How to Play Strip Poker
How to Play Strip Poker
Most people who want to learn about playing poker know that they have to learn some basic rules. One of the most basic of those basic rules is strip poker rules. A strip poker game is one where there are two players on each end. The object of the game is for a player(s) to remove cards from their opponents hands and then remove cards from their own hands and remove cards from the pot in a manner that makes it easier for them to get to the win-win status for the pot size (the amount of chips in play). In poker, as in life, there will always be bad and good times, and those who want to win will play more games of poker with skilled players. There are two ways to win a strip poker game: buy or to lose.
Players will usually buy chips before the game starts. Typically, players will buy four or five hundred chips at a time. These chips go up in price according to how well each player does during the course of the game. Sometimes, players will also buy additional chips to use for emergencies, but they should only do so if they are sure they will use those chips soon. Buying too many chips is a poor investment for the bankroll. However, this can be an advantage if a player is fairly sure that they will have a need for the chips before the game begins.
When both players are on betting rounds, each player chooses a hand. The two players place their bets, face down, on the betting card(s) that is printed on the left of the betting circular. When a player places a bet, they must stick it out by touching it with either their forefinger or thumb. If the bet touches either the forefinger or the thumb of one player, that player must immediately raise the bet, or take the money from the pot, whichever the case may be.
After each bet has been placed, the top two players in the betting round will get to act. Before the start of the round, both players may fold their bets. Once the start of the round has started, the active players will all stand up, making it easy for the dealer to deal the cards. Then the two players will place their bets.
The first player may call, raise or fold. If a player calls, then that player must have at least one card to verify they have called, otherwise the bet will be returned to the dealer. A player can also call and raise once they have raised a bet before the turn begins. However, once they have all of their cards, it is too late for them to call back.
After the two players have placed their bets, the dealer will deal five cards to each one. Then, each player will flip over one card from the deck. Once the dealer has removed one card from the deck, it is time for the second player to reveal their hand. It is at this point where a blindfold may be used or another person may be standing in the way to help determine which card is the winning card by flipping over a card from the deck. After the second hand is dealt, it is time for the blindfold to be removed and another player may take their turn.