What are the main forms of poker variants by the online poker rooms?


Poker is a world-famous card game that comes in a lot of different varieties. Are you wondering what the specific rules are for each of these games?

In this section, we have decided to explain the main variants of poker so that they no longer hold any secrets for you and you can play online.

Texas Hold'em

This is the best-known form of poker game, so that you are guaranteed to be able to play it on all online poker sites. In tournaments, the table consists of nine players whose goal is to win the game by getting the best hand or by making their opponents fold with a bluff.

Texas Hold'em is a variation of poker where each player has two private cards in your hand with which he must combine the maps on the board.


As with Texas Hold'em, there are five common cards which make up the board.

However, when you play Omaha, you have not two but four hole (or private) cards in your hand. There are also three rounds of betting including the "turn" coming after the flop and being followed by the "river" round. Once at this stage, players must make their best hand using exactly two cards from their hand and three from the board. The strongest hand wins.

Caribbean Stud Poker

This form of poker is often played in casinos. It plays with a minimum of five and a maximum of 7 people.

The objective of this form of poker is to make the best 5-card hand from the cards dealt by a dealer. Each player bets, they are dealt 5 cards and 5 are on the table and represent the bank (only one is visible, not the other four).

Players reveal their cards, there are two possibilities:

  • Their cards are not strong enough to beat the bank, in which case the game is over.
  • The player decides to buy a card (for an amount equal to the original bet) and exchanges it for the worst card in his existing hand.

The cards are then returned to the bank. Determining who won the following depends on the cards in the bank and the other player's cards. Caribbean Stud Poker can also be played with seven cards.

Draw Poker or Closed Poker

Before the explosion of Texas Hold'em, Five Card Draw poker was the most widely-played game.

Each player is dealt 5 cards and participates in a betting round. The players who remain after the first round of betting have a chance to improve their hand by changing one or more cards.

After this "draw", there is a second round of betting and a second opportunity to change cards. The highest hand wins the pot.


This is a variation of seven card stud in low mode.

For this variant, players must try to create the best possible five-card hand using the smaller cards. In fact, the best hand, which ensures victory was called the "Razz" and is composed of the 5-4-3-2-A, it is also called "a wheel or bicycle".