Official Poker

Official poker is a family of card games in which players wager over which hand is best. Each game has its own set of rules and betting structure.

Generally speaking, each player receives two cards, one at a time. The order of deals is clockwise around the table, starting with the dealer button or buck (an icon representing the nominal dealer).

Betting rounds continue until every player has either called a bet or folded. When a round of betting is complete, a showdown occurs as the players show their hands one-by-one.

The first betting round begins with a forced bet made by a player called the blind or ante. The next player in the round may either match that bet (or “call”), or fold, losing the amount bet so far and all further involvement in the hand.

A player can also “check” (waive their right to act), which passes the action to the next person, immediately clockwise from them. This is considered a forfeiture of interest in the pot and the current right to bet.

Cheating, Collusion or Other Major Infractions

The following types of behavior are not allowed at WFP tournaments. Any such action will result in a major infraction and the offender will be removed from all WFP events. Examples include but are not limited to: stealing chips, showing your cards when you do not have them, or making statements that could unfairly influence the game.