Each player pays an amount to the pool – a so-called ante. Minimum is 25 ¢, but often 10% of the minimum bet is played. You get 1 closed card (face down) and then 1 open card. (the cards are given at a time clockwise.)
The player who has the lowest open card must begin the bid round. Here the players report: Bet, Check, Call, Raise or Fold.
In a game with Limit, the bet and call messages in the first and second betting round will be equal to the minimum bet while raising the message is the minimum bet once more.
At a $ 3 / $ 6 $ table it will say $ 3 for bet and call and another $ 3 for raise. Each player will receive another 1 open card. (players now have 1 closed and 2 open cards)
The player with the highest card is bidding.
Each bet has 1 open card. (Players now have 1 closed and 3 open)
The player with the highest card puts out. There can usually only be raised 3 times.
In a game with a limit, bet and call messages in the 3rd and 4th bidding round will be equal to the maximum bet.
At a $ 3 / $ 6 table, it will say $ 6
Each player gets a last open card
A final betting round follows.
After the final betting round, there is Showdown, for those players still in the game.
At showdown, each player turns his closed card and the best hand wins the pool.
The “house” (owner of the venue) usually takes a small part of the pool – the so-called Rake.