Every one loves a good gamble. We all like the thrills of risk taking. This is probably why poker is one of the most popular gambling games, world wide. The number of people who play poker is increasing everyday thanks to the internet. Online games of poker have become very popular and you can play the game from the comfort of your home at anytime. There are a number of variations to the game of poker. Texas Hold Em, Omaha, Stud Poker, Razz poker etc a just a few. The ranking of the hands usually leaves the same in every variation of poker, the difference between the variations is the way the betting takes place and how the cards are dealt. Despite the differences in the variation there are some things that remain the same no matter which variation you are playing. In this article we will give you a 'heads up' about some of the things that you should keep in mind when playing a game of poker.

These tips are very basic however a lot of the time people forget these simple things and keeping them in mind could help you win a game. The first thing you need to do is understand the game. Make sure you have a full understanding of hand rankings and which hand is greater than the other. The other important tip is to search player profiles. A lot of the time the person you are playing against may have a profile up on a website. You can put together your own profile by studying your opponent.

One of the most important factors of poker is keeping control of your actions. People should not be able to look at you and tell what kind of hand you have. You should keep a mask through the game that does not reveal anything this is called the 'poker face'. These basic tips will help you go a long way in a game of poker.

Source by Gregory C Hogan