Poker is a popular gambling game that is played around the world. It is a simple game, yet one that requires skill and luck. Although it has several variants, the basic rules are the same.

Each player is given a standard pack of cards, usually containing 52 cards. The cards are ranked in ascending order from the Ace to the Ten. Players can discard up to three cards and the best hand wins the pot.

Poker is played with a variety of different types of chips, ranging from dark-colored chips that are worth two, four, or five reds, to blue chips that are worth ten or 25 whites. In some variants, players may use a pack of cards that are not numbered.

A player is considered to be in the game if he or she has placed at least one chip in the pot. A player may call, raise, or fold.

The dealer will then deal cards to each player, one at a time. The dealer can either pass out all the cards at once, or shuffle the cards.

After all the cards are dealt, the players will show their hands. If there is a tie, the highest card wins the tie.

A player with a high hand, a high card, or a pair of aces breaks the tie. If a player’s hand is not a pair, it is considered a Full House. If two players have a pair of aces, the first one to break the tie gets the pot.