‘Appy to Play

by , Sep 14, 2016 | 3:34 pm

Currently we are enjoying the spectacle of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), and with its massive cash awards and range of scheduled events, this year has been, yet again, one to remember, and besides that we have just had the long awaited launch of Apples new iPhones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.  For the love of all things app this means that enjoying our favourite app whether it’s gaming or educational, informative or simply for fun has become and even better experience.

It really is incredible to think it was only ten years ago that the very first generation of iPhones was launched on the general public and there is already great speculation on what the anniversary year will bring from Apple, expectations are running high and the rumours and associated hype is sure to be flooding our internet in the months to come.

It can be difficult for some people to understand why there is so much excitement surrounding the launch of a new iPhone, mainly from those who do not own one as they have not experienced how personal these phones become to their users.

Nowhere else can  you individualise a device via the apps that are chosen, and with such a wide range to choose from, many free and others for a nominal fee, you can now save the world from alien attack, monitor your health, browse and pay for goods, or enjoy some spare time playing at a site like top mobile casino where you can experience your favourite casino games like Texas Hold’em in HD and take advantage of some exclusive bonuses and promotional offers just for your mobile device.

Many people think that the game of Texas Hold’em is a difficult game to play, but to be honest the game is pretty logical and doesn’t take long to learn.

The game itself is known as a community card poker game and is focused as much on the betting as the cards themselves. The rules and game play remain pretty similar but it is the goal that is a little different and this depends on whether you are in a tournament or a cash game.   The tournament is the same as other games of Hold’em but has a few extra rules added in.

Texas Hold’em is played with two to ten players at a single table and the goal is to win as many chips as you can, one pot at a time.  The pot is won by having the best hand, or by having all the other players fold their hands before the showdown.

There are three main stages to the game and that is the setup, the betting rounds and the showdown.

Dealers are rotated in the game, which means a players will act as the dealer for one hand, then they will hand the deal to the player on the left. There are professional dealers too who always deal the cards, but the dealer button will still rotate about the table and they are viewed as the dealer still.

A hand of Hold’em has a minimum of one and a maximum of four betting rounds and a hand ends when all the players at the table have folded or the fourth and final betting round is completed which could have multiple players in the round.

If this happens then there is the showdown.

In the game you must make the best hands possible using a number of combinations of your two cards plus the five community cards on the table. The choice is yours as you can use one, two or none of your own cards to make your best hand.

A Short Glossary

  • Blinds are the forced bets made before the cards are dealt and in Texas Hold’em take the place of the ante.
  • Button is the name for the player who is acting as the dealer
  • Check is similar to a call but no money is bet
  • Fifth Street is the same as River and is the final (5th) community card dealt
  • Flop is there first three community cards dealt
  • Fourth Street is the same as Turn which is the fourth community card dealt
  • Preflop is the term given to anything that happens before the flop is dealt
  • The showdown is when the players reveal their hands to find who has won the pot.


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