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Betting rules for Texas Hold’em made simple

The three most popular forms of Texas Hold’em poker being played across Canada in recent years are the No-Limit variety of Texas Hold’em, Fixed-Limit Texas Hold’em, and Pot-Limit Texas Hold’em. While plenty of poker fans know the difference between these varieties, sometimes they can get a bit muddled if you don’t play all of them on a regular basis. That’s why we at Poker.ca have put together a quick reference for all those Canadian poker players out there who want to make sure they have all the betting rules straight.

No-Limit Texas Hold’em, which is the poker played at the WSOP Main Event, is the type of poker most people associate with the glamorous and exciting world of professional gambling thanks to all the ESPN coverage of the WSOP event and other major tournaments that are broadcast across the nation and no Canadian poker fan ever misses.

The important point to remember about the No-Limit variety is that it is aggressive and exciting because players can go all in at any time during the hand, making the ability to bluff all the more important – and risky – in this variety of poker. No-Limit poker rules are simple: on one hand, the minimum bet is the same amount as the big blind, and on the other hand the maximum amount is however many chips you have at your disposal.

Fixed-Limit Texas Hold’em poker rules encourage a more subtle, reserved strategy that doesn’t include bold, dramatic raises like the No-Limit type. A minimum bet, as usual, is equal to the amount in the big blind, but raises are strictly fixed depending on what point in the hand you’re in. This is important to remember.

Falling somewhere in between No-Limit poker rules and Fixed-Limit poker rules is Pot-Limit Texas Hold’em. In this variety, the maximum bet can only be determined by evaluating the size of the current pot. It’s important to keep an eye on the amount in the pot at all times to know how much you’re allowed to bet at any given point in the game. While this variety isn’t as popular as the other two, it’s been catching on in Canada in recent years, so be sure you know how to play!

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