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The Shuffle, the Deal and the Blinds

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Most poker games are played with a 52 card deck. A majority of poker games start off with two players to the left of the dealer, putting some amount of money in the pot, prior to dealing the cards, making sure there is something to play for in each hand. This is known as ‘posting the blinds’. In most cases, the player on the left of the dealer places half of the minimum bet, known as the ‘first blind’ and the second player places full minimum bet, called the ‘second bet’. The two cards dealt to all the players face down are known as the hole cards.