During a game of Poker, each player receives five cards, including a pair and three of a kind. In a tie, the highest pair wins. In the event that two players have the same hand ranking, the second pair wins the tie. However, if neither player has a pair, the tie is broken by the high card. The high card also breaks ties between players with different ranking hands, such as pairs and better than a pair.

If the highest-ranking hand wins the pot, the game is over. When a player folds, they are no longer competing for the pot. In some games, players may also be required to make blind bets, which are bets before each player receives their cards. Blind bet requirements are rotated around the table each round, and the player making the blind bet must call the bet before they can check. The dealer shuffles and cuts the cards before each round.

After a round of betting, the cards are revealed. In Omaha, the best hand wins the pot. When this happens, the players are told that their hand will be improved. Semi-bluffs, on the other hand, are used when players have a bad hand, but know that they can improve it. In these games, a player may discard a pair of aces or a king to make a stronger hand.