Money -470 Means What in Betting?

If you have been to a casino in the last couple of years, you have probably seen people playing what is known as “poker”. Poker has been around for hundreds of years, but only in the last few decades has it become popular outside of North America.

Unlike most traditional card games, such as Blackjack or Gin Rummy, poker is not really about winning or losing money. Instead, poker is usually played for fun and entertainment. That said, it is still possible to have a winning streak in poker games. And when that happens, the players can get pretty excited about it.

However, what exactly is poker? Is it a game of skill or is it a game of luck? How much can you really determine on your own, if at all? What is the best way to play poker? Are there any specific strategies that can help you win more often?

To answer these questions and more, we have compiled a short list of everything you need to know about poker. It has been divided into four parts, including the History of Poker, Rules and Regulation, Key Terms and Definitions, and finally, an Overview of Poker Strategies.

History of Poker

Poker has been around for hundreds of years, though its origins are somewhat disputed. Many believe that poker originated in Great Britain during the 17th century. During that time, games that were similar to poker were very popular. One of the most significant historical events that helped form modern day poker was the invention of the deck of playing cards. This invention allowed people to play card games that were previously only available to the wealthy and famous. It also helped create a game that can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of their wealth.

Over the years, poker has been played by some of the greatest minds in history. It has also been around long enough for some of the strategies and tips to become obsolete or outdated. This is mainly due to the fact that the game has changed so much and evolved with the times. That being said, many of the strategies and tips presented here may still be viable.

Rules and Regulation

Like many games that have become popular over the years, poker has also been influenced by the times. With the invention of the computer, the internet and online poker, a whole new set of rules and regulations had to be established. Many of these rules and regulations are designed to protect both players and casino owners from becoming too much of a threat to society. Because of this, it is a player’s responsibility to know and follow the rules and regulations of poker, whether they are at home or at a casino.

As a general rule of thumb, never shoot fish in a stream. And while we are on the subject of fish, you should always leave the house with your wetsuit on. Just kidding. This is just common sense and good hygiene. Always make sure that you leave your hat on the floor when you enter a casino. Also, never put your cell phone down on the table during a game. It will lose its value as a communication device after a certain amount of time, and nobody wants to be the cause of that. Finally, don’t put anything in writing during your poker game. It won’t be there in the morning. And you probably don’t want to be creating a document that can be used against you in the future. Take notes during the game and then put everything down on paper after the game is over. This will make it easier to remember all of the rules and regulations that you agreed to follow during the game.

Now that you have a basic understanding of the History of Poker, let’s move on to the next part.

Key Terms and Definitions

To understand poker, you must first understand a few key terms and definitions. These terms are listed below along with their definitions.


In poker, a “bet” is an amount of money, or other form of compensation, that is placed on the table before the start of the game. The money put down as a bet is generally considered to be “open”, or “live”, betting. After the game has started, additional bets can be made. These are known as “closed” or “table” bets and have to be placed in a certain way – either all at once or by placing units of money betwise.

There are also a variety of wagers that do not have to be placed on the table. These include “blind” and “ante” wagers, which we will discuss in more detail below. Wagers that do not have to be placed on the table are generally only accepted when they are made during the course of a poker game. Open betting allows for more interaction between players and encourages risk-taking, which is one of the key elements to a successful poker game.


In poker, a “call” is when a player checks their cards and decides to continue playing with those cards. For example, if a player is holding a pair of Queens and a pair of Jacks, they would have to make a call on whether to keep those cards or to exchange them for a better combination.

Sometimes poker players will call by raising their hands, which is similar to the way a yell in football is used to alert the defense that the play is about to begin. When this happens, the person who called the hand is referred to as the “banker” or “house”. The person who is being called is known as the “player”. Typically, when a player calls a hand, this is because they think that their cards are good enough for a winning combination and they want to see how the rest of the game plays out.


The “dealer” is the person who is conducting the poker game and fulfilling all of the bets made during the course of the game. The dealer is not allowed to take any active part in the game, except for where they are specifically required to by the rules of poker. For instance, in some games, the dealer will have to keep track of the bets and ensure that the bets are fulfilled, in accordance with the agreed-upon rules of the game. In other games, the dealer will simply collect the bets from the players and distribute the winnings according to the rules of the game.

In general, the dealer’s role is to mediate, or act as an arbiter of, disagreements that may arise between players. Some games, such as Seven-Card Stud, require only one dealer while others, such as Hold’em, can have many dealers. One thing to keep in mind is that the number of dealers in a game depends on the number of players. So if there are four players, there will be four dealers while a game with six players will have six dealers. The more players there are, the more hands the dealer will have to help them out with.


In poker, a “flush” is when a player has a series of cards of the same suit from the first spade all the way to the tenth club. A flush is considered to be extremely powerful and is usually only achieved when the player is extremely fortunate or skilled. One thing to keep in mind is that, in most instances, a flush can only be achieved by using a certain strategy that relies on the cards being dealt face-up. If the cards are dealt face down, the chances of achieving a flush dramatically decrease.

Full House

A “full house” in poker is when three of a kind and a pair of Kings or Aces are combined. A full house is often considered to be the most powerful of all winning hands and is a great way to start a run of good luck. It is also important to note that, in most cases, a full house must be achieved by using a specific strategy that relies on the cards being dealt face-up. If the cards are dealt face-down, the chances of achieving a full house dramatically decrease.


The “game” in poker is the overall collection of hands that are being played. There are a variety of different games, ranging from Texas hold’em to Omaha to Seven-Card Stud, and each one is considered to be one game. The more bets that are placed on one game, the more that game will be played. However, if there are multiple games going on at the same time, only the first game is played, and the others are simply waiting their turn.