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Welcome to the thrilling world of PokerCircle, brought to you by Games24x7, a trusted gaming company with over 17 years of experience in running skill-based real money games such as RummyCircle & My11Circle.

PokerCircle is where your skills shine bright in poker. With games like Texas Hold'em Poker and Pot Limit Omaha, get ready for an adrenaline-pumping experience!

At PokerCircle, we always prioritize your safety, ensuring fair play in every game. Our RNG-certified platform guarantees a secure environment for your gaming experience.

Whether you're just starting or a seasoned player, PokerCircle is your place to shine. Choose your favorite game, showcase your skills, and win real cash prizes! Join us for an electrifying journey through the world of poker!

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What is Poker?

Poker is a game where players try to win by making the best hand with the cards they have. It's all about using your skills! You get some cards, then you decide what to do - you can keep playing, add to the pot, or stop. The person with the strongest hand wins the round and takes the prize. People usually play poker with a deck of 52 cards. There are lots of different ways to play, but the main rules stay the same.

To commence a round, players receive cards, the quantity varying by the poker type. For instance, in Texas Hold 'em, each player gets two cards face down, and five face-up cards land in the centre.

Once cards are doled out, players have choices: they can call, raise, or fold. Poker Round involves adding money to the pot, raising means upping the ante and folding signifies surrendering the hand and giving up your shot at the pot.

Following the initial round a drawing round follows. In draw poker, you can exchange up to three cards for new ones. In Texas Hold 'em, three drawing rounds happen, with players relying on the community cards (cards face up on the table).

After the final draw, one more round occurs, and the player with the best hand grabs the pot.

Understanding Poker Hands

A poker hand's value is based on the order of its cards. First is the ace, then the king, then the queen, then the jack, then the ten, and so on. Here are the top five poker hands:

  • Royal flush: The best hand, with five cards in a row of the same suit, from ten to ace.
  • Straight flush: Five cards in a row that are all the same suit.
  • Four of a kind: Four cards of the same rank, plus one more of any other kind.
  • Full house: A trio of same-ranked cards plus a pair of another rank.
  • Flush: Five cards of the same suit.

Additional hands include three of a kind, two pairs, and one pair.

Poker offers two main pot structures: limit and no limit. In limit poker, stakes and raises have set limits, reducing volatility and enhancing predictability. No-limit poker, on the other hand, allows unrestricted pot building and raising, ramping up the risk and excitement.

To be successful at poker you need to know the rules, how to rank your hands, how to add to the pot, and how to trick and read your opponents. If you're interested in learning more about poker, there are many resources available for you on PokerCircle.

History of Poker

Poker is one of the world's most beloved card games, dating back centuries but retaining its charm today. Although its exact roots may remain unclear. Its evolution was deeply impacted by culture; including elements of Faro (French card game) and Brag (British card game) and various gaming techniques that made its appearance known across many regions around the globe.

Poker first emerged in America during the 1800s, inspired by earlier European games and English brag, a card game featuring bluffing. By the mid-1800s, however, a deck of 20 cards had expanded to 52 and poker had evolved into a drawing game featuring pot building as well as an entirely new ranking system - flushes.

  • Origins and Early Development

    There are various versions of poker, yet its early development and origin remain somewhat of a mystery. Two theories currently exist as to how this popular card game began its journey across time and space. First and foremost, Poker was created from a mixture of elements found in other older games such as three-card monte, Poque (French for "poque"), and Pochen (an ancient German game). Poker also has strong roots in riverboats cruising the Mississippi in the early 1800s; many scholars believe it started to spread at that time.

    These games were popular pastimes of crewmembers on these boats and inspired the term "river card", which refers to the fifth community card in poker hands. The river card was even played while at sea - one story recounts that when someone was found cheating they'd be thrown overboard!

  • Evolution of Poker through the years

    Historians believe that poker evolved gradually over more than ten centuries from various other games, all sharing common features such as ranking cards and the use of bluffing to deceive opponents. Although the earliest references to similar games appeared during the early 1800s, experts believe its likely immediate ancestor could have been 16th-century Persian As Nas. It ranked hand values similarly to contemporary poker hands whereas its other ancestors include Renaissance game primero and French poque (earlier brag).

    Modern poker originated in New Orleans during the 1850s using a standard 52-card deck and chips. From here it spread via riverboat transport as well as Union and Confederate soldiers during downtime during Civil War battles; eventually, different variations such as Stud Poker emerged as well.

  • Key Milestones in Poker History

    There have been many major turning points in Poker history that helped mould it into what it is today. One such event occurred when people first were able to play poker online on Internet Relay Chat back in 1994 - Randy Blumer is widely credited with creating the first real money online poker room at that time.

    At the height of America's Wild West period, saloons would often feature poker tables. As this increased its popularity, poker was eventually broadcast for the first time on television in 1970 - marking a key turning point in its development as a spectator sport and giving fans access to watch their favourite pros compete live against each other on TV.

