Poker is a game of chance where the aim is to produce the best hand possible. This is usually determined by the card dealt to you, but there are also variants where you can choose which cards you’d like to use. Typically, there are five cards in a hand.
The “show a lil’ poker” is a term used to describe the process of revealing your hand. In the traditional game of Texas Hold’em, this step is done by the dealer.
However, in some variants, players can choose to replace the first card or take one from the deck. They may also shuffle the deck or draw new cards.
Aside from the obvious, a poker player’s best bet is putting money into the pot. Players can bluff, but if they don’t, they might lose.
Most poker games require the players to put in a small blind bet before they are dealt the first card. After the initial hand, the player who made the smallest bet becomes the player to act.
The dealer will deal the cards in rotation around the table. Cards are face down to start with. If there is more than one person with a pair, the highest-ranking card wins.
The dealer will then shuffle the deck. He will then offer the shuffled pack to the opponent for cut.
Another round of betting follows. This is called the “turn.” Depending on the game, the ante is a small bet all players must make before the cards are dealt. Normally, the ante is around $1 or $5.