When playing flop poker in a live casino, many strategies that apply in real-world poker will continue to be applicable. However, due to the nature of live casino games, there are some slight nuances to bear in mind.
As you know, in Texas Hold’Em, the first three cards dealt are known as “the flop”. Therefore, “Flop Poker” simply focuses on those first three cards as the main aspect of the game, and players make two best – an ante wager (any amount) and a pot wager (the table minimum). All players are competing for the pot wager, but players can decide whether to play the ante wager depending on their flop cards.
Here we break down some strategies and tips when playing flop poker in live casinos:
Know how to play: online live casino games are not the setting to learn to play poker. Make sure you have a decent understanding of the rules of the game before attempting to take part. The key is understanding what makes a good hand, and what makes a winning hand. If you are going to try flop poker, make sure you understand the differences between ordinary poker before betting on real money. Try to find an online casino offering free trial play.
Learn what makes a good hand: it may be tempting to play every hand you are dealt, but rather learn to recognize a decent hand and fold when necessary. For example, a small pair such as two 2’s is unlikely to trump a hand that another player is holding, and matching the big blind to stay in the game, only to fold later, is an unnecessary spend of your money. In flop poker, this winner will win the pot. However, there is a dedicated paytable that determines the winner of the ante wager pot.
Learn to bluff: but not too much: one of the most famous strategies in poker is that of bluffing. The key to bluffing is to make other players (who may have a better hand than you) believe you have a better hand than you have, resulting in them folding. But be prepared for other players to match your bluff.