Another reason for the current popularity of this particular variation of poker is its relative simplicity. In Texas Hold ‘em, each player is dealt two cards down (and won’t receive any more). Five cards are then placed face down in the center of the table.
Players look at their down-cards, and there’s a round of betting. Then the dealer turns up three table cards (known as ‘community cards’), and there’s a second betting round. The game ends following a last round of betting, after all the community cards have been revealed. Whoever can make the best five-card poker hand, using the five community cards and their own pair of down cards, wins.