Online Poker

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Poker, played by millions all over the world, involves skill and precision and is a real-money game of cards that is played with a full deck. Start your journey on Baazi Mobile Gaming and enjoy free games and exciting deposit offers!

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Poker in many ways is similar to the game of Teen Patti:

  • Players compete against each other with real money to see who has the best hand.
  • There are multiple rounds in which players keep adding to the pot (money in the centre). To continue to the next round, each player must match the amount being added. Otherwise they fold their cards (exit the round).
  • At the end, players have a showdown (show their cards). The player with the strongest hand wins and takes all the money in the pot.
  • If a player raises the money in the pot and no one adds any more, then that player can take the whole pot without showing his cards.

While the rounds and approach to Poker is like that of Teen Patti, there are many crucial differences that add to the math and psychology aspects, making poker a far greater game of skill.

  • In Poker, along with the cards each player is dealt, there are also common cards for all players that open on the table (community cards).
  • After each round of adding to the pot, new cards will open on the table for players to use.
  • Players must make their strongest 5-card combination using the cards in their hand and on the table.
  • To start the game, 2 players must add a forced amount to the pot so that there is something to compete for.

The addition of community cards with a new card opening each round makes poker a far more strategic and mental game. Players can use the cards on the table to their advantage in creative and intelligent ways to out-think their opponents. Do you have what it takes to win in this game of skill?
Before you can begin, you need to know Poker hand rankings!

Poker Hand Rankings

  • Royal flush- 5 highest cards of one suit in a proper sequence. Example- A-K-Q-J-10.
  • Straight flush- Any five cards of one suit in numerical order. Example- 6,7,8,9,10.
  • Four of a kind- This involves four cards of the same rank and a kicker (5th card) of any value. Example- A-A-A-A-7.
  • Full house- Three cards with the same rank and two cards of another rank. Example- K-K-7-7-7.
  • Flush- A poker set of five cards belonging to a similar suit. Example- K-Q-3-8-1-0.
  • Straight- Five cards belonging to different suits in numerical order. Example- 9-8-7-6-5.
  • Three of a kind- Three poker cards of the same rank and two non-related cards. Example- J-J-J-2-5.
  • Two pairs- Two separate card pairs and one non-related card. Example- Q-Q-7-7-3.
  • Pair- Two cards of a similar rank and 3 non-related cards.
  • High card- In this, when the hands are compared, and no player hits any combination, the player with the high card wins the hand.

Online Poker Variants

No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em: The most popular and common form of Poker played online. In this variant, players are only dealt two hole cards. There is also no limit on the amount of money/chips that can be put into the pot. Players can put their whole amount into the pot at any point during their turn.

Pot Limit Omaha: A common variant of poker in which players are dealt 4 hole cards. Players must use their best 2 hole cards and the rest from the community cards to make their best hand. The maximum amount players can place is equal to what is in the pot at the time. Hence, it is a pot-limit.
Since players have more options on how to make their hands, it’s important to remember that your best 5-card combination is relatively weaker than in Texas Hold ’Em.

Common Poker Terms

A
Ace-High
A hand where the highest card is an ace and there are no straights, flushes or paired cards.
ACES FULL
This hand is a full house that consists of three aces with any other pair.
ACES UP
This is when you hold a pair of aces that is combined with another pair to make two pair.
ADD-ON
This is when you hold a pair of aces that is combined with another pair to make two pair.
ADD-IN
A hand where the highest card is an ace and there are no straights, flushes or paired cards.
ACES
This is another forced bet that seeds a pot preflop in addition to the blinds. All players have to contribute an ante. Antes are commonly used in hold'em tournaments and they increase in value as the tournament progresses

