To start playing online poker, you need to learn the basics of betting. In all poker game variations, some form of betting is required. Find out what betting options you have and how to properly place a bet
Rules for Betting Rounds
In a typical betting round, there is already a pot of a certain size from earlier betting rounds. The player that should start betting is decided by the rules of the variation being played. The betting turn then moves to the player on the left and so on around the table.
In betting rounds, you have the option to make one of the following betting actions:
Forced Bets - Blinds or Antes
Before even the cards are dealt, some or all of the players must put in a mandatory bet, either blinds or antes to create an initial pot to compete for. An ante is a forced bet, usually 10% of the small bet, that all players are required to put in before cards are even dealt out. A blind is a forced bet that only some players are required to put in. There are two types of blinds; big and small. After cards are dealt, the player to the left initiates the big blind. Players in the big blind position have the chance to call, raise or fold. The player in the small blind position can call, raise or fold as well.