Texas Hold ‘em is one of the easiest poker games to learn, and it can be learnt in only a few minutes. And, as with any game, the more you practice the better you become.
The aim of Texas Hold’em is to build the strongest hand of five cards from the seven that have been dealt.
If you have never played Texas Hold’em poker before, our How To Play Texas Hold’em page will give you basic information about the game, its rules and the types of bet you can place. Our Texas Hold’em Glossary will also help you to understand some of the terms you may come across when learning to play Texas Hold’em poker.
Poker is generally viewed as a game of strategy, but although experienced players do tend to use fairly complicated strategies to try and outwit their opponents, there are a number of basic guidelines that you can follow when first starting to learn Texas Hold’em poker that will help you to increase your chances of winning fairly quickly. If you want to know more, take a look at our Texas Hold’em Hints and Tips page.
Although many people’s perception of poker is of a game played by shady characters in smoke-filled pub back rooms, modern poker is nothing like this. It is an enjoyable and easily accessible game and you can play poker in casinos, tournaments or online.
Texas Hold’em Poker is the most popular type of poker game in casinos and on the internet, and is played in the Poker World Series. It is also the format most likely to be seen in television programmes. For more information, have a look at our Where To Play Texas Hold’em Poker and Top Texas Hold’em Sites pages.