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Proper Poker BehaviorWant to be wanted in your local poker room? Manners and proper poker etiquette are appreciated by all...especially your fellow poker players. Leave you temper at the door and learn proper poker behavior!General Poker RulesWant to jumpstart your poker playing career? A good place to begin is to learn the general poker rules...including the Buy-in, Dead Hands, Irregularities, Betting and Raising, the Showdown, and Ties. Buttons and BlindsWhat's a blind in poker? Feeling clueless when you here the term 'button'? This article will teach you what poker 'buttons and blinds' are.Rules of Hold'em Poker, Including IrregularitiesHold'em rules are pretty simple and widely known. What happens when the unexpected happens, however, is where learning hold'em poker irregularities could help save a friendship...Rules of Omaha PokerWhat's Omaha Poker? Think Texas Hold'em with a twist. Learn to play the exciting game of Omaha Poker!Rules of Omaha High-Low SplitThe rules of Omaha High-Low Split are basically the same as Omaha. The difference is a nice perk for the holder of the low cards...Rules of Seven-Card StudSeven-Card Stud Poker has been a popular poker variant for quite some time. Spending a few minutes learning the rules could give you a lifetime of enjoyment!Rules of RazzThe Rules of Razz, aka Seven Card Stud Low...think low to win the pot!Rules of Seven-Card Stud High-LowSeven-Card Stud High-Low is a variant of seven-card stud high-low split. Learn the rules...Rules of LowballIf you take the rules of draw poker high and flip them you have an approximation for the game of lowball. But that is a simplification of a great game. The rules for lowball and lowball variations are explained in this article.Draw High Poker Rules5 Card Draw is the game most people first learn when playing poker. If you find yourself getting into arguments about this basic game, consult the rules for draw poker here.Kill PotsKill pots are explained along with full kill, half kill, and kill button in this article.No-Limit and Pot-Limit BettingSo you're feeling lucky are you? The sky's the limit in a no-limit poker game. Learn the rules and differences of no-limit and pot-limit poker. Poker TournamentsIf you are looking for the proper way to set up a poker tournament, check out this section of Robert's Rules of Poker. All of the procedures are laid out in a clear format.
Related Poker Links
World Series of Poker Official SiteThe World Series of Poker has been the premier poker tournament in the world ever since it was launched by Benny Binion at the Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas in 1970. Harrah's bought the rights to the tournament in 2004 and has moved the action to the Rio. The official site shows the circuit schedule leading up to the big event held in the summer. There is also a registration section and a WSOP store.World Poker Tour Official SiteThe World Poker Tour website has poker professional bios, tournament schedules and results, television schedules, a poker store, and a link to their online poker room. Fans and players can also register to be part of the WPT community.888poker Official site888poker offers the widest assortment of exciting online poker games you will ever find in the internet. Choose from Texas Hold'em, Omaha, and other online poker variants from the nifty poker software and enjoy pure poker gaming from home.

Learning Poker with the Experts

There are many ways to improve your poker game. Get the latest poker strategy from our poker experts, understand the rules of poker, browse through the history of poker and all of the books devoted to this fascinating game.  The place to learn poker is ReadyBetGo.

Featured Poker Authors

Book Author

David Apostolico

is the author of 'Machiavellian Poker Strategy', and 'Tournament Poker and The Art of War,' and his latest title 'Poker Strategies for a Winning Edge in Business.'
Book Author

Bob Ciaffone

is one of America’s best-known poker players, writers, and teachers. He has numerous poker tournament wins and placings, the most prominent being third place in the 1987 World Championship. He has been a poker teacher since 1995, with his students having earned well over a million dollars in tournament play.

Latest Poker Strategy and Rules

Manage Your Poker Bankroll Like a Pro with These Expert Tips
by ReadyBetGo Editor
There are many reasons why we play online poker. For most of us, we are driven by a love of this centuries-old card game that requires a perfect balance of skill and good luck in order to win. Others are driven by the excitement of this inherently dramatic game, where the stakes are always high, and fortunes can be overturned in an instant.
Should You Try to Avoid Playing Poker With Amateurs?
by ReadyBetGo Editor
When you start playing poker, you’re mostly going to be playing with other beginners. If you play in a real-world setting such as at home, there is a very slim chance that you will ever encounter any professionals. The problem with this is that inexperienced players tend to gamble more. This means that it is almost impossible to rely on some of the key strategies that are effective at the top level. For this reason, it is wise to seek online poker games when possible.
5 Reasons Why Mobile Poker Apps Are Popular
by ReadyBetGo Editor
The game of poker is played by millions of people worldwide every day. Its popularity in recent years has increased vastly, and the development of mobile poker apps has made the game available to smartphone users. The app store is now full of real money poker apps but picking the best one is still a crucial task.
6 Prime Benefits of Playing Situs Poker Online
by ReadyBetGo Editor
Online games are becoming versatile in recent days, but among all of them, Poker has remained on the top. The primary reason as to why it is staying at the top is its dynamic nature. So far, no game can allow the user to enjoy some extent as they can with situs poker online. If you are planning to play it, you must know the benefits you can reap from it.

Poker Book Reviews

Poker Winners are Different
Poker Winners Are Different
by Nick Christenson
There is a big difference between what's typical human behavior and what is called for to play poker at a high level. There aren't a lot of people for whom maximizing their expectation in poker games comes naturally. Poker Winners Are Different by Alan Schoonmaker examines this conundrum.
Deal Me In by Phil Helmuth
Deal Me In and Eat Professional Poker Players Alive Reviewed
by Nick Christenson
There isn't a clear path by which people become professional poker players. There aren't any good courses at the local vo-tech for a person to study. The road to becoming a poker pro is inevitably difficult, circuitous, and filled with setbacks. Deal Me In is a book describing the course by which twenty top poker players became professionals.
Best Selling Poker Books 2014
Best Selling Poker Books of 2014
by ReadyBetGo Editor
How did the new books compare to the old classics? Well, we will let the data speak for itself. Take a look at the list of the best selling poker books of 2014.

Poker News

Bad Beat Jackpot is Hit Multiple Times and 18 Players Share Over $67k
Monday, December 10, 2012
It looks like it's not just Black Chip Poker's monthly leaderboard competition The Beast that pays out players ridiculously frequently. The online poker site's Bad Beat Jackpot game was popped two times in just 7 days since it first launched on its new poker community Winning Poker Network.
Nevada casinos prepare for online poker action
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Nevada casinos are anticipating the legalization of online poker and are working hard to be ready when it comes.
Zynga and Bwin/Party Poker form poker partnership for UK Players
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Zynga, the software company behind many popular social games such as Farmville and Words with Friends, will be offering poker to the UK market in partnership with bwin/Party Poker.
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