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A Brief History:
Texas Hold 'em (or Hold'em, Holdem) is the most popular poker variant played in casinos in the United States. Hold 'em's simplicity and popularity has inspired a wide variety of strategy books which provide recommendations for proper play. Popularity of the game surged in the 2000s due to exposure on TV, on the Internet, and in popular literature. During this time, Hold 'em replaced all other forms of poker as the most common game in U.S. casinos. The no-limit betting form is used in the widely televised main event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and the World Poker Tour (WPT).

This Instructable is for the basic rules for Texas Hold 'Em.

Step 1: Let's Begin

An Overview
Each player is dealt two private cards ("Hole Cards" or "Pocket Cards"), after which there is a betting round. Then three community cards are dealt face up (the "Flop"), followed by a second betting round. A fourth community card is dealt face up (the "Turn"), followed by a third betting round. A fifth community card is dealt face up (the "River")and the the fourth and final betting round. At the Showdown, each player plays the best five-card hand they can make using any five cards from the two pocket cards and the five community cards (or Board Cards).

Supplies Needed
1) Standard 52 Card Deck (NO JOKERS) $3
2) Monetary Equivalent (usually POKER CHIPS) $5 and up
3) 1 - 10 willing Humans (5 or more preferably) $Priceless
4) "DEALER" Button (or equivalent) >$1
5) 1 Table (Large enough to accommodate said "Humans". DO NOT USE A MIRROR TABLETOP!) $<nothing witty to say>

Optional Supplies
2nd Deck of cards (1 Red & 1 Blue) $3
"Poker Table Top" (adds a "casino" feel) $20 and up
Good Luck Charm

NOTE: The illustrations that follow are from a "birds eye view" of the table. I used Paint.NET for most of my photo editing.

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You can get a free deck of cards at most casinos. Whenever a deck has a damaged card they are required to destroy them. OR put a hole in them and give them away to customers.
The Legend of Benny Binion, Dallas Gambler and Mob Boss, the father of Texas Hold'em Poker was made possible by the many Dallas people who were proud of their families&rsquo; association with the colorful Dallas gambler.
Nice info, this is good for beginners, do you have something for advanced players?
Thank you. I would advise finding or starting a home game with friends. Hone your skills by playing. As for strategies, there is a plethora of books out there. PS: what sort of Instructable do you see for "Advanced Players"? any specific focus?
Can you provide us some poker strategies or some of your own poker experience? I really like your way of explaining. Thanks for your sharing.
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You're very welcome. I'm glad that you discovered poker and hope you thoroughly enjoy it.
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Did you read the entire Instructable? It should explain everything. If you have any specific question, I'll be glad to answer. As for your second question, Speed Poker is exactly the same as Texas Hold'em. The differences in rules relate to the time players have to act on their hands. Each player has 15 to 30 seconds to act before his or her hand is ruled dead (or checked if there has been no previous action).

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