  • Poker in India

    Since its resurgence, poker has grown immensely popular in India. Thanks to online platforms, poker has now become mainstream entertainment; people can now participate and enjoy it from their homes. Poker in India is on a path towards more accessibility for the masses and mainstream acceptance, catching the attention of young people who play.

    As more people play, the game's popularity grows quickly. That's why it's important for us at PokerCircle to keep building and improving poker experiences and coming up with innovative ways to make playing poker easier for our users.

Online Poker Variations on PokerCircle

Poker comes in many different varieties. On PokerCircle, you can play the following three exciting variations of Poker:

Texas Hold'em

Texas Hold'em is one of the most popular poker games, known for its simplicity and strategy. Each player starts with two hidden cards (hole cards) and combines them with five face-up community cards to make their best five-card hand. Pot building adds excitement, and In No-Limit Hold'em, players can go "All-in" at any time.

Pot Limit Omaha(PLO)

Pot Limit Omaha also known as PLO is similar to Texas Hold'em but with a twist. In PLO, each player is dealt four hole cards, and they must use exactly two of those hole cards in combination with three of the five community cards to create their best possible hand. The player with the best high hand at the showdown wins.

Pot Limit Omaha 5

Pot Limit Omaha 5, or PLO 5, takes it a step further. Players get five hole cards but can only use two of them with three community cards to form a best five-card hand. Like PLO, it uses pot-limit structure, offering a challenging and high-stakes poker experience.

How to Play Poker

Poker, a card game, involves players putting stakes on their hand's strength to win the pot. The pot comprises the total money put in by all players.

Various poker variants exist, with Texas Hold'em being the most popular. In Texas Hold'em, players receive two face-down cards in hand (hole cards) and five face-up cards on the table (community cards) dealt in stages: the flop (three cards), the turn (one card), and the river (one card).

Addition to the pot can be placed at any time during the game. Players have options after each Poker round: fold (abandon their hand), call (match the current stakes), raise (increase the stakes), or check (pass the action).

The player with the best hand wins the pot. In the case of a tie, the pot is evenly split.

For those new to poker, here's a simple step-by-step guide for Texas Hold'em:

  1. Players place an ante in the pot.
  2. The dealer deals two face-down hole cards to each player.
  3. The dealer reveals three face-up flop cards.
  4. A Poker round follows.
  5. The dealer shows one face-up turn card.
  6. Another Poker round takes place.
  7. The dealer reveals the final face-up river card.
  8. A final poker round occurs.
  9. Players expose their hole cards, and the best hand claims the pot.

Here are some beginner poker tips:

  • Start with low-stakes games to build familiarity and grasp the basics.
  • Patience is key; avoid trying to win every hand. It's wiser to fold weak hands than risk substantial setbacks.
  • Observe opponents for signs, helping your decisions on when to put stakes, call, raise, or fold.
  • Employ bluffing tactics cautiously and judiciously.
  • Manage your bankroll prudently, and put stakes within your affordable limits.

Why play poker online on PokerCircle?

PokerCircle, from the creators of RummyCircle and My11Circle offers exciting Poker games and tournaments suitable for players of all skill levels. It's the ultimate destination for experiencing poker's thrill within the confines of your home.

Benefits of Playing on PokerCircle:

  • Best in Class Gameplay:

    Whether you're a poker expert or just starting out, PokerCircle offers something for everyone. Jump into the fun with free games to practice, compete with friends, or join cash games and tournaments to test your skills. We offer various game formats, so you'll always find a table that matches your style.

  • Hand strength meter:

    If you're new to Poker, the hand strength meter in PokerCircle is a helpful tool. It compares your cards with the potential winning hands and gives you an idea of how strong your hand is.

  • Multi-Table Gaming:

    Looking to multiply the excitement? With PokerCircle's Multi-table gaming feature, you can enjoy playing Poker across multiple tables at the same time, maximizing the fun.

  • Security and Fair Play:

    PokerCircle goes the extra mile to ensure game integrity. Cutting-edge security measures guarantee fairness and player protection. Additionally, it proudly holds an RNG certification from iTech Labs, an impartial testing authority.

  • Rewarding Promotions:

    The rewards here are as enticing as the games. PokerCircle tempts players with an array of promotions, such as generous welcome bonuses, bonuses for loyal players, and referral bonuses for those who spread the poker love.

  • Responsible Gaming:

    PokerCircle places paramount importance on responsible gaming. You'll discover a comprehensive toolkit designed to empower players in managing their bankroll and gaming time. Furthermore, a dedicated team of professionals is always at your beck and call, ready to assist with any gaming-related concerns.

Legality of Poker in India

PokerCircle offers poker as two Indian high courts have determined that poker is a skill-based game. As per the orders of the said high courts, players' abilities to understand opponents, make strategic judgments, and effectively handle their resources influence the game's result rather than luck. These courts have thus ruled that poker is a legitimate activity and is distinct from the category of gambling.

States in India that have banned online poker

The cash games for PokerCircle are not available in the states of Gujarat, Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The applicable laws of these states put restrictions on the online games involving monetary stakes. Consequently, individuals residing in Gujarat, Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will not be able to access PokerCircle for playing cash games.