to supplement other cards. Five or six players can play at one time. The winner is the person with the highest card. Tie-breakers are determined by the number of high cards in the hand.

There are rumors that poker originated in Persia. The earliest known form of poker in Europe is probably the 17th-century French game poque. This game evolved alongside the German poker and Spanish primero, and eventually found its way to the New World. The English word poker is derived from the French word poque.

The game begins with ante betting, which varies depending on the game. Next, each player deals a hand. They then bet into the middle pot, and the player with the highest hand wins the pot. This betting cycle continues clockwise until all players have called or folded. Once everyone has made their bets, the round ends.

Depending on the stakes of the game, each player must place a minimum bet. In general, the minimum bet is one chip. When playing with a minimum bet, the player who has a low hand will raise his or her bet, while the player who has the highest hand will fold.