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Popular Poker Games Online

In recent years, it is evident that the popularity of casino games has soared as casino fans have found more convenient ways to play their favorites. This is thanks to the creation of online casino platforms which has facilitated the playing of casino games online from mobile phone devices. Poker has retained a loyal fan base as many of those who have played the game at brick-and-mortar casinos are starting to play it at online casinos too and are even beginning to prefer this method of playing. In this context, it is worth exploring the most popular poker games online to see which are highly recommended.

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Texas Hold’em

Firstly, it is worth noting that poker has a longstanding history that traces back to the 1800s. Nowadays, poker is equally as popular but there are many variations to choose from. Texas Hold’em is known as one of the most popular variations out there and is so well loved by poker fans as it is easy to learn and action-packed. 

In terms of how to get started with the game, each player is dealt two-hole cards face-down and thus begins the first round of betting. When players have their cards, they can choose to raise or fold. The main objective of this game is to make the best possible decisions regarding betting to ensure that you can win as many chips as possible over multiple hands. For those who have never played poker in general before, it is best to familiarize yourself with the various poker rules and terminology as it will make learning how the game operates much quicker.

Omaha Poker

Lots of online casinos offer different versions of Omaha poker for those poker enthusiasts out there. These variations are a big hit because they're like Texas Hold'em, but instead of getting two-hole cards, players get dealt four. The whole deal with Omaha poker is to create the strongest hand using two-hole cards and three community cards. And within the world of Omaha poker, you've got Omaha hi, Omaha Low, and 5-card Omaha, each with its own slight rule tweaks.

7-card stud

Moreover, along with Texas Hold’em, 7-card stud is also another popular poker variant both in person and online. In a typical game of 7-card stud, there are no flip or community cards in seven-card Stud, which has two to eight players. The reason why many people are drawn to this variation of poker is because it offers a challenge that other poker variants don’t. In this game, seven cards will be placed face down and four face up, requiring players to pick the best five-card combination. During this game, your opponents will need to expose part of their cards to you. 

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Three card Poker

In addition, three card poker can also be played online and it has roots that stem back to the 16th century. It is perfect for those people who are just starting out in the realm of poker and don’t know too much about how it operates. The main purpose of this game is to acquire a three-card poker hand with a higher value than the dealer's hand. What makes this game even more exciting is that it can now be played online with live dealers which means that poker fans can play the game from the comfort of their own home in a realistic casino setting. 

Pai Gow Poker

Of course, for those who are looking to play a poker variant that is a bit different, Pai Gow Poker is also available online. In this game, your five-card hand ranking hand should be higher than your two-card hand. This is why it is advisable to keep your higher pair in your five-card hand and put the lower pair in your two-card hand. Not only is this poker variant one of the best online and live games, but it is simple for beginners to get started with it especially if they are already familiar with common variations such as Omaha or Texas Hold'em.

Overall, there are many different types of poker games that players are finding popular lately. From Texas Hold’em and Omaha variants to Seven-stud and three card poker, the list is endless when it comes to finding a new poker variant to play. In the future, as more gamers become interested in playing poker on virtual platforms, it is predicted that there will come even more poker variants online to entertain poker fans. If you are thinking about playing poker and aren’t too sure about how to play each variant, remember to look at the specific poker rules so that you have the best chance of being able to play it to the best of your ability.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Adobestock


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