What are community cards in poker?

Community cards in a game of poker are the cards that are dealt face up in the middle of the table and that can be use by all players in the hand. Using the most popular variation of poker played online, Texas Hold’em, as an example, the 5 community cards that may be dealt are the 3 on the flop, the turn card and then the river card.

Of course there does not have to be 5 community cards dealt in every hand, and the amount actually dealt depends on when the hand comes to a conclusion. The community cards may also be called ‘the board’ or ‘window cards’.

What type of games use community cards?

Many variations of poker use community cards, and as mentioned, Texas Hold’em is by far the most popular variation played. Others include Omaha, Omaha Pot Limit and Pineapple and collectively these games are called community card poker games.

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