Texas Hold’em is one of the most popular ways to play poker in the UK. In this game, each player receives two ‘hole’ cards which are then combined with five community cards, revealed over several rounds of betting. Players combine their hole cards with the communal cards to build the best five-card hand.
Blast poker is another action-packed online-only version of the game, played with a timer. Initially, Blast unfolds as a 3-player game of Texas Hold’em…until the timer runs out and players are obligated to go all-in on every hand.
Snap is the fastest way to play poker, and one of the types of online poker that is not offered in physical casinos. With Snap poker, you get placed at a new table as soon as you fold your hand, reducing the time spent waiting for the next round.
Razz is a unique twist on 7 card stud, as the objective of the game is to create the lowest hand rather than the highest. Razz is not a particularly common poker style, but there are some great online poker sites in the UK that provide it. Razz is a lot of fun (particularly when you win!)
Omaha is one of the most exciting online poker games out there. Players are dealt four cards, with five community cards in the middle. The objective is to create two five-card hands – one high, one low – by optimally combining the four-hole cards with the five face-up community cards.
Three card poker is an exciting, quick, and easy to learn variation of poker where you go head to head with the dealer. Your payout is determined by whether you beat the dealer, and by the specific three card hand you played.
Seven card stud is similar to Texas Hold’em but without the communal cards or the multiple rounds of betting. Players are dealt 7 cards (three face-down, three face-up), which they then use to form the best 5 card hand possible.
In 5-card draw, players are dealt 5 cards, then given the option to trade some of their cards in during a ‘draw’ phase, with the winner being the player who has the best 5-card hand following the draw. This simple, but popular style of poker is often used in video poker, which makes it an online staple.