When playing poker, you must respect the dealer. Do not argue with him, as he has no control over the outcome of the hand. It is normal for dealers to make mistakes sometimes, but you should never take it personally. If you notice a mistake, politely explain to the dealer and ask him to fix it. If the dealer does not make a change, you should call the floorman and let him know.

The betting phase occurs before the flop, when the players reveal their cards. After this phase, the next round begins. During this time, players make their five-card hands. The player with the best five-card hand wins the pot. If the players do not have the same hand, they play again. This continues until only the highest-ranking hand remains.

In some poker variations, players must make blind bets. These bets can either replace the ante or be added to it. They take turns making blind bets before each round. These blind bets are rotated around the table each time. Players take turns making blind bets and must check their cards before making a bet.

The betting limits vary between games, but the amount of chips a player can bet is usually limited to two, five, or ten. The limit also varies according to the stage of the game. Before the draw, players may only bet up to two chips, while after the draw, they must bet up to ten chips. This limit is usually ten, and is often reached whenever a player has a pair or better.