The bread and butter of the online poker world, Texas Hold'Em is available in every reputable poker room. The game sees players dealt two hole (face down) cards. They must use those cards and up to five community cards, dealt around multiple rounds of checking, betting and raising, to build the best hand possible.
So, is poker "gambling?" Semantically, 'yes' because poker, like most other activities involves taking risks for possible ultimate reward. Legally, the answer used to be 'yes' but slowly it is becoming 'no.' Pragmatically, 'yes' and 'no' depending on the player's ability to exploit the inherent flexibility in the game.
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Community Card Poker. This category of games is for those which use community cards or shared cards. Players are dealt hidden cards and use them in combination with the community cards to form their hands. Two very popular games in this category are Texas Hold’em and Omaha.
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Not so much, but even some of them have gone bust due to bad variance and some unhealthy bankroll decisions. I suppose the real answer is that poker isn’t the same kind of a gamble for everyone, but it’s gambling nonetheless. You stake money to win money, which is the very definition of gambling.
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