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2.1.3 Betting

The betting portion of poker is a multi-round sequence of player actions until some termination condition is satisfied. Without it your probability of winning the game depends solely on nature (the deal of the cards). Betting increases the pot and indirectly gives information about players and their hands. When playing against good opponents who pay attention to the actions of the other players, betting can also be used to give misinformation (the element of deception in poker).

Denis Papp