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Private Room Includes: (1) Texas Holdem or Omaha and (1) SNG rooms. Rental fees $5.99 for 30 days

Texas Hold'em, a version of Poker for between 2-10 players, is today among the most popular variations of Poker. The game has gained popularity, both in the US and abroad, due to its fast paced play and simple game rules. A hand of Texas Hold'em consists of up to four Betting Rounds. After the placing of the Blind Bets (see The Blind Bets below), each player receives two private, facedown "Pocket Cards". Throughout the hand, five face-up "Community Boardcards" are placed in the center of the table, to be shared by all the players.

After the fourth and final Betting Round is complete, there is a "Showdown". The player who creates the highest ranking (valued), five card, Poker hand, using any combination of their two Pocket Cards and the five Community Boardcards, wins the Pot.

Omaha is most often played in a limit or pot-limit format, and the two most commonly spread variations of the game are Omaha high and Omaha 8-or-better.

In Omaha high, the game is very similar to Texas hold'em with each player vying to win the pot with the best high hand, but in Omaha 8-or-better, the pot is split between the best high hand and the best low hand. That's where the "8-or-better" part comes into play as in order to have a qualifying low hand, one must have five different cards in his or her hand that are ranked eight or lower.

For example, let's say there is a final board reading {Q-}{Q-}{8-}{5-}{3-} and Player 1 shows {A-}{Q-}{4-}{4-} versus Player 2's {A-}{K-}{K-}{2-}. In this showdown, Player 1 would win the high half of the pot with trip queens and an ace kicker. Player 1 also has a qualifying low hand with his {A-}{4-}, but Player 2's {A-}{2-} makes a better qualifying low hand to win that half of the pot.

In the Omaha 8-or-better case where players share a high hand or low hand, they would divy up that half of the pot accordingly. This is why the term "quartered" often comes into play during games of Omaha 8-or-better. In the above example, if a third player in the hand held {A-}{J-}{10-}{2-}, he would split the half portion of the pot with Player 2, meaning they would each get one quarter of the overall pot.

SNG is an acronym for Sit-and-Go, a single-table online poker tournament. Sit-and-Go tournaments do not have a scheduled start time. A sit and go begins as soon as there are enough people registered at a table.

A sit and go tournament is a poker game between usually 6 to 10 players which takes between 20 and 60 minutes. They pay a fixed buy-in and get the same amount ofpoker chips. Whoever loses his chips is out of the tournament.

The Free Poker Room play money chips are not refundable, exchangeable, replaceable, redeemable or transfer for real money or prizes. They are solely used for entertainment only.

The Free Poker Room wants to maintain the spirt of the game. We know that "ALL IN" is a great feature and part of the game, however, we encourage players to use it responsibly and enjoy playing.

Bad Beat & Royal Flush Rolling Jackpots are now available in our Texas Holed'em rooms.

The Free Poker Room also takes a rake simulate real poker in our poker lobby games.