Often played with poker chips, poker is a game of chance and skill. Players must be able to figure out what their odds are and bet accordingly. Poker rules may vary from one country to the next. If you are a beginner to the game, you may want to familiarize yourself with a few basics.
The best hand is the one made up of two distinct pairs and a fifth card. These are the aces, kings, queens and jacks. Some games also feature jokers and wild cards. The lowest possible hand is a 6-4-3-2-A.
Ties are broken by a high card. This is especially true when several people are tied for the highest card. The high card is also useful if several players have identical pairs. A high card can also break ties if two people have four of a kind, but one has a higher rank.
The kitty is a special fund in poker. This fund is distributed among all players in the game. It is used to pay for new decks of cards, as well as food. A kitty is the poker version of a bankroll. You may have to pay ante in order to get a kitty.
The kitty can be used to pay for other games, like Bingo, while the pot is won by the highest-ranking hand. The kitty can be won by making a bet that no other player makes. You are also allowed to play in side pots.