Governor Of Poker
Game description & instructions.
Texas hold 'em (also hold'em, holdem) is the most popular poker game in the casinos and poker card rooms across North America and Europe. Hold 'em is a community card game where each player may use any combination of the five community cards and the player's own two hole cards to make a poker hand, in contrast to poker variants like stud or draw where each player holds a separate individual hand. In Texas hold 'em, like all variants of poker, individuals compete for an amount of money contributed by the players themselves (called the pot). Because the cards are dealt randomly and outside the control of the players, each player attempts to control the amount of money in the pot based on the hand the player holds. The game is divided into a series of hands or deals; at the conclusion of each hand the pot is typically awarded to one player (an exception in which the pot is divided between more than one player is discussed below). A hand ends either at the showdown, in which case the remaining players compare their hands and the highest hand is awarded the pot. This is usually only one player, but can be more in the case of a tie. The other possibility is when all but one player has folded and abandoned their claim to the pot, in which case the pot is awarded to the player who has not folded.