Poker is a type of card game traditionally associated with betting and gambling. While there are numerous variations of the game,Final Cross offers Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha Hold 'Em.
Player can play poker in many locations including
The player can participate in games of poker throughout the game world. The player must always wager, and either earn or lose considerable sums of cash. Saloons prominently feature poker tables.
The poker rules used in-game are those from no-limit Texas Hold 'Em and those from no limit Omaha Hold 'Em. You should have at least a passing understanding of the rules as the game does not tell you all of the information on a winning hand, only the primary information. Winning hands (in order from worst to best) are as follows: High card, 1 pair, 2 pairs, 3 of a kind, straight (five cards in sequence such as 9-10-Jack-Queen-King), flush (5 of one suit), full house (three of a kind plus a pair), four of a kind, straight flush (5 sequential cards of the same suit), royal flush (as with straight flush but 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace).
Players may use any combination of the two cards they hold and the five community cards to form the best five-card hand. The nature of community-card poker games greatly increases the chance of two or more players each having strong hands, thus increasing the level of action (betting).
Poker games all require a "buy-in" payment to purchase the set of chips for betting during play. Different locations have different buy-ins. The higher the buy-in, the tougher the opponents are.
- $10 (100 chips)
- $25 (250 chips)
- $40 (375 chips)
- $50 (500 chips)
- $75 (800 chips)
- $100 (1000 chips)
- Saloon:$100 (1000 chips)
- Hotel:$250 (2500 chips)
In each hand of Poker, the pot is started with one player adding the "large blind" and a second player adding the "small blind" (which is half of the large blind). The amount of the blinds varies by location, ranging from $5.00 to $20.00 for the starting large blind. Locations with a more expensive buy-in also have higher blinds. After the blinds are contributed, players are free to bet any amount between the minimum bet (equivalent to the blind) and their maximum available chips (called going "all in").
At any point, the player may quit the table and cash in there chips.