How to Play Poker Online

Poker Rules & Strategy with Pro Poker Online

Are you off to your first poker game and wondering “How to play poker”? Perhaps you’re just in need of a refresher? Maybe you’re about to jump onto one of our online poker tables, whatever the case, we’ve got you covered.

In the world of poker, No-Limit Texas Holdem Poker is easily the most popular. This is however a relatively recent development. In fact for many years poker was played as a Limit or Pot-Limit game.

No-Limit only really took off once Doyle Brunson and his crew introduced the game to the Las Vegas casinos.

Ever since that day, No-Limit Poker has steadily increased in popularity. Finally, in 2003 it exploded into the spotlight after the World Series of Poker was won by a relative unknown.

Chris Moneymaker, who had actually qualified for the tournament online finished up winning the tournament and $2.5 million.

At Pro Poker Online, we offer several game variations for you to try. This includes Texas Holdem, Stud Poker, Omaha Poker, as well as No-Limit and Pot Limit games. So if you’re wondering how to play poker, look no further!

How to play Poker - Poker Rules
The Rules of Poker
How to play Poker - Poker Strategy
Poker Strategy

How to play poker: No-limit, Fixed-limit & Pot-limit Poker

With so many variations of poker, it might seem complicated to start introducing even more. Poker stakes however can change the nature of a poker game completely. At Pro Poker Online, we offer 3 styles of betting, or game stakes:

  • No Limit Poker
  • Fixed Limit Poker
  • Pot Limit Poker

No-limit Poker

People are naturally drawn to no-limit poker because of its unique mix of skill, chance and action. The fact that you can bet all of your chips at any point during the hand helps as well. You could call it a game of brute force, where players play big stacks and run huge bluffs.

Fixed-limit Poker

Fixed-limit poker as it suggests places a specific limit on the maximum bet size. It is considered a more subtle, gentlemanly game where players look to exploit small opportunities. You cuold call it a game of finesse and well-timed aggression.

Pot-limit Poker

Finally, pot-limit Hold’em is a game that sits snugly in between the no-limit and fixed-limit variations. You can’t bet your stack whenever you want, but you can bet however much is in the pot at the time which adds a little more luck into the mix.

How you determine your maximum bet is by counting all the money in the pot and all of the bets on the table, including any calls you might make before raising. (It sounds more complicated than it really is).

For a more detailed overview on bet types and poker stakes, head over to our page on Poker Stakes for more information.