It’s unfair to call Poker a trend because the game has been around for almost 200 years. Let’s say, Poker is going through an amazing Renaissance. Still, it seems like a trend because everyone and their grandmother wants in on the Poker action.

There are many different types of Card Game Poker. Some types of Card Game Poker include Holdem, Stud, and Draw. There are also many varieties of each type of Card Game Poker.

HOLDEMS

Texas Holdem is probably the most popular Poker game in the world. Texas Holdem is a community-card game where players are first dealt two concealed cards and then share five common cards. The player who stays in the pot until the end and has the best combination of cards wins the pot.

Omaha Holdem is similar to Texas Holdem, except the player receives four concealed cards and must take the best two of the concealed cards and combine them with three of the five communal cards to produce the best five-card hand.

Pineapple Holdem falls somewhere between Texas and Omaha Holdem. The player receives three concealed cards which they combine with the five communal cards, but in Pineapple Holdem, after the flop, the player must discard one of their concealed cards.

DRAW

The oldest, most basic of all Card Game Poker games, is Five Card Draw. The rules are rather simple and classic. Five-cards are dealt and the player has the option of discarding cards in favor of new cards. The best combination of cards will win the hand. Draw, as a table game, is a form of Poker almost extinct in casinos. Jacks or Better is a popular form of Draw Poker, where the player must have a pair of Jacks or better to win, and is often found in Video Poker.

STUD

There are two differences between Stud and Draw Poker. In Stud, cards are dealt one at a time and bets are wagered throughout. Also in Draw Poker, a player is allowed to discard their hand and receive new cards. In Stud Poker, a player does not discard or receive new cards. In Stud Poker a player must work with the cards they receive. There are many versions of Stud Poker, the most popular being 7-Card Stud.

There are dozens of other variants of basic Card Game Poker found in land and online casinos.