B
BAD BEAT
A bad beat happens when the hand with strongest statistical odds to win the pot is beaten by a lesser hand that improves thanks to the community cards dealt on the board.
BANKROLL MANAGEMENT
Playing in games that are the correct limit or buy-in size for your bankroll; when your bankroll increases you can move to higher games, if it shrinks you can move back down.
BIG BLIND
This is the largest forced bet preflop. It is commonly double the size of the small blind.
BLANK
Also referred to as a brick, this is a dealt community card that does not improve the strength of your hand.
BLUFF
A bet made with a weak hand that makes it look stronger than it is to your opponents. You hope to make your opponents fold with this action.
BOUNTY
In multi-table tournaments (MTTs), we put a bounty on certain players, which means a reward for whoever knocks them out of the game.
BROADWAY STRAIGHT
This is an ace-high straight (A-K-Q-J-10, for example).
BUBBLE
The money bubble bursts when the last player in a tournament is eliminated before the prize money starts getting awarded. If the top 40 players in a tournament get paid, then the unlucky player that is eliminated in 41st place has busted on the bubble.
BUTTON
The button represents the player who is playing from the dealer position. The small disk sets the position players at the table will act from on each hand as it rotates clockwise around the table.
BUY-IN
The money you start with in a cash game, or the entry fee in a tournament.

C
CALL
If you just match the bet a player has made in front of you then you are calling that bet.
CALLING STATION
A weak-passive player who calls a lot, but doesn't raise or fold much. This is the kind of player you like to have in your game.
COMMUNITY CARDS
Cards that are presented face-up in the middle of the poker table and shared among players in games like Hold'em and Omaha. These are also referred to as board cards or 'the board'.
CRACK
To beat a hand - typically a big hand. You hear this most often applied to pocket aces: 'Third time tonight I've had pocket aces cracked.'
CASH GAME
Your chip stack in a cash game represents its real money value. Blinds and antes are set for the table and they don't increase like a tournament. You can enter or leave a cash game any time you want.
CHECK
If you choose to make no bet or raise when it is your turn to act with no bets or raises in front of you then you have checked.
CHECK-RAISE
If you check and then wait for other players to bet behind you only so you can raise them when it is your turn to act again, then you have check-raised.
D
DEALER
The player seated with the button in front of them during a poker hand. They are also the last to act on any betting round, giving the dealer position an advantage on every hand.
DOMINATED HAND
A hand that will almost always lose to a better hand that people usually play. For instance, K3 is 'dominated' by KQ. With the exception of strange flops (e.g., 3-3-X, K-3-X), it will always lose to KQ.
DRAW HAND
Trying to make a hand that, even if made, will not win the pot. If you're drawing to make a flush, and your opponent already has a full house, you are 'drawing dead.' Of course, this is a bad condition to be in.

E
EARLY POSITION
Players in early position have to act before the majority of the table during a round of betting. The player under the gun is the first to act preflop so that player is in early position, and at a disadvantage. This is the value of the money you have deposited in your Ultimate Poker account.
ENTRY FEE
The small fee charged by a brick-and-mortar casino or online poker room for hosting a poker tournament.
EXTRA BLIND
A blind put in by a player just entering the game, returning to the game, or otherwise changing his position at the table. See also 'blind' and 'post.

F
FAMILY POT
A pot in which all (or almost all) of the players call before the flop.
FIFTH STREET
This is the fifth card dealt on the board during a hold'em poker hand. It is also called the river. This last face-community card is followed by the final round of betting in a hold'em poker hand.
FISH
A losing poker player that lacks the experience or skill of his opponents; better players make aggressive plays against fish to try and win their money.
FLOP
The first three cards dealt face-up on the board are called the flop. This is followed by another round of betting before the next community card is dealt.
FLUSH
When you have a poker hand made up of five cards of the same suit (all spades for example). The best flush you can hold is an ace-high flush.
FLUSH DRAW
If you hold four cards of the same suit and stay in the hand hoping that a fifth card of that suit is dealt then you are on a flush draw. Some players might semi-bluff in this situation.
FOLD
You fold when you relinquish your hole cards and no longer participate in the hand.
FOUR OF A KIND
Any time you have all four cards of the same value (four aces for example).
FOURTH STREET
This is also known as the turn. Fourth Street is the fourth face-up card dealt on the board that all players can use to make the best five-card poker hand. It is followed by another round of betting.
FREEROLL
Freeroll tournaments are free to enter and they even offer prize money or prize packages in many situations.
FULL HOUSE
When you hold a five-card poker hand comprised of three cards of the same value with any other pair you hold a full house (for example three jacks and two queens). This is also called a full boat.

