The game of Poker is played with a set of betting rounds. During these rounds, all but one player can fold. The winning player takes the pot and does not reveal their winning hand. The stakes in Poker are usually agreed at the beginning of the game. However, the stakes in a particular game may vary. Here are some rules for the different types of Poker:

The players start by setting up their hands, with the front hand at the farthest point, the middle hand nearer, and the back hand at the closest point. Then, the players declare whether they are playing, and announce the royalties, which are usually decided by the group before the game. Then, players reveal their hands and collect points and royalty units. The winner of the game is the one with the most royalty units. In the United States, poker is played with a standard 52-card English deck.

In standard play, the highest hand is the royal flush, which is five cards of the same suit in sequence. Five-of-a-kind, a straight flush, and a full house are the second and third-best hands, respectively. But there are a few exceptions to this rule, and you can still win by getting a royal flush. The odds of a royal flush are approximately 1 in 650,000. Four of a kind is the next highest hand. It can be four aces or four 3s. In this case, the fourth unmatched card does not matter.