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How to Play Poker

About the Game

  • Hands & Odds Find out which hands are the best of the best and which hands are lower than low; learn to separate your Bullets from your Dolly Parton!
  • Poker Variants There are a variety of poker games available to play on Paddy Power Poker from Texas Holdem to 7 Card Stud - why not check out what we have in store for you?
  • House Rules To ensure you are playing in a fair and honest playing environment, Paddy Power has established rules governing player behaviour and policies against suspected collusion.
  • Poker Jargon Learn the lingo of the wonderful world of poker; it’ll make the game a whole lot easier we promise!
  • Responsible Gaming Gaming can be great entertainment, provided you stay in control. That's why we ask you to play responsibly.
  • Dr Jack Our resident poker pro is half Dr Phil, half Dr Ruth and all Dr Poker-Love. Dr Jack your poker agony aunt is on hand 24/7 to listen to your poker woes, help you find your inner pro and point you in the general direction of easy money.

Learning the Game

  • Poker Video Tutorials Check out our FREE video tutorials for all levels from Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
  • How to Manage Your Bankroll Check out our useful tips on how to manage your poker funds and increase the enjoyment you get from playing online.
  • How to Play Cash Games Learn more about playing cash games online with our useful tips and hints.
  • How to Play Tournaments Learn all you need to know about playing online tournaments and our different tournament formats.
  • Beginners Tournaments Ease yourself into online poker by playing in our exclusive Paddy Power Poker beginner tournaments where you’ll find everything from Freerolls to small buy-in tournaments.
  • Poker Strategy So you've brushed up on the lingo and dipped your toe in the water. Now it's time to go a swimmin'!

Want some help with your game?

  • FREE Odds Calculator We love anything that makes it easier for you to play poker – download our FREE Odds calculator now and improve your game immediately.
  • Starting Hand Calculator How good are your pocket cards? Use our Starting Hand Calculator and find out when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em!