Poker is a card game played between a number of players. The object is to win the pot, which is the sum of all bets placed during a particular round of play. Players place their bets by placing chips in front of them on the table. Then, the dealer deals each player a hand of cards face down. The first player to act may either raise the bet or fold. This continues until the player with the highest hand wins the pot.

There are many different forms of poker, but most involve a pack of cards that are dealt face up to each player in rotation until a jack appears. A person called a dealer is responsible for shuffling the cards and making bets, and this position passes to a new player after each round. A player can also choose to cut the pack, which means they are only dealing themselves a certain number of cards from each deal.

While there are some forms of poker that are not gambling, many people associate the game with gambling because it is often played in casinos and involves betting money on a hand of cards. However, poker is a game of skill that can be played with friends and family members for fun. It can also be used to teach children the value of money and how to make good decisions. These example sentences are selected automatically from various online sources to reflect current usage of the word ‘poker.’ See full definition below.