Poker Rules

Learn how to Play Poker

The Juicy Stakes poker room offers the most popular forms of poker including Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo and America’s favorite, Texas Holdem. We also offer all betting variants including No Limit, Pot Limit and Limit.

If you're new to poker, you may want to give the game a try, investment free, at any of our many play poker tables that use play money or play chips. It's a no risk way to hone your skills and get to know our software before joining our real money games.

The first thing you need to know before hitting the tables are the basic hand rankings.  These are the ten (10) hands everyone should know before you join the action. 

 

Royal Flush

Royal Flush- This hand is unbeatable, it consists of the ace, king, queen, jack and ten of a single suit.

Straight Flush

Straight Flush- Five cards in sequence, of the same suit. In the event of a tie, the highest rank at the top of the sequence wins.

Four of a Kind

Four of a Kind- Four cards of the same rank, and one side card or ‘kicker’. In the event of a tie, the player with the highest side card (‘kicker’) wins.

Full House

Full House- Three cards of the same rank, and two cards of a different, matching rank. In the event of a tie, the highest three matching cards wins.

Flush

Flush- Five cards of the same suit, not in sequence. In the event of a tie, the player holding the highest ranked card wins.

Straight

Straight- Five non-suited cards in sequence. In the event of a tie, the highest ranking card at the top of the sequence wins.

Three of a Kind

Three of a Kind- Three cards of the same rank, and two unrelated side cards. In the event of a tie, the player with the highest, and if necessary, second-highest side card (‘kicker’) wins.

Two Pair

Two Pair- Two cards of matching rank, two cards of different matching rank, and one kicker. If both players have an identical Two Pair, the highest kicker wins.

One Pair

One Pair- Two cards of matching rank, and three unrelated side cards. In the event of a tie, the player with the highest, and if necessary, second or third-highest side card wins.

High Hand

High Card- Any hand that does not qualify under the categories listed. In the event of a tie, the highest card wins, such as ‘ace-high’.

Just like in any poker room, certain rules apply to ensure a pleasant and courteous game for everyone so, before you take your seat at a table please take a moment to look them over.

See you at the final table!