In texas hold’em, the initial step is to get the game started, and for this the competitors put out a particular sum of cash. ‘Posting the blinds’ is the frequently used phrase for this play. In the next step, the croupier shuffles the cards and deals two cards face down to all players. A normal deck of 52 playing cards is used. Then there is the first round of wagering. This sequence is often referred to as a "pre-flop".

Following the first betting sequence, the first card is discarded. This discarded card is referred to as the "burn card", and this is performed to ensure there is definitely no dishonestly. The next three cards are then revealed face up on the poker table. These cards are referred to as ‘the flop’. Now follows a 2nd round of wagering, after which the croupier tosses out another card and turns over one more card onto the poker table. Following this, competitors can employ the 6th card to form a five-card poker hand.

Another sequence of wagering follows, and in a number of styles of games, here is where the bet amount doubles. There is a further round of burning a card, and a closing deal of a card face-up on the table. This is called the "river". Bettors can now make use of any of the five cards on the poker table, or the two cards in their hand, to create a 5card poker hand.

To finish it up there’s a last round of betting. Then, all the players left start to show their hands. This is referred to as the "showdown". Beyond a doubt, the player who holds the greatest hand wins. When gamblers have equal hands a sharing of the pot is considered.

Holdem is a basic game to pick up, but to achieve expertise it requires a large amount of studying.