Betting the blinds

Most poker hands start out with a forced bet called a blind. This ensures a minimum of action for each hand. Texas Hold’em is played with two forced blinds (one forced bet made before the hole cards are dealt). The two players to the left of the dealer bet the two blinds. The small blind is bet by the first player and the big blind by the second. The big blind is always equal to the minimum table bet whereas the small blind is half.

June 19, 2010 | Comments (6)