Before each new hand, two players are required to post big and small blinds. Blinds are forced bets that signal the commencement of wagering. Antes, which are forced contributions from everyone on the table, may also be used. Blinds provide all the action since they involve players putting money into the pot.
The small blind, which is actually half the amount of the big blind, is often posted by the player seated on the left of the dealer button. The gambler who is situated directly left to the stated player will post the big blind. Blinds are raised at specific intervals depending on the number of players remaining on the table.