Popular Real Money Poker Games

There was a time, not too long ago, when the only real money poker games you could find available to play were variants such as Texas Hold'em and Seven Card stud. However there are many different poker games now available to play and we are going to showcase these many different variants to you.

Whilst the aim of any poker game is of course to win the pot, mastering any particular variant is the key to becoming a much better real money poker player. The only way you can realistically do this, is to get as much playing experience under your belt as possible.

So if any of the popular real money poker games which we are about to introduce you to takes your fancy, then learn that particular variant inside and out and also get a deep understanding of the mathematics of that poker variant before jumping in to play it with your hard earned cash!

Most Popular Poker Games

Texas Hold'em Poker - The most popular poker game by a long shot is the game of Texas Hold'em Poker, this game has stood the test of time and is quite simple to learn. Mastering Texas Hold'em Poker however, is something which takes a lot of time, patience and a lot of effort, and not everyone who plays it for real money has the required skills to become a regular winning poker player!

Omaha Poker - This is another of the more commonly found and most played real money poker games. It is a relatively simple to learn poker variant and the playing structure is very simple to to game above, with several different betting rounds concluding in a final hand showdown, with the strongest ranked poker hand taking the pot.

Omaha Hi/Low Poker - This particular poker variant is growing in popularity, the main difference between this variant and the majority of all other poker games is that there are two pots to be won in the final stage of the game. These two pots are paid to the player who has the highest ranked hand and also to the player who has the lowest ranked poker hand, so plenty of different playing strategies are called for whenever you play this poker variant.

Less Common Poker Games

5 Card Stud Poker - This popular poker variant is almost identical in its playing structure to the variant listed below, however the main difference, as its name suggests, is the number of cards dealt to each player. All players get dealt five playing cards and the aim of the game is to simply finish the game with the best ranked poker hand made up of your five cards.

7 Card Stud Poker - As mentioned in the above poker game, this game is a slight variation on the 5 Card Stud Poker game, and as such all players are dealt a total of seven cards, with the aim of making a strong ranked poker hand, and as such the player who does end the game with this strongest ranked hand will take the pot. This is a very strategic poker game to play and not all players have the necessary skills to become a good 7 Card Stud player!

Mixed Games

H.O.R.S.E. - One poker game which has seriously caught the imagination of many real money poker players is the game of H.O.R.S.E. Poker. What is so very unique about this poker game is that it is not a game which uses one standard poker variant, but a mix of several different poker variants.

You will start playing this game using one variant, but as this game is made up of several different parts, once the initial game has been played players then move onto the next stage of the game where another different poker variant is used as the base game for that round of the game.

The different poker variants that make up a H.O.R.S.E. game are as follows, and you will notice the letters used to make up the word horse, are all part of the variants used.

The first round of this variant is played using the game of (H) Texas Hold 'em, then the game moves onto the poker variant of (O) Omaha Eights or better, next the game of (R) Razz poker is used, followed by the game of (S) Seven card Stud, and the final part of the game is played using the poker variant that is (E) Seven card stud Eight or Better.

Obviously anyone who is contemplating playing H.O.R.S.E. Poker will need an in-depth knowledge of each and every poker variant the game utilizes, however for those of you who do possess the knowledge of all of these poker games, it is a great poker game to get stuck into and is available at many real money poker sites online.