Note: I wouldn't try to cheat anyone out of money at betting games like these, they can get mad. Very mad. Don't try it, be truthful and play nice, cheating spoils the game.
Note: Where I say to bet/post blinds/ante, if you aren't betting, don't. Ok? Get ready to learn!
Step 1: What you'll need:
1 Deck of Cards, brand doesn't matter, though I prefer Bicycles. Note: You may need more than one deck if you are playing with a lot of people.
At least 3 friends, if you are playing for money; if not, it is possible to play by yourself, but not very fun. 1 friend should do, but the more, the merrier.
Optional: Card table, but regular tables work, and you need somewhere to put your cards.
Optional: Money, if you are betting.