H
HEADS-UP
This happens when there are just two final players remaining in a hand or a poker tournament. The winner between them will take down the pot or tournament win.
HOLE CARDS
Each player is dealt two hole cards at the start of each hand. These are cards only they can use in combination with the five community cards to make the best five-card poker hand.

I
IN THE MONEY
You finish 'in the money' in a poker tournament once the money bubble has burst and every remaining player receives prize money once they bust out of the tournament.

K
KICKER
An unpaired card used to determine the better of two near-equivalent hands. For instance, suppose you have AK and your opponent has AQ. If the flop has an ace in it, you both have a pair of aces, but you have a king kicker. Kickers can be vitally important in hold'em.

L
LATE POSITION
This is the position in a round of betting where the player acts after most of the other players have acted. This is the position to the right of the button.
LIMP
If you just call the big blind to enter a pot preflop, then you have limped into the pot, probably hoping to improve your hand when the first three cards are dealt on the flop.

M
MICRO LIMITS
These are very small buy-in tournaments or cash game levels used as a learning ground by beginners or players with small bankrolls.
MIDDLE POSITION
If you are the fifth, sixth, or seventh player to act at a full poker table in a game of hold'em poker then you are in the middle position. You get to see a few players act ahead of you, but other players have the advantage of seeing what you do as well.
MINIMUM BUY-IN
Cash game tables will have a minimum amount of money that you need to take a seat at the table. These are often a multiplier of the big blind. For example, a $2-$4 limit hold'em game might have a minimum buy-in of $40.
MTT
Multi-table tournament: A tournament with multiple entries that exceeds a single ten-handed table. The prize pool increases as more players enter, making MTTs a popular way for players to win a lot of money with a small buy-in.
MUCK
The pile of folded and burned cards in front of the dealer. Example: 'His hand hit the muck so the dealer ruled it folded even though the guy wanted to get his cards back.' Also used as a verb. Example: 'He didn't have any outs so he mucked his hand.'

O
ODDS
The probability of making a hand against the probability of not making a hand is determined by the number of cards left in the deck that will improve your hand versus the number of cards that won't improve your hand.
OFFSUIT
When your two hole cards are of different suits: K-clubs Q-clubs is a stronger hand than K-spades, Q-clubs.
ON TILT
This is when a player lets their emotions get the better of them after a run of bad luck. Signs that a player is on tilt include playing too many hands or venting their frustrations verbally to other players.
OPEN-ENDED STRAIGHT DRAW
If a player has four consecutive cards in a row like J-10-9-8, and a card on either end will make that player a straight. In this situation a player is hoping to draw a queen or 7 to make a straight.
OUTS
Any of the number of cards left in the deck you need to improve your hand. For example, in the hand mentioned in the open-ended straight draw definition above there were eight outs, four queens or four sevens that could improve the players hand to a straight.

P
POCKET PAIR
When you receive a pair of cards of the same value in the hole preflop in a poker hand, like pocket fours or pocket jacks.
POCKET ROCKETS
When you are fortunate enough to be dealt a pair of aces in the hole preflop in a poker hand. This is the best starting hand in poker.
POSITION
A player's position is established by where they sit at the table in relation to the dealer. If they are seated directly to the dealer's left they are in early position. If they are seated directly to the player's right they are in late position.
POT
The chips or money that players have bet on a hand, this money is up for grabs and goes to the player with the best five-card hand when players showdown their cards.
POT ODDS
This is when you compute the odds of your hand winning and weigh it against the size of the pot and the size of the current bet you are facing. This is a way to establish if a call is mathematically correct.
PRE-FLOP
Betting action that happens before the first three cards are dealt takes place preflop. This is the round of betting in which the small blind, big blind and antes seed the pot to induce action.
PRIZE POOL
All the entry money contributed by players in a tournament to the total prize money that is awarded to players that make a deep run in the tournament; the prize pool is divided up and commonly awarded to the top 10 percent of finishers in the tournament.

