Poker is perhaps one of the most interesting and engaging forms of card games that has ever been invented. Countless millions of aficionados enjoy these tournaments every day and it should therefore come as no surprise that over the years, a number of different types of poker have been devised. So, let us have a quick look at some of the most popular games and what makes each unique and challenging.

Texas Hold ‘Em

This type of poker is by far the most popular across the globe. Traditionally, players are given two “pocket” cards and will then await for five additional cards to be revealed. Betting will take place in successive rounds and after the final card is dealt, all players must divulge their hands.


Omaha is another version of Texas Hold ‘Em, however this style allows up to ten players to participate at any given time. Each is given four cards (as opposed to two) and the five additional cards are immediately dealt. Players must make the best combination out of the cards that they possess. The participant with the best hand wins.

Seven Card Stud

As the name denotes, each player is given seven cards. Three are presented down and four are dealt with their values showing. Each player needs to make the best possible five-card combination from the seven originally given.

Five Card Draw

This popular game will allot each player a total of five cards. However, players need to trade in three of these cards. The player with the best hand after the trade-off is complete will win the round, and possibly the game.

These are only a handful of examples of the most well-known poker games currently enjoyed by millions. Understanding the theory behind such variations can provide hours of entertainment and unsurpassed levels of excitement.