Poker is a card game played by a group of people. Players compete by placing their bets, and the best hand wins the pot. In the game, players may place bets on any number of cards. A person must have at least two cards in the hand to be eligible to win. The rules of poker are simple, but the rules can vary from game to game.
In order to start the game, each player must ante, which can range anywhere from $1 to $5, and then bet into the middle pot. The player with the highest hand wins the pot, which is a pool of money. Betting takes place clockwise, and players may raise their initial bet or fold.
Poker is played with a standard 52-card pack, which may include a joker. Although poker is played with one pack of cards, two different colored packs are sometimes used to speed up the game. One pack is used to deal the cards to players, while the other one is shuffled. Once the cards are dealt, the previous dealer shuffles the deck and assembles the cards. The previous dealer then passes the shuffled deck to the next dealer.
The betting continues with two dealers left. In the first round of betting, Charley raises twenty cents. Then, Dennis raises a dime. The second round of betting is now underway.