What Is Betting the Street in Texas Hold ‘Em?

Most people know what Texas Hold ‘Em is — a card game that’s inspired by the popular television show. But did you know that there’s also a popular way to play the game that’s a bit more complicated than the normal rules of Texas Hold ‘Em?

Ladies’ Night

As the name would suggest, Ladies’ Night is played with just ladies at the table. It was originally created to be a more comfortable place for women to play, as most poker sites at the time wouldn’t allow them to enter a room with men. While the game is similar to regular Texas Hold ‘Em, there are a few key differences that make it interesting and challenging. Let’s have a look:

No Bluffing

In most games of Texas Hold ‘Em, players are not allowed to bluff. Bluffing is when you play with false confidence, trying to trick the dealer or other players into thinking you’re certain of winning when you’re not. While there are exceptions (like in Seven-card stud), generally speaking, bluffing is considered a dirty trick in poker. As a result, players are more likely to call your bluff, which can make the difference between winning and losing a hand.

Stud Poker

In a standard game of Texas Hold ‘Em, after each round of betting, players must show their cards. Stud Poker takes that concept and flips it on its head. Instead of players having to reveal their hands, the dealer — or more commonly, the first dealer to act — shows their cards first, with the rest of the players hiding their hands. When the dealer shows their cards, the players are allowed to see them, but are not required to reveal their own. As a result, players can play more strategically, trying to guess what cards others are holding without being discovered.

Multiple Stocks

In standard Texas Hold ‘Em, players are only allowed to place one bet per hand. Multi-Stock enables players to place multiple bets per hand, creating more opportunities for big pots and bigger wins.

On the surface, it may seem like a good idea to put more money into your bet. But that’s not necessarily the case. As a general rule of thumb, it’s better to play it safe and go for small bets in order to minimize potential losses.

Higher Stakes

In the original version of Texas Hold ‘Em, there are only three types of bets: the pre-flop, the flop, and the turn. The only difference between them is how many chips you’re required to bet. The pre-flop bet is required to be one unit of currency — be it dollars, Euros, or Pounds Sterling — and the turn bet is two units of currency. The flop bet is three units. Higher-stakes games of Texas Hold ‘Em also have a different structure to them. The first three players to act at the beginning of each round are up for a 50K pot, with the remaining players picking up their share of the pot. If there’s a tie, the pot is shared proportionately. But if someone wins, they keep the entire pot. It’s a deceptively complex game, and one that encourages tactical thinking and quick wits.

If you’re looking for a game that’s both simple and strategic, then check out Ladies’ Night — and make sure to get your womenfolk along too, as it’s a great way to keep them happy while you win cash!