The game of poker is played with cards and a table, usually with seven or more players. Poker players use poker chips to place bets. There are four kinds of poker chips: the white, red, and blue. The dealer assigns values to each chip, and players exchange their cash for the corresponding chips. The dealer then deals out the cards and shuffles them after each hand. The highest-ranking poker hand wins the pot. If no one else calls, the player with the highest-ranking hand wins the pot.

Each player has five hands: one hand is the back hand, one is the front hand, and the other two are the middle and front hands. Players are dealt cards clockwise around the table, starting with the dealer. A dealer must offer to cut cards from his hand to the player to the left. A dealer must offer to deal the cards to an opponent before he can play. After each round, the dealer must offer the shuffled pack to the player to cut.

In five-card draw, the player places an ante into the pot. The next round is the betting interval, which involves showing the cards. Each player can discard up to three cards, or take new ones from the top of the deck. If a player does not have a winning hand, he can check his hand and collect the pot. However, he must show his cards during the betting intervals in order to win. If the player has the highest poker combination, he wins the pot.