Online Poker - Different Types of Online Poker

There are many different types of poker games available online. Players will be able to choose from the most popular to the most obscure types of poker.

The Internet is a vast resource and it is likely that all land-based poker games are also found online. There are many different types of poker available online, although there are a few types that have become favorites amongst poker players.

Online Poker Game Types

The online poker games and variants of poker that are found on the Internet include the following: Texas Hold'Em Poker, Omaha High Poker, Omaha Hi-Lo Poker (8 or Better), Five Card Stud Poker, Seven Card Stud Poker, Double Flop Hold'em Poker, Heads-Up Poker, Kill Game Poker, Ace to Five Triple Draw Variant, Deuce to Seven Triple Draw Poker, Crazy Pineapple, Crazy Pineapple - Eight or Better and Razz Poker.

Popular Online Poker Games

The following is a brief guide to some of the more popular online poker games.

Texas Hold'em Poker

Texas Hold'em has millions of poker players captivated all over the world. It is one of the most well-known and famous poker games at this time. Players are dealt two face down cards, after which five other cards, called community cards, are dealt. Players can use the shared, community, cards to help make up the best poker hand that they can make. Players should bear in mind that a poker hand is made up of only five cards. As far as limits are concerned, the game of Texas Hold'em can be played as Pot Limit, Limit and No Limit games. Almost all online poker sites will offer Texas Hold'em poker as their main attraction.

Omaha Poker

Omaha Poker players receive their first four cards face down on the board. As it is a community poker game, the next five cards dealt are community cards, and they are dealt face up in the center of the table. In order to make the best combination of cards for a five card poker hand, players need to choose two of the cards they were dealt face down, and three out of the five face up community cards. Players should not get confused with Texas Hold'em poker, where they can use all their face down cards to make up the best poker hand that they can. This variant of poker is growing steadily in popularity. Omaha High is very popular in Europe.

Draw Poker

Those who are new to the game may well know this basic poker game. It is likely to be the first type of poker game they were taught when they were young. Players are dealt a full hand of five cards face down, and then can change some of the cards after the first round of betting has been completed.

Stud Poker

This poker game is played with either five or seven cards, depending on the variant. Players receive both face up and face down cards in the game, while there are a number of rounds of betting taking place.


HORSE Poker combines Hold'em, Omaha, Razz and Stud poker games. Texas Hold'em has become the most popular form of online poker. Because this game switches between poker variants, it is thought to be one of the true tests of a good poker player.