A form of poker in which players are required to be at their seats by the start of each hand. Players who fail to be in their seat may not participate in the hand and must forfeit their cards. This is known as a dead hand.

A game in which the cards are dealt from a standard 52-card pack plus two jokers. The jokers may be used as wild cards. This is a popular game with high-limit players.

The maximum number of chips that one player may raise during a round. The limits are generally posted on the table and must be respected. A raise is made by raising one’s bet, but not the amount of the original bet. Alice raised $20 and Bob called, for a total of $30 in bets.

An earlier vying game that contributed to the development of poker. Examples include Flux and Trente-un (French, 17th – 18th centuries), Post and Pair (English and French, 18th century), Brelan (18th – 19th centuries) and Bouillotte (20th century).

Although no official code of Poker laws exists, any group of players may establish “house rules” to suit their own preferences. In addition, any club or organization may organize a series of games using a common set of rules. These are often referred to as a tournament. During a tournament, each participant pays an entrance fee to the organizers and receives a certain number of starting chips. During the course of the tournament, these chips are used to place bets. The prize money is distributed according to the results of the tournament.