Poker Essentials

  • 8-9 players at the same time
  • 1 dealer required
  • Sit-down height: 10 chairs are necessary per table but NOT provided
  • Table dimensions:
    • 7 feet long
    • 3.5 feet wide
    • 30 inches tall
  • 125 square feet are needed for the table itself as well as everyone around it

Casino Party Texas Hold'Em Poker Tables

Poker is unique because itʼs the only game in the casino where players compete against each other. Because the popularity of Texas HoldʼEm is at an all-time high, if you have any poker players on your guest list youʼll definitely want to include at least one poker table at your casino party.

What Makes Our Poker Tables Special?

The highest-quality poker chips in the business: Each one of our clay chips weighs a full 14 grams and is clearly marked with a denomination. Many companies use cheap, lightweight plastic chips that feel nothing like what youʼll use at a real casino and donʼt even have denominations!

High-quality poker cards: We use Copag brand playing cards, the same cards used in World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour events

No table skirting or folding metal legs: Our tables have wooden legs because you want your guests to feel like theyʼve walked into a Las Vegas casino, not a cafeteria!


Texas Hold'Em Poker Rules

Texas Hold 'Em is the primary version of poker played in most casinos, and it's the version commonly seen on television shows like the World Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker.

The dealer shuffles a standard 52‐card deck. (In casinos, the dealer never plays. A round disc – known as a "dealer button" – moves clockwise from player to player with each hand. The button marks which player would be the dealer if the deal were advanced from player to player as the game went along.)

Most Texas Hold 'Em Poker games start with the two players to the left of the dealer (the button) putting a predetermined amount of money into the pot before any cards are dealt, ensuring that there's something to play for on every hand. This is called "posting the blinds." Most often, the "first blind" – the player to the left of the dealer – puts up half the minimum bet, and the "second blind" puts up the full minimum bet.

Each player is dealt two cards, face‐down. These are known as the "hole cards." A round of betting takes place, beginning with the player to the left of the two who posted the blinds. Players can call, raise, or fold when it's their turn to bet.

After the first betting round, the dealer discards the top card of the deck. This is called burning the card and is done to ensure that no one accidentally saw the top card and to help prevent cheating. The dealer then flips the next three cards face up on the table. These cards are called the "flop."

NOTE: Eventually, a total of five community cards will be placed face up on the table. Players can use any combination of the community cards and their own two hole cards to form the best possible five‐ card poker hand.

After the flop, another round of betting takes place, beginning with the player to the left of the dealer (the button). During this and all future rounds of betting, players can check, call, raise, or fold when it's their turn to bet.

The dealer burns another card and places one more face‐up onto the table. This, the fourth community card, is called the "turn" or "Fourth Street." The player to the left of the dealer (the button) begins the third round of betting.

The dealer burns another card before placing the final card face‐up on the table. This card is called the "river" or "Fifth Street."

Players can now use any combination of seven cards – the five community cards and the two hole cards known only to them – to form the best possible five‐card poker hand.

The fourth and final round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer (the button). After the final betting round, all players who remain in the game reveal their hands. The player who made the initial bet or the player who made the last raise shows his or her hand first.

Royal Flush
This is the best possible hand in standard five‐card poker: Ace, king, queen, jack and 10, all of the same suit.

Straight Flush
Any five‐card sequence in the same suit (e.g.: 8, 9, 10, jack, and queen of clubs; or 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of diamonds).

Four of a Kind
All four cards of the same value (e.g.: 8, 8, 8, 8; or queen, queen, queen, queen).

Full House
Three of a kind combined with a pair (e.g.: 10, 10, 10 with 6, 6; or king, king, king with 5, 5).

Flush
Any five cards of the same suit, but not in sequence (e.g.: 4, 5, 7, 10 and king of spades).

Straight
Five cards in sequence, but not in the same suit (e.g.: 7 of clubs, 8 of clubs, 9 of diamonds, 10 of spades and jack of diamonds).

Three of a Kind
Three cards of the same value (e.g.: 3, 3, 3; or jack, jack, jack).

Two Pair
Two separate pairs (e.g.: 2, 2, queen, queen).

Pair
Two cards of the same value (e.g.: 7, 7).

High Card
If a poker hand contains none of the above combinations, it's valued by the highest card in the hand.

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