Are you playing both poker and casino? Then you might want to learn a little bit more about what options you have in the United Kingdom. Most casino operators focus on getting their players to play slots because there is where they earn the most money. But if you are a skilled poker player you can actually earn money. You only need to be better than your opponents and you will win in the long run. The way casinos earn money on poker is by that in every pot you give away a very small percentage to the casino called rake. At many casinos, you are able to get some percentage of this rake back. This is called rake back. Now we will go through the most popular forms of poker that you can play online in the UK.
Texas Holdem is for sure the most popular form of playing poker online. You get two cards to start with. Then you make the first turn of better. The two first players pay a small fee called small blind and big blind. The small blind is half the size of the big blind. The player after the big blind start to bet and then each player can choose to fold, call or raise. When the betting for the first round is complete dealer turns up 3 cards and the player after the dealer decide if he/she wants to check or raise. If someone raises the players behind can choose to fold or raise. After this round of betting is complete a 4th card comes up called turn. The betting is similar to the second round and then a 5th card comes up called river. Then there is a last round of betting. Then the players that are still in the game get to show what they have on their hand. The ranking goes from a high card, pair, two pairs, three of a kind, straight, colour, full house, four of a kind, straight flush. If two players have the same it is the one with the highest pair, flush or whatever there is that wins.
We recommend that you start with Texas Holdem but if you already know how to play Texas Holdem or absolutely do not want to learn Texas Holdem first Omaha is the game for you. This game is a little bit more advanced a takes more time to learn. Here you have more card on your hand but the rest works more or less as before. Since you have more card on your hand the odds are changing dramatically. We recommend to watch some YouTube videos or read a book before starting to play Omaha.
Get a bonus and get rake back
If you want to play poker online make sure to get a welcome bonus as well as rake back. We think that you should get at least 25% Rakeback but you can get as much as up to 60%. If you are an average player this will mean a lot for you in the long run. The higher levels and the more you play the more it makes a difference.