Calling in Poker
In poker, the act of calling means placing a wager equal to the last bet or raise. For example, if someone to your right had bet $10, you would call and place the same amount of cash or chips in the pot. Alternatively, you can fold and watch the rest of the game. In any case, there are some rules that should be followed. In general, players should keep in mind the following:
The rank of standard poker hands is determined by the odds of getting a winning hand. The highest possible hand is five of a kind. This beats the straight flush. Wild cards are allowed, but not required, to make five of a kind, the highest possible hand. Secondary pairs and highest unmatched cards break ties. After a certain amount of raising, the game ends. The highest-ranking hand wins. If you have a pair, you have two cards of the same rank plus three other unmatched cards.
When you’re playing Poker, you should respect the dealer and his or her decisions. The dealers don’t control the outcome of the hand, so getting angry or arguing with them will not help. However, dealers do make mistakes, and you should be polite and try to correct it. You can also call the floorman if you think the dealer has made a mistake. The last thing you want is a fight. Having fun is the best reward for a good hand in Poker.