Guide to Playing Poker Games Online
Poker is the #1 card game played by millions around the world. Although
may be the most popular form of poker, and
the first game beginners often learn, there
are well over 100 different versions of the game
available. From the common dealer's choice house
games to variations played online; poker is no
longer limited to just a handful of games. Each
poker game offers a unique twist to the classic
game. While the games may appear to be similar,
the way they are played will differ from one poker
game to the next. From hand rankings, to betting
structures, and even how the hands can be formed
will vary significantly.
Below you'll find a list of the more common
variations of poker games online. Each poker
game outlines a brief summary on how to play,
in addition to dedicated page which offers all
the information you'll need to dive right in.
Beside each game summary, you’ll
also find a list of the top five poker sites offering that particular game and
support unlimited free play, in addition to real
money poker games.
Learning new poker games not
only keeps the game interesting, but allows you
to strengthen your skills in other variations,
including Hold'em. Once you have mastered the
basics you can further your game by learning some
of the more advanced poker strategy concepts.
Stud Poker, was at one point the most popular poker game played
and is now considered the classic game of poker.
There are multiple variations of Stud however
the more common versions include 7 Card Stud,
7 Card Stud Hi Lo and 5 Card Stud. Unlike
Holdem and Omaha where players use community
cards, Seven Card Stud players are dealt a total
of seven cards, two face down and five face
up with the object to create the best five card
poker hand. There are no community cards in
the classic versions of Stud Poker but are in
poker games. For more information
please see our Stud
which outlines the standard rules, hand rankings
and variations available.
Although Stud Poker is not as popular as it once was it is available at
many of the top poker sites in a variety of limits.
HORSE Poker is the ultimate game of poker for those who truely want
to test their skills in multiple formats.
HORSE is a combination of Holdem, Omaha,
Razz, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud Eight
or Better. Before you dive into playing HORSE
we suggest you read our guide to playing
HORSE Poker to better understand the structure of
Although HORSE is no where near as popular as some of the variations
that make up this game, it is available at a
number of online poker sites in ring and tournament