Poker is a card game played with chips or cash. The game is fast-paced, and players can bet at any time during a hand. If you want to place a bet, say “raise.” You can also add more money to the pot by saying “call.”
When betting comes around to you, think about whether or not your hand is strong enough to win. If you have a good opening hand, like a pair of Aces or Kings, you should bet heavily. This will force weaker hands out of the game, and increase your chances of winning.
If your hand is not good, you can discard your cards and draw new ones from the deck. This is called a “replacement.” Depending on the rules of your game, you may be allowed to replace all of your cards or just one or two.
Practice patience, and use your knowledge of other players to make wise decisions. Watch how they play and learn their tells (eye movements, idiosyncrasies, hand gestures, betting behavior etc.). If a player calls frequently and then suddenly makes a huge raise, it could be a sign that they are holding something special.