When you play Poker, you almost always use poker chips, and it is customary to supply chips to all players. In most games, the lowest-value chip is a white one. The next-highest value chips are red ones. Each of these has a different value, but all are worth the same amount. The player who first buys in buys a chip worth a set amount. This is known as a “buy-in,” and each player buys one chip worth the same amount.
The ante, or amount of money, varies between games, but in most cases is nickel. In addition, the player with the highest-ranking poker hand wins the pot. The next stage of poker is called the showdown. Poker hands are composed of five cards and the player with the best five-card combination wins. These hands can be anything from a straight flush to a four of a kind. However, a player may have more than one hand in the same game.
The betting intervals in poker vary from game to game, but in general, each betting round starts with one player placing a bet. The other players must then place bets equal to the number of chips the player before them has contributed. If the raiser raises by the entire pot, the bet is considered a flop. The winnings from each round are collected into a pot at the end of the betting period. In some games, betting intervals are longer than in other games.