How To Play

Poker Basics

Hand Rankings

One of the most confusing things for any new poker player is the order of hand rankings.

Poker Glossary

Check out some poker definitions.

Guide to Playing Poker Online

At Bodog, not only do we offer the best online poker experience available, we make sure players come to our tables with everything they need to optimize their play.

Game Strategy

Game Selection

It is very important in poker to have the right bankroll for the limit at which you want to play.

Table Position

Understanding your position relative to the button will go a long way toward making you a profitable player.

Hand Selection

Hand selection is as important as game selection.

Playing the Game

Learning the discipline of when to fold cards will save you a lot of money over the course of your poker career.

How to Play Actions

Betting, raising and check-raising are instrumental weapons in a poker player's arsenal.

Observing Your Opponents

Analyzing your opponents' play will allow you to gain insight into what your competitors may hold.


Bluffing is an important part of poker and is a valuable tool for players who are looking to have a complete range of skills.


Poker has house rules, and like many other games, it has a few unwritten rules of etiquette.

Cash Games

Bodog runs cash game tables 24/7. Cash or “ring” games are the most adrenaline-fueled form of poker.

Sit and Go Poker Tournaments

Sit and Go’s are single table tournaments that only begin when the table is full – there is no schedule.

Guaranteed Tournaments

In a guaranteed online poker tournament, the prize pool is guaranteed by the poker room.

Poker Game Rules

Texas Hold’em Rules

Texas Hold’em is far and away the most popular version of poker.

Omaha Rules

This variation of Texas Hold ‘em is quickly gaining international popularity as an action style game

Omaha Hi/Lo Rules

Omaha Hi/Lo and regular Omaha are basically the same, with one exception that makes for a big change in strategy.

7-Card Stud Rules

Seven-Card Stud is one of the oldest poker games around, and is fairly easy to learn.

7-Card Stud Hi-Low Rules

The formats for regular Stud and Stud Hi/Lo are very similar, but the strategies for the Hi/Lo game are very different.


How to Play Poker

The game of poker continues to grow in popularity, with more people playing around the world than ever before. Take your game online and enjoy intense action, anonymous players and plenty of options such as cash games and tournaments of all kinds. Hit the felt 24/7 and hone your skills with Bodog.



Getting started is simple. Open a free account, grab the free Bodog poker software, and choose your table from the lobby. That's it. Three easy steps and you're ready to win your way to the top.



So you're at the table. Know the difference between a stone cold and semi bluff? Or how to analyze your opponents' play online? Brush up your poker strategy in The Guide.



Once you've mastered Texas Holdem it's time to crush the opposition at other games such as Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, 7-Card Stud, and 7-Card Stud Hi-Lo. It`s to show us what you've got.


Learn the Lingo

Muck, nuts, the river...regardless of whether it`s your first time playing poker or you're an experienced player, you can always brush up on your poker lingo with the Poker Glossary.


Know Your Limits

Whether you enjoy the safety of Fixed Limit, the adrenaline rush of Pot Limit, or you`re a cutthroat No Limits type of player, make sure you understand the differences between the different types of limit games.