Las Vegas is considered the poker capital of the world. Poker, in its many different forms, is one of the most common, and most strategic games on the Las Vegas casino floor. Unlike other casino games, poker players compete against one another, not against the casino.
A game of strategy, deception, mathematics, and psychology, Poker contains a greater skill element than any other card game, including Bridge, Pinochle, and Gin Rummy. It's no small wonder that Poker is the most popular card game in America, both in the amount of money wagered and number of players.
Each Poker game uses a fifty-two (52) card standard deck of cards. The cards are ranked from Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 through Two in descending order. An Ace may also be used as a card lower ranking than a Two in sequence.
Whether you’re a poker dabbler or a seasoned pro, you’re going to love playing poker in Las Vegas. Vegas Poker Rooms offers a wide variety of games and limits to suit all player needs. The games, the limits, rules and the amount of the rake (house commission) are clearly posted in the Poker Room. Any poker dealer or host will be most happy to answer any question you might have. Please make sure to ask.
At the showdown, a Poker hand consists of your best five cards ranked from highest to lowest (as well as most rare to likeliest), according to the following list:
Royal Flush - An Ace-high straight flush is called a "Royal Flush".
Straight Flush - Five cards of same suit in sequence
Four-of-a-Kind - Four cards of the same rank.
Full House - Three cards of same rank and two cards of same rank.
Flush - Five cards of same suit.
Straight - Five cards in sequence.
Three-of-a-Kind - Three cards of the same rank.
Two Pair - Two cards of same rank and two other cards of same rank.
One Pair - Two cards of same rank.
High Card - The highest ranking card in the hand.
In Poker, all suits are of equal value. If two or more hands are tied in a category, the tie is broken by the rank of the unmatched cards in the five-card hand.
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Any poker dealer or host will be most happy to answer any question you might have. Just ask.