10 Different Types of Poker Games You Can Play Online

10 Different Types of Poker Games You Can Play Online
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Poker is one of the popular games played all over the casino world. Casinos are places where you can play poker games and test your luck. Poker is famous on this level because it has some significant and intense game variations. These game variants are something different to each other but equally fruitful and fun to play.

Since these poker games became popular and touched new heights in the casino industry, online Poker is also booming more than ever. The demand for online casino games is continuously on the rise, and many casino operators want to leverage the benefits of those platforms that are making a huge impact on the gaming sector.

Most organizations are shifting their business to the online casino industry and opting for poker game development solutions. Online poker platforms help them grab a large audience and generate huge revenue. Nowadays, you can easily find various online poker game platforms offering great rewards. You can play all the different types of poker games online without complications.

These online poker games are not so different from real casinos; poker rules, skills needed, tricks, and rewards are the same. To play online poker game variants, you can search on the internet, choose your preferred site, and start playing.

In this blog, we will learn about forms of 10 different types of poker game variants that you can play online with your friends or other players. So let's get started with the first poker game variant.

1. Texas Hold'em

Texas Hold'em is an all-time classic and one of the most popular poker game variants. It offers several betting and table selections.

Texas Hold'em is available on most casino platforms. The best part about Texas Hold'em is that it is a simple poker game.

The rules, bet structure, gameplay and basics of the game are easy to understand. And if you are a beginner at this game, this poker variant is the first step you must complete.

However, don't let this poker game variant's simplicity fool you.

To play Texas Hold'em, you need to learn game rules and basic gameplay strategies; otherwise, you will be walking on the road in no time. We'll go through every essential detail of this poker game variant and learn how to play Texas Hold'em.

Every player is dealt two poker cards face down; only the player can see those cards and none others. The dealer spreads five extra cards (Community card) - three at once and then another one, then another one. These five community cards are dealt face up so there is no hidden surprise for any player. And also, those extra five cards can be used by players to make their best possible winning five-card hands.

After players see the cards, they place bets. Players need to place bets (chips) equally as others to stay in hand and see the next round. And the first player who manages to make five hands wins.

2. Omaha Poker

Omaha is similar to Texas Hold'em, but this poker variant has some tweaks. In Omaha poker, instead of two, a dealer deals four face-down "hole cards" to each player.

The dealer deals five community cards, and players can use precisely two hole cards together with three community cards to make the best poker hands. The winning criteria are similar to the Texas Hold'em, where a player needs to make five hands to win.

3. Seven-Card Stud

A Seven-card stud is played with three cards at the start of the round. The dealer deals a total of three cards, two face down and one face up. So, after that, players are dealt one more card, which's called Fourth Street. And the same process repeats with the remaining two cards, the fifth and sixth.

However, if the round continues and players are still in the game, only then the last card, the seventh one (hence the name), is dealt to the players. In each round, players can place bets. Remember, the game only allows fixed bets. So, players are bound by limited betting options. The winner will be who makes the best five hands first.

4. Five-Card Draw

This poker game variant is the simplest of the other variants. In a Five-card draw, the dealer deals five cards to each player. And also, there are no community cards in the Five-card draw poker game, and the gameplay is quite different from other variants.

The game begins when every player deals with five equal cards. After that, betting options are open as well. The Five-card draw poker is played with either fixed limits or pot limits. The winning criteria are complicated in this variant of the poker game.

There are eleven ways to win the game: high card, straight, straight flush, one pair, flush, royal flush, two pairs, full house, five of a kind, three of a kind, and four of a kind.

5. High Low Chicago

There are two variations of High Chicago and Low Chicago poker. Chicago stud is a variation of Poker and is similar to games such as 7 card stud and Caribbean stud. High and Low are relatively rare variants of Chicago poker. This version of the poker game is not widely played and is only available in select casinos. High Low Chicago is generally unavailable for the public to play online, so it isn't easy to find a site that allows you to play.

If you already know the rules of the 7 Card Stud, you will have an advantage when learning High Low Chicago. At the beginning of the game, all players have to place an ante bet. The dealer then deals each player two cards that are face down and one card that is face up. The dealer will start with the player directly to his left side.

