Poker use a standard pack of playing
cards, 52 cards (there are some poker games that uses more or less depending on
the variations such as adding wild cards like jokers). The card ranking is as
follows Ace (the highest), King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 (the
lowest), Ace (this may also be the lowest card depending on the variations you
are using, but it is usually the highest).
There are four suits (spades,
hearts, diamonds and clubs). No suit is higher than another. All poker hands
contain five cards, the highest hand wins.
The use of Wild Cards depends
on the variations; wild cards take on whatever rank or suit you want it to take.
A wild card can either be a separate card added like a joker or you may specify
a certain card in the standard deck to be wild like deuces, or whatever
The number of cards dealt is dependant on what type of game you are playing. On the left there is a list of the most popular types of poker along with their specific rules.