Poker Basics – How the Dealer Deals the Cards

There are two types of players in a game of poker: the aggressive and the conservative. The aggressive players are risk takers who bet high and fold early when they have a good hand. The conservative players play cautiously and are often bluffed to fold. The conservative players, on the other hand, are very cautious and fold only when they are sure their cards are not good enough to win. While the aggressive players bet high early in the game, the betting habits are very different.

When the dealer deals the cards, the first person to deal out the cards has the “button position” and is known as the dealer. After dealing out the cards, the button position passes to the next player on the left. In a casino, the dealer always has the same button position. Poker dealers must be seated in the same position to prevent players from moving to a different position. This makes it difficult to keep track of your opponents and the other players’ cards.

If you are in the first-to-act position, you are sitting immediately to the left of the big blind. If your opponent’s hand is weak, you should fold. You can only fold if you have all four cards of the same rank, three-of-a-kind, or two-of-a-kind. Then, if your opponent isn’t up to the task of dealing, you should bet accordingly.