So you want to be a big player, but you don’t know how to dress for the tables, let alone how to play poker? That’s not a problem. The great thing about poker is it’s all about strategy and knowing the game. Let’s start with getting to know the game.

Know Your Terminology

Poker has its own language. If you don’t learn it ahead of time, it’s easy to get lost in the game. So take the time to read the terms and make yourself familiar with them.

Poker Hands

More than understanding poker rules you need to understand poker hands. If you don’t know the difference between a single pair, two pairs, and a royal flush, familiarize yourself with the hands before you play the game.

Making Bets

Basic probability rules are an asset here. While you want to bet on a strong hand, don’t let it be the only time you’re putting chips on the table. Bluffing’s apart of the game, don’t be scared. Matthew Janda simplified betting to small bets on the river, large bets on the flop and mid bets for the turn. 

Poker Face

If you’re going to bluff, you’re going to need a poker face. Looking the part is just as important as playing the game. It all starts from the moment you walk in the room. Being the best dressed player at the table will make the other players take note of you. Which makes shoving your bets easier and hiding your good hands all the more important. 


The best way to learn is to play. The easiest way to play is online. You’re already online so why not give it a shot? A lot of places even offer bonuses for new players. Whatever you do, get yourself to a poker table for a game!