The player with the lowest face-up card makes the Bring-in bet. If you're playing no-limit poker, this bet usually equals a predetermined limit or other limited amounts. After that, betting rounds come where players have to bet. Players will call, raise or fold on their turn and place bets accordingly.

Before the next betting round, each player is dealt another card face-up. After another round of betting, the dealer will deal the fifth card face-up to each player still in play. After another betting round, all players are dealt a final face-up card.

Remember that the betting round should always start with the player with the best-looking hand. Players still left in the game will receive one last card, face down. After the final betting round, the pot is split between the player with the best 5-card hand and the person with the lowest number of cards.

6. Omaha Hi/Lo

In the Poker world, Omaha Hi/Lo is one of the most popular games in Real and online casinos. Omaha Hi/Lo is a game where the pot limits can be split into two players.

This game variant is mainly similar to Omaha Poker. The game starts when the dealer deals four blind cards to each player. The winning criteria are that the player needs to make the best five hands or five low hands using precisely two hole cards and three community cards.

The overall game layout is similar to Omaha but with more fun, betting, and fun options. The most significant advantage is that this variant is available mainly on every online casino platform.

7. Razz Poker

The gameplay of Razz Poker is quite a popular game variant around casinos. The game is similar to Seven-Card Stud and equally fun to play. In this poker variant, the dealer deals two cards face down and one face up (a total of three cards). The gameplay might be similar to the Seven-card stud, but the winning criteria differ from most poker game variants. In Razz Poker, a player must make Ace to Five low poker hands to win.

The players deal with a total number of seven cards. Razz Poker follows an "Ace to Five" system for low-hand rankings. The game is complex, and only people with complete knowledge and who have played all the poker games can easily play it.

To play Razz Poker, you should have advanced-level knowledge of other poker games. However, finding this poker variant might be a heavy task as not all online casino sites can provide it.

8. 2-7 Triple Draw

Players can choose their five-card hand in this game, but according to poker rules, the cards must be face-down or unexposed. Players are given three chances to make the best lower hand. Poker hands such as straights and flushes are essential aspects of this poker game.

Unlike the raised poker variant, in the 2-7 Triple Draw poker game, the Ace card has the highest value. A player must make the five lowest hands to win the pot amount. This poker game is played with 2-7 Triple Draw limit rules. This means that the maximum bet amount allowed depends on the pot value. So, unlike Texas Hold'em, you may only sometimes be able to keep the value of all your chips.

9. Chinese Poker

There are many poker game variants, but Chinese Poker comprehensively gives an immersive and next-level card game experience. The game is played with four players but can also be played with two or three players. The dealer deals 13 cards to each player, and they organize cards into three hands - first hand with five cards, the second hand with five cards as well, and the last hand with three cards.

In the Chinese poker game variants, the cards are arranged like this: the first row has three cards, the second row has five cards, and the last row has five cards. Additionally, the game's rule is that your three-hand card should be the worst one. And the middle five-hand card should be better than your three-hand card. The last five card hands must be better than the other hands (Three Hands/Middle Hands).

The winning criteria are comparing each card hand's value to each hand of every other player and collecting as many points as they can to beat other players. Each card hand value is 1 point, and if a player manages to beat other players with all hands, he gets 3 points. The highest point holder wins.

10. H.O.R.S.E Poker

Horse or H.O.R.S.E Poker is quite a popular card game available on most of the online casino sites. The game combines all other poker game variations (Taxes Hold'em, Omaha, Razz, Seven-Card Stud, and Omaha Hi/Lo Eight or Low). To play H.O.R.S.E Poker, a player needs to learn all the basics of other poker game variations; even then, they can play this game. Additionally, players must remember all the poker game rules necessary for this version of Horse Poker.


All the Poker game variations have something unique and more fun once you start to learn them. However, going to the real casinos to play Poker is a next-level experience, but at the same, it will be quite expensive and not all places you will find them. Then how are you going to play poker games?

Worry not; there are many online casino sites available on the internet to play. You only have to find a good platform where you can get great welcome bonuses and rewards.

This blog will help you find your best poker game variations to play. Just remember that don't directly jump into real cash poker games. First, try out and practice free poker games, and once you get familiar with the basics of the game; you can try real cash poker games.

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