Poker is one of the best-known and most popular card games, played at home, in casinos, and on the Internet. While the game certainly has an element of chance involved in the gameplay, poker is predominately a game of skill, where the better player will, over time, consistently outplay his inferior opponents.
If you're new to the game, or just want to improve your chances, you'll want to grab one of our poker books and study up for the next big poker party. And once you've learned the game, there's no better way to practice than to play on your own computer with poker software, or with one of the many handheld electronic poker games for on-the-go poker fun.
If you're planning a poker night of your own, you'll need the right equipment to make the big party a success. You'll need poker playing cards, of course, as well as poker chips. Poker Accessories, such as shufflers, a dealer shoe, and card-holders can also make the game more fun. If you need it all, you should check out our selection of poker sets, which include playing cards, poker chips, dealer buttons, carrying cases, etc. – everything you need in one tidy package, and usually for less than you'd spend if you bought each item separately.
There are dozens of different poker variations, so pull up a chair, place your bets, and settle in for a friendly game or two. Who knows, today might be your lucky day!
Commercial Poker Games
- Peek Poker Hold 'em
The bluff is in the cup in Poker Peek, a fast-paced, fun and relaxed version of its cousin, Texas Hold'em Poker. Players use their 3 dice hidden inside a see-through cup and 3 community dice to make their combinations. Think you've got a good hand? Make a bet and get the chance to snag your opponents' chips. And beware of bluffers... they'll fill you with doubt!
- Po-Ke-No Board Game
Po-ke-no combines the thrill of poker with the suspense of Keno. Each player, except the dealer, is given a board and some chips. Next, the dealer turns over the top card and calls it out. If a player has the card on their board, they cover it up. The dealer continues turning over cards and the players continue to covering cards on their boards until someone has covered a complete row of five. The player calls "OUT". The player who wins becomes the next dealer. A great game for kids and adults!
- The Original Po-Ke-No
Have a bias for bingo or a predilection for poker? Po-Ke-No has elements of both, with variations that make it many games in one! Combine the thrill of the hunt with the strategy of classic table games and you have Bicycle Po-Ke-No. There are 5 ways to play, the only hard part is deciding which one! Play 5-card Po-Ke-No, Po-Ke-No Black Jack, 4-Corner Po-Ke-No, Po-Ke-No Roulette -- or just stick with good old Original Po-Ke-No. Children gain listening and sorting skills, where older players can sharpen their poker-playing skills in a whole new light. Bicycle Po-Ke-No is a winner of the Fun Stuff Award by Parents' Choice. Includes 12 game cards, 200 chips, and instructions. For 2 to 13 players.
Electronic Handheld Poker Games
- Glossary of Poker Terms
Poker, like many fields of specialized knowledge, has a language unto itself. This glossary will familiarize you with poker common terms, including slang and other colorful jargon.
- GoCee.com Poker Center
A comprehensive directory of poker on the web for the serious player. Books, card rooms, humor, magazines, online poker, poker software, strategy guides, rules, and much more.
- International Poker Federation
The IFP serves as the governing body to which National Poker Federations can affiliate. Its goal is the promotion of poker as a Mind Sport played without any discrimination as to race, sex or creed.
- Low Limit Hold 'em Strategy and Tactics
Site devoted to low limit Texas Hold'em, from 1-2 to 9-18 range. Strategy, tactics, starting hands and play advice within.
- Play Winning Poker
How to win at poker online or in casinos. Learn to play winning poker. Poker strategy articles.
- Poker FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about Poker. Also includes a Poker Glossary and list of Poker Variants.
Poker Search is a place for people to come together and explore the world of poker. The site brings you poker room information, articles dealing with poker, and tournment results. It is Poker's Super Site!
- PokerSyte Strategies
Rules and winning strategies for Holdem, Omaha, and Seven Stud games.
Your online source for poker strategy, poker rules, and online poker reviews.
- Texas Hold'em for Dummies
Professional Poker Player Michael Greens shares his insider poker secrets that he has been successfully using for years. Whether you're a beginner or even a seasoned player, you will learn some amazing skills to help you compete consistently, time after time!
A free Texas Holdem poker resource page, providing poker strategies and tips to get your game in shape. Whether you play Texas Hold em for fun with your friends or for real money at a casino or online poker room, we'll show you how to improve your game and increase your chances at success.
- The Poker Forum
The Poker Forum is a free forum for the discussion of poker. Poker topics include Texas Hold'em, online casinos, poker tournaments, poker strategy, poker theory, poker books,casinos, poker card rooms, poker software, poker trip reports and more.
- The Secrets of No Limit Texas Hold'em
Two-time World Poker Tour Champion Jonathan Little provides an in-depth training course that includes over 6 hours of video of him playing and teaching everything you need to know about no limit Texas hold'em to become a winning player.
- Wikipedia Poker
Learn about the game of Poker from the free online encyclopedia, with history, gameplay, and a discussion of the most common variants.
Note: While Poker is often played in casinos, and is considered by some to be a "gambling game", it it is actually a game that requires considerable skill and experience, and many players appreciate it for the intellectual challenge of pitting their strategies against formidable opponents. Read more: Responsible Gaming