The game of poker involves betting between players and forming the best five card hand based on their cards. The winner of the hand claims the pot at the end of each betting round.
After the first betting round is complete the dealer deals three community cards face up on the table that everyone can use, this is known as the flop. If you still have a poker hand after the flop you can continue to play by saying “call” to match the previous raisers bet.
Then the dealer will deal a fourth community card face up, this is called the turn. Then you will have to decide whether or not you want to continue to the showdown with your poker hand. If you are a strong draw player and the odds of hitting your draw work out in your favor then it may be worth playing through to a showdown. However if the odds of winning a showdown aren’t in your favor then you should fold.
You can make more money in poker if you know how to read your opponents and take advantage of their weaknesses. This will help you improve your win rate and save you a lot of money in the long run. A good place to start is playing in lower stakes games where you will be able to conserve your bankroll while practicing and learning the game. It is also a good idea to find a group of people that you can practice with online or in real life and talk through hands with them to get feedback on your play.