Q
QUADS
Also known as four-of-a-kind, this is when a player holds four cards of the same value in their poker hand (four kings for example).
R
RAINBOW
A flop where three different suits are dealt face up (K-clubs, J-hearts, 10-spades for example), which makes it unlikely that any player will make a flush on the hand.
RAISE
The small amount of money the house takes from a pot as their fee for hosting a cash game.
RANK
The value of a card or hand used to determine which hands win and lose poker hands in a certain order. An ace is the highest card rank and a royal flush is the highest hand rank.
RE-BUY
There is a period of time at the start of re-buy tournaments where a player can re-enter if they lose all of their chips. Only re-buy tournaments offer this option, and their prize pools are larger as a result of multiple entries.
RE-RAISE
If there is a bet and a raise in front of a player and they choose to raise again it is called a re-raise or three-bet.
RIVER
The final card dealt face-up on the table during a poker hand. It is also called Fifth Street because it is the fifth and final community card that precedes the final round of betting.
ROYAL FLUSH
The highest ranking hand in poker that is made when a player holds an ace-high straight where all the cards are also of the same suit; bet it as much as you can to extract money from our opponents.

S
SATELLITE
A tournament with a smaller buy-in that is usually played at a single table, where the winner gains entry into a larger tournament as the prize.
SHARK
A winning poker player that often makes aggressive plays and takes money from the less experienced players at their table.
SHORT STACKED
If you are one of the smaller stacks at a cash game table in relation to your opponents; or if you have 10 big blinds or less left in your stack in a tournament.
SHOWDOWN
When the remaining players in a hand have to flip over their cards to determine who has the best hand after the final round of betting that comes after the river card.
SIDE POT
If one player is all in and there are still multiple players with more chips to play with in the pot, then they will play for a side pot that is above the value of the main pot. The all-in player is not eligible to win the side pot.
SIT AND GO
This is a single-table tournament that normally involves ten players where the last player who survives wins the tournament. Satellites are usually sit-and-go tournaments.
SMALL BLIND
The forced bet put in the pot by the player seated directly to the left of the dealer during the first round of betting. This is usually half the value of the big blind.
STARTING STACK
This is how many chips you begin with in a tournament or sit-and-go. All players begin with the same starting in normal tournaments.
STRAIGHT
This is a hand with five consecutive cards in sequential order (10-9-8-7-6, for example).
STRAIGHT FLUSH
The hand 9♠8♠7♠6♠5♠ is a straight flush; any five-card straight where the five cards are also the same suit.
SUITED CONNECTORS
The hole cards 9♠8♠ are suited to connectors; any two hole cards in order that are also of the same suit.

T
THREE-BET
Also called a re-raise; this is when a player faces a bet and raises in front of them and decides to raise again.
THE BOARD
When the flop, turn and river cards are all on display, this is known as the board.
TURN
The fourth card dealt face-up on the table during a poker hand. Also known as Fourth Street, it is followed by another round of betting.

U
THREE-BET
Also called a re-raise; this is when a player faces a bet and raise in front of them and decides to raise again.
THE BOARD
When the flop, turn and river cards are all on display, this is known as the board.
TURN
The fourth card dealt face-up on the table during a poker hand. Also known as Fourth Street, it is followed by another round of betting.
THREE-BET
Also called a re-raise; this is when a player faces a bet and raise in front of them and decides to raise again.
THE BOARD
When the flop, turn and river cards are all on display, this is known as the board.
TURN
The fourth card dealt face-up on the table during a poker hand. Also known as Fourth Street, it is followed by another round of betting.
W
WHEEL
This is a five-high straight (5-4-3-2-A, for example).

