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How to Play Poker in Las Vegas

Learn to play Poker in Las Vegas

Poker, in its many different forms, is one of the most common, and most strategic games on the Las Vegas casino floor.

Each Poker game uses a fifty-two (52) card standard deck of cards. The cards are ranked from Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 through Two in descending order. An Ace may also be used as a card lower ranking than a Two in sequence. Poker is played against other competing players

Las Vegas Poker Rooms offers a wide variety of games and limits to suit all player needs.

Ranking of Poker Hands

A Poker hand at the showdown consists of your best five cards ranked from highest to lowest (as well as most rare to likeliest), according to the following list:

  • Royal Flush - An Ace-high straight flush is called a "Royal Flush".
    Straight Flush - Five cards of same suit in sequence
    Four-of-a-Kind - Four cards of the same rank.
    Full House - Three cards of same rank and two cards of same rank.
    Flush - Five cards of same suit.
    Straight - Five cards in sequence.
    Three-of-a-Kind - Three cards of the same rank.
    Two Pair - Two cards of same rank and two other cards of same rank.
    One Pair - Two cards of same rank.
    High Card - The highest ranking card in the hand.

Did you know .. Texas Hold 'Em is the game played in the World Series of Poker Main Event annually at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

In Poker, all suits are of equal value. If two or more hands are tied in a category, the tie is broken by the rank of the unmatched cards in the five-card hand.

How to play Texas Hold'Em

How to play Texas Hold'Em

Play Texas Hold 'Em, the most popular variation of poker in Las Vegas. Great for beginners, learn Texas Hold'Em rules and let's show you how to get the best five card high hand.

How to play Let It Ride Stud Poker

How to play Let It Ride

This exciting variation of Five-Card Stud Poker is easy to learn and fun to play. Make your bets using your three cards and two cards and if you've got a good hand, just Let It Ride.

How to play Pai Gow Poker

How to play Pai Gow Poker

Learn Pai Gow Poker rules and let's show you how to sett the highest possible ranking according to the House Ways and beat both of the Banker's two hands.

How to play Three Card Poker

How to play 3 Card Poker

Three exciting ways to play! Learn to play Three Card Poker, the new Las Vegas casino table games. Let us help you master this exciting variation to Poker and simply beat the dealers hand and get paid.

Video Poker House Advantage and Expected Lose

  House Advantage For Every $100 bet, the player can expect to lose
Video Poker 0.5%-5% 50c - $5

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Things you should know about playing poker in Las Vegas

Most Las Vegas casinos offer Non-smoking tables

Free lessons are available at most Las Vegas casinos

Any poker dealer or host will be most happy to answer any question you might have. Just ask.

Learn to play Poker in Las Vegas

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