Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Poker Hand Rankings


Poker hand rankings are one of the most important aspects of any poker game. When playing online poker, especially fast online poker games such as Texas Holdem Poker, you need to be able to quickly discern which cards are needed to create a better poker hand.

Beginners often find themselves losing their first few games by not being able to identify which cards offer the best opportunities to build a really strong hand. It's fairly simple to understand the poker hand rankings if you just take a little time to study them.

Remember that when you're playing Texas Hold'em poker you are trying to create the best 5-card poker hand from a total of 7 cards. There are 2 hole or pocket cards and 5 communal cards. You may use any combination to create your best hand. You may even use all five communal cards.

These are the Poker Hand Rankings :

Royal Flush :
This hand is unbeatable, the highest ranking hand possible. A Royal Flush is made of 5 cards of the same suit, Ten through to Ace. Ten; Jack; Queen; King; Ace - must be the same suit.

Straight Flush :
This hand is not as strong as the royal flush but just as rare. A straight flush made up of 5 consecutive cards of the same suit. For example 6-10, 3-7 or Ace-5 (an ace can play both high and low in straights)

Four-of-a-kind :
This refers to any hand containing four similar cards, such as 4 Kings, 4 Tens, or 4 threes.

Full House :
A full house occurs when you have Three-of-Kind and a Pair. For instance, 3 sevens and 2 fives forms a Full House.

Flush :
A flush is any five cards of the same suit. The cards may be in any order, if they were in succession it would be a straight flush.

Straight :
A Straight is five cards of any suit in succession. Straights are very common in Holdem Poker.

Three-of-a-kind :
This is any three similar cards of any suit. For instances 3 kings, 3 seven or 3 fives...

Read more: Poker Hand Rankings

Stanley Majors is an experienced online poker journalist who writes articles on a range of poker topics.
His numerous articles found on Texas Holdem Net ,provide useful and factual poker information and insight.


MORE RESOURCES:

NJ.com

Poll: Do you support a constitutional amendment to allow casino gambling in ...
NJ.com
Poll: Do you support a constitutional amendment to allow casino gambling in northern New Jersey? Plans for high rise waterfront casino concerns several Jersey Ci. A view of Liberty Park. A highrise casino is planned nearby on the Jersey City waterfront ...
North Jersey casino: Boon or bane?Press of Atlantic City
No end in sight for casino market saturation in northeastern U.S.Tribune-Review

all 513 news articles »


Asbury Park Press

Chris Christie placing bet on new casinos
Asbury Park Press
TRENTON Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to bring casino gambling to North Jersey, a project that could toss a lifeline to Monmouth Park -- even if the landmark Oceanport racetrack isn't selected to add blackjack tables and slot machines to its ...
Poll: Can northern New Jersey support three casinos?NJ.com
Bill Authorizes New Jersey Casino ReferendumBloodHorse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)
Lawmakers Expand Referendum On Expanding N.J. Gambling Beyond Atlantic ...CBS Local
Cherry Hill Courier Post
all 133 news articles »


Advantage-play pinball aims to change casino gambling
Tribune-Review
Aaron Hightower envisions a new frontier for casino gambling. He aims to provide a dramatically different machine game that appeals not only to casual gamblers looking for fun and a chance at a jackpot but also to advantage players who rely on skill to ...



Casino gambling revenue in Macau falls in May for the 12th consecutive month
Macauhub
Gross revenue from Macau's casinos fell 37.1 percent year-on-year in May to 20.346 billion patacas (US$2.543 billion), following revenues of 32.354 billion patacas in the same period of 2014, according to the region's the Gaming Inspection and ...

and more »


NJ Spotlight

NJ Long Shots: Casino Gambling to the North, Sports Betting Statewide
NJ Spotlight
The on-again, off-again efforts to legalize casino gambling in northern New Jersey and to allow sports betting statewide could not only affect Atlantic City's tottering economy but also determine whether the struggling horse racing industry and related ...

and more »


"Let's Privatize Casino Gambling Retirement” show
WMKY
Let's summarize what we knew and when we knew it. We knew from the outset that a show based on “know your arboviruses” was going to be a tough sell. Honestly, we did not know it would be this bad. Join us for an update on medicines for overactive ...



Separate lottery from casino gambling
Times Daily
A bill in the Legislature would allow a statewide lottery and casino gambling. It will have a difficult time winning approval, but accepting a lottery would stem the flow of money to neighboring states that have lotteries and fill some of the revenue ...

and more »


Indian Country Today Media Network

Marsh introduces bill to allow lottery, casino gambling in AL
WSFA
A top Alabama Republican has filed and introduced a bill to create a lottery and allow casino gambling in Alabama. Senator Del Marsh announced Tuesday he is proposing a move to let the people vote. The bill he's introducing incorporates input from ...
Alabama Senate leader plans to introduce gambling legislation; Gov. Bentley ...whnt.com
Sen. Del Marsh to introduce gambling, lottery billWVTM13
Alabama Senate to review bill calling for lottery, casino gamblingAlabama Baptist
Casino News Daily
all 154 news articles »


Anniston Star

SPEAKOUT: No more sweetheart deals on casino gambling
Anniston Star
Alabama doesn't need any sweetheart deals on casino gambling. Let the people vote, then if gambling is approved, let the locations and casino operators be selected based on competitive bidding. Carl Summers. Auburn. Thank you for reading 7 free ...

and more »


World Casino Directory

Vietnamese women commit drug crimes to pay Crown Casino gambling debt
World Casino Directory
A study entitled Risky Business, researched by the Swinburne University of Australia, has found that record numbers of Vietnamese women are being jailed due to crime activity based on gambling debts. The women owe massive amounts to the Crown ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.