If you’ve played poker before, you know that the winner of a game is determined by the highest-valued card in the hand. This is also known as the pot. A pot in poker consists of the total value of the chips and money in the game, including any bets placed by players. The amount that each player can bet is determined by the pot limit. Pot limits are generally set by the casino to limit the amount that players can bet.

During a betting round, all players except for the big blind can raise or fold, but if no one has raised, the pot is divided among all players. If one player raises their stake, all players are required to check. Otherwise, the betting phase ends. Once all players have folded or Called, the game moves on to the next round. The final round of betting is called the Showdown. If one player has the highest hand in the final round of betting, they win the pot.

The more experienced player is the one with the advantage. Beginners need a bit of instruction on how to bet. Sometimes they’re too drunk to play poker, while others are clueless. If you’ve seen someone who says, “Just a pair”, you might be able to guess their hand based on a certain tell. You can also observe the way they eat their Oreos when they have a monster hand.