Most Popular Poker Games to Play Online

| By Yaroslav Moklyak
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Online poker is a great choice for those who want to experience the thrill and excitement of playing poker. Not only does it provide an enjoyable and convenient way to play, but it also offers a wide variety of different types of games that can suit any preference.

From Texas Hold ’em to Omaha Hi-Lo and beyond, there are plenty of options for players looking to get in on some virtual card action. This article will look at some of the most popular poker games available online today.

Texas Holdem Poker

Texas Holdem Poker is one of the most popular poker game variations. It can be played between two and ten players, who are each dealt two cards face down (known as hole cards) and then take turns betting on a ‘community hand’ made up of five face-up cards dealt in three stages. After all, bets have been made, the player with the strongest hand claims the pot.

This poker variant is particularly exciting, offering players several methods for winning the pot without necessarily having to achieve the highest hand ranking. This has seen it become an enduringly popular choice in both online and real-world casinos, and it is also now one of the most popular poker variants played on casino apps in West Virginia.

Omaha Hi-Lo

Omaha Hi-Lo is one of the most popular forms of poker and is a must-know game for any serious card player. This poker variation requires experience and skill as each player has four-hole cards they need to use to make the best five-card hand, with the pot being split between two hands: high and low.

Starting with an “ante” pre-determined by all players, each round starts with a betting round where all remaining players can bet or raise; then there are three rounds of play where players have access to the shared community cards; after that, there will be another betting round and a showdown between players remaining in the game. Omaha Hi-Lo is a great way for even novice card enthusiasts to challenge themselves against more experienced opponents.

Five Card Draw

Seven Card Stud is a type of poker game often seen in casinos and friendly home games. It can be played one-on-one or with up to eight people around a table. The game starts with each player being dealt three cards – two face down and one face up. As the game progresses, players are dealt an additional card until seven cards are distributed.

During each round, players can place bets based on their hold cards and community cards that come out throughout the game. The highest rank generally determines a winning hand amongst all hands at the table or by the value of five cards on the board simultaneously. Seven Card Stud is an exciting game that has been popular for many years due to its varied difficulty levels for novice and experienced players.

Seven Card Stud

Five Card Draw is a popular poker variant that has existed since the 19th century. It is usually played between two to eight people, each being dealt five cards. Before dealing cards, the players must make their initial stakes or “ante” in the pot. Players then review their hands, assess their chances of winning, and choose whether to fold or continue playing. After this stage, there is an exchange between players where they can opt to get additional cards from the deck or discard previously held ones in exchange for new ones.

Once all players have exchanged their cards and made their bets, the showdown occurs where everyone reveals their hand, and the player with the highest-ranked combination of cards wins the game. Strategizing during gameplay is especially important in Five Card Draw as one must decide when to ask for more cards or keep existing ones and when to raise or call a bet.

Razz Poker

Razz Poker is a form of 7-card stud layered in with its own unique betting rules. It originated from the legendary online poker “HORSE” game, a five-variation game series consisting of Hold’Em, Omaha Eight or Better, Razz, Seven Card Stud, and Stud Eight or Better. Players begin by submitting an ante bet equal to the table’s minimum limit.

The dealer will then deal each player three cards face down – referred to as ‘the bring in’- followed by four cards dealt face up on the table one at a time. The order of card distribution throughout this game follows primacy impressions: high-low starting with the ace being high through the deuce as low.