Poker is a card game played with five cards and two distinct pairs of cards. The highest pair wins. If there is a tie, the second pair wins. If no one has a pair, a tie will be broken by the high card. Tie-breaking rules also apply when several players have high hands of the same type.
Draw Poker is a game with a long history. The game is thought to have originated in the Middle Ages and quickly gained popularity in the American West. During the Wild West, the game was known as Five Card Draw and became a favorite with outlaws and tough-guys alike.
Limits on bets and raises
Poker is played with limits on bets and raises. A raise in a limit game is equal to the amount of the previous bet plus the governing limit of the round. For example, Alice would bet $5, and Dianne would raise to $15. As a result, Dianne would be obligated to raise $15, and any extra money would be returned to Alice.