If you are not familiar with poker betting and want to play online poker then you really have two options. You either choose to play poker slots, where you just pay a certain amount of money for each spin of the reel or you start to learn about betting. Depending on the version of the game that you are playing, the poker betting may be different. However there are a few terms which will be useful anyway. Firstly if you decide that you do not have a very strong hand or the betting gets to high for you, you can opt to ‘fold’.
This means that you no longer take part in the game but the money you have betted will still be added to the pot. Therefore you are cutting your losses by stopping gambling any more money as you think there is little chance that you will win. You may decide to equal the last bet and that is called ‘call’. Then a player may ‘raise’ the bet by increasing the amount the last person bid. How much you can raise by may be limited and these betting rules will be set out before the game starts. Sometimes there is an upper limit and you cannot bet above that or there may be a limit to how much you can raise by.
In certain versions of poker there are also other terms that you will need to learn and so it could be good idea trying to find out about them all before you play. There are online tutorials and things and the website you are playing on may have some information which will be useful as well. It might be wise to decide on a version of poker you want to play first and then look up everything to do with that. It could be less confusing than trying to learn everything you can about every version of the game.