Poker is a card game where players place bets on each round. The winner of the round is the player who has the best hand with five cards. After the betting round is completed, the cards are revealed to all players. The pot is then divided among the players. A game can last for many rounds, or until one player wins all of the money that was put down as a buy-in.
Players can also create a “kitty” by cutting a low denomination chip out of a pot when more than one player raises a bet. This kitty belongs to all players equally, and the money in the kitty is used for new decks of cards and food. Players are entitled to a portion of this fund if they are still in the game when it is created. However, if they leave the game before the end of the round, they do not get a share of the kitty.
In poker, the best possible hand is a hand of five cards in the same suit, called a “hand.” If the hand is made of a pair of five cards, the higher card wins. If two players have a pair of five cards, the higher hand wins.