In Texas Holdem, the first step is to get the card game started, and for this the players put out a particular total of cash. ‘Posting the blinds’ is the commonly used term for this play. In the next step, the croupier shuffles the cards and gives out two cards face down to all players. A normal deck of 52 cards is used in the deal. Then there is the initial sequence of wagering. This round is often referred to as a "pre-flop".

After the 1st wagering round, the top card is thrown away. This tossed aside card is referred to as the "burn card", and this is performed to make sure that there is absolutely no treachery. The next three cards are then flipped face up on the table. These cards are ‘the flop’. Now follows a second sequence of betting, after that the croupier burns an additional card and flips one more card onto the table. After this, participants can utilize the sixth card to create a five-card poker hand.

An additional sequence of betting happens, and in a good many styles of games, here is where the wager size increases. There is a further round of burning a card, and a last placing of a card face-up on the table. This is referred to as the "river". Players can now employ any of the 5 cards on the table, or the two cards that they hold, to assemble a 5card poker hand.

To finish it up there’s a further sequence of wagering. After that, all the remaining players begin to show their hands. This is known as the "showdown". Clearly, the competitor who shows the best hand wins. When gamblers have even hands a splitting of the winnings is used.

Holdem is a basic game to pickup, but to acquire knowledge one needs a fair amount of studying.