Cash Games Vs. Tournaments

Cash Games: Games in which players use the money which they buy-in with, The amount of chips put into the pot is the same as the money. Players can join and leave cash games at any time. Stakes for each table are fixed.

Tournaments: Games in which players pay an entry-fee to participate. They are then given a certain amount of chips to compete. Chip stack and size varies on the type of tournament. Players compete to see who can collect the most chips and last the longest, they are then compensated with prize money depending on the position in which they finish. In tournaments, blinds keep on increasing.

Why Play Poker Online on BMG

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Tips to Play Online Poker

You have to be extremely skillful at winning at a poker game. When playing poker online, you need to make sure that you know certain important rules that will help you make your gameplay better.

Here are a few tips that you should follow, which can be applied to all poker variants.

  • Make sure that you are watching all the showdown hands carefully when you play poker online. Showdowns will help you understand what your opponent is deciding or thinking, and you will be able to take your call as per that.
  • Ensure that you are aware of all the rules and poker hand rankings to play better.
  • Always ensure that you are starting at low stakes. This will help you to decipher the appropriate poker strategy. You will be comfortable at the game as you are not going to risk a huge amount of money.
  • When you decide to play in Texas Hold’em poker or Omaha poker, your position is the obvious factor that has to be considered. You are going to win more cash from the later positions, so play from there.
  • To understand poker perfectly, avoid multi-tabling and stick to a single table. Absorb everything that you can from your opponents and work on improving the gameplay.
  • You might not know, but playing poker when you are not in the right mental state will do you more harm as you will not be able to make calculated decisions. Play poker only when you are relaxed because it involves real cash as well.

Rules to Play Poker Online

To win at tournaments and win real cash by playing online poker games, you need to follow poker's associated rules.

Here the rules that you need to know:

  • The poker game is played with a complete deck of cards (52 cards).
  • The game includes one dealer, who is an integral part of the game.
  • The player present on the dealer's left side starts the game by deciding to bet or check.
  • Once the first player takes his call, the table players can bet, check, raise, or fold.
  • In the end, the player having the best hand wins the poker game.
  • Players also have the option to put all his/her chips in the pot (depending on the variant, in PLO, there’s an upper limit). One usually acts this way when he/she is confident that he/she has the strongest hand.
  • This is called going ‘All In’. Doing so will require all other players to follow suit or give up their current hand.

Ages and Abilities to Play Poker

To play online poker with friends, you have to be at least 18 years of age. You can register on BMG, fill in your details, and start playing poker now!

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: Poker is a game of cards, played with a complete deck, where the players have to bet their hands, check, raise the bet, or concede/fold the cards. At the end of the game, whichever player has the best poker hand or who can intimidate the opponents into folding their cards wins the game.

Answer: As a beginner player of the poker game, you can watch the experienced players' gameplay. To play poker online, you need to ensure that you know all the possible strategies, tips, and tricks that will help you win. Once you know how to play poker, no one can beat you at the game.

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Answer: Yes, you can play poker online, legally, on BMG. BMG allows players above the age of 18 to register on the platform with their authentic details such as KYC. Once that is done, they can enjoy the different poker variants available online including OFC poker!

Answer: Yes, you can win money when you play poker online on BMG. You can play poker for free and also choose to enter the tournaments. If you win at the tournaments, you win real cash. This can be withdrawn at any time, and all withdrawals on BMG are processed within 24 working hours.

Answer: You can play online poker with friends by registering on BMG. Players can create their own private tables, set their own buy-ins, stakes and guarantees. Once the requisites are filled, the player can send an invite code for the table to his friends. Other players can join the table using the code and play together online.

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