During the American Civil War, the game of stud poker was introduced. It is played with the same rules as regular poker but with a higher limit.
The game has three rounds of dealing, each with a different betting interval. Each player is dealt two cards. The first betting interval begins with a bet by one player. This bet is usually a small amount, ranging from $1 to $5.
In later betting intervals, players may choose to bet, check or fold. In some games, the player who checks may raise the bet. In other games, the player who checks may call the bet.
If no players call, the bet is called “all-in”. The player who makes the all-in bet may win only the pot to which he contributed.
A player with a pair of aces, for instance, is a tight player. A player with two aces may have the best hand, but they will be forced to bet more money than other players. This is called “sandbagging.” It is legal unless practice is prohibited.
Poker is usually played with chips. Poker chips are usually made of ceramic or plastic. They can be exchanged for cash. Poker chips are also used for food and other expenses.
Poker usually has two or more betting intervals per deal. Each betting interval begins with a bet by a player. The bet is then gathered into a pot. The pot is the aggregate of all the bets made by all the players in a deal.