Poker Games Offered at Online Poker Sites
Once you've mastered Texas Holdem, the natural progression is to move on to one of the other poker variations. Fancy a game of Badugi, Draw or 7 Stud Hi / Lo then this comparison table will help you find a game if your current poker site doesn't offer you the choice. Fancy a WSOP bracelet? Then try and specialise in one of these lesser known games. The WSOP tournaments for the variations other than Texas Holdem have far fewer entrants and therefore you have a much greater chance of walking away with a prize.
Don't know how to play? Check out our basic poker rules section and get started. Remember all the rooms listed here offer play money tables where you can practise your game without risking any cash - great for trying out a new poker variation.
Compare Poker Games / Variations Offered
The King of online poker, Texas Holdem is the game of choice for most poker players. Through massive exposure on TV and the thrills and spills of no-limit Texas Holdem in particular, this poker variation has taken the world by storm and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone in the western world who hasn't heard of it. Don't know how to play yet? Make a beeline for our basic poker rules section and get started today!
Been there and done that with Texas Holdem, then it's time to learn the Omaha and Omaha Hi / Lo Rules - the preferred game of many of the pro's. Played with 4 hole cards instead of 2, Omaha still uses the same 5 card ranking system, and you can still only use two of the cards in your hand. It's generally accepted that to be good at Omaha takes a little more practise and expertise, but if you seriously love poker you'll be missing out if you don't give it a try.
One of the poker classics, Stud is played with a mixture of 'shown' and 'hidden' cards. The same rankings apply as for Holdem with the major difference being that every player puts in an 'Ante' at the beginning of a hand. You can find rules for Stud and some of it's variations such as 7 Card Stud Hi / Lo, Razz and 5 card Stud here. See Stud Poker Rules.
Growing in popularity Pineapple, Pineapple Hi / Lo and Crazy Pineapple are played in exactly the same way as Holdem except that you are dealt three hole cards instead of two, and you must discard one of the cards before the flop. Click here for a short synopsis of Pineapple Rules.
Ahh, draw. If you've ever watched a western where they're playing poker then it odds are it was Draw. The choice of many a home game and the variation your Dad is most likely to have played before, Draw has been pushed aside by Holdem but is still worth learning as many of the poker rooms are introducing it as an option. Check out our Draw rules section.
The only poker game where the usual hand rankings don't apply. In Badugi the best hand is low and unsuited. We've got a couple of examples of Badugi hands in our Badugi rules section within the Draw poker section.
HORSE & HOSE
Already mastered Holdem, Omaha, Stud and Razz? Then playing mixed games will be for you. Some rooms have mixed games cash games and tournaments, either changing variation each round or sometimes 'dealers choice', where whoever is on the button chooses the variation for that hand. Click here to find out more about mixed games and dealers' choice.
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