Basic Poker rules
It is difficult to summarize the basic rules of poker due to the many different variations of the game. Poker uses a standard deck of 52 playing cards, some poker games use more or less depending on the variation. A common poker rule variation is to add wild cards such as jokers. The cards are ranked from highest to lowest as follows; Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. In certain poker rule variations the Ace may also be the lowest card. All suits are valued the same.
The dealing of the cards is dependant on which poker rule variation you are playing. In a standard 5 Card Draw game, 5 cards are dealt face down to each player. In some poker rule variations, such as Texas Hold’Em Poker, certain cards are dealt face up for everyone to see, called Hole Cards.