Bid’em poker is unlike any other poker game you’ve played before and I’m positive that once you learn the rules, you’ll love the game. It does take a bit of time before you become use to all of the rules in this poker game since they aren’t really similar to any other poker games, but we’re going to walk you through an entire hand and tell you everything that you need to know. The first thing that the player’s in the game need to decide is how much they want to bet. In Bid’em poker there are two ways to bid on cards including bidding on a visible card or bidding on a visible card. For the sake of this guide we’re going to pretend that the betting limits are $1 bid on visible cards and $2 bid on invisible cards.
Once you’ve set the table limits the dealer can deal out one face down card to every player that’s going to play. The dealer can then flip over the next card on the deck and sit it down next to the deck of cards in the middle of everyone. Starting with the player to the left of the dealer, each player needs to bid on the visible card that the dealer just flipped over or an invisible card from the top of the deck. Using the limits I set above, you should know that it’d cost you $1 to bid on the visible card and $2 to bid on an invisible card.
The action continues around the table until everyone has two cards. There is one other rule that’s important to understand. If a player bids on a visible card, any player that still hasn’t had their turn yet is allowed to outbid the player for the card. You can keep bidding until the high bidder is determined at which point the winner of the auction would take the card and put the winning bid into the pot. If you happen to outbid another player for a visible card you’ll have your turn skipped since you already have a card and you can’t take more then 1 card per round.
It’s also important to note that if you take an invisible card from the deck you need to turn it face up in your hand so that the entire table can see the card. Once everyone has received a card by bidding on it, everyone in the hand needs to complete a round of betting. You continue bidding on cards and betting at the end of each bidding session until everyone has four cards, with 1 card being face down and 3 cards being face up. At this stage the dealer can deal out one card from the top of the deck face down to each player.
There is another betting round with everyone that’s still in the hand at this point. After the betting is done players are allowed to discard one of their cards and take one card from the top of the deck. You don’t need to take this card, but if you want to trade one of your cards then you can go ahead. There is a final betting round now and then if two or more players remain in the hand the cards are flipped over and the best poker hand wins the entire pot.
There is a ton of strategy in Bid’em poker and it takes a long time before you actually start to become a really good player at this game, but it’s also tons of fun. Being able to bid on cards in Bid’em poker is an excellent feature that you don’t see in poker games ever. Not only do you have to be careful about how much money you’re putting into the pot with your bids, but you also need to try and make sure you don’t miss out on any cards that help your hand. Bid’em poker is a fairly expensive game to play due to the many betting rounds and bidding rounds, but if you love gambling, this is the game for you.
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