Poker Games

At PokerStars, you can enjoy all your favorite poker games with thousands of other players – 24/7. Meaning you can always find full tables, in any game, at just about any limit you want to play.

We offer the most poker games anywhere online. So you’re sure to find an exciting game of poker, whether you’re a lover of Hold’emStudDraw and more.

And if you’re new to a game, we’ll tell you all you need to know to get started. Click 'Read more' on any of the games below for detailed information on rules and how to play.

And don’t forget: however experienced you are, our free Poker School can always help you learn, practice and improve.

Texas Hold’em

Available in limit, pot limit and no limit action, Texas Hold'em is the game that our World Series main event champion Chris Moneymaker was playing when he won the crown. By far the most popular game in today's poker world, we have hundreds of ring game tables running right now as well as hundreds of tournaments every week.

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Tempest Hold’em

PokerStars Tempest Hold'em is a unique poker format, based on Texas Hold’em, with antes that increase until a showdown is reached, an extra pre-flop blind, and just two options for all players: all-in or fold.

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6+ Hold'em

6+ Hold’em is a popular 'short deck' poker format like Texas Hold’em, but with a few exciting differences. All cards lower than a 6 are removed from the deck and everyone posts an ante while only the button posts a blind. In 6+ Hold’em, a flush beats a full-house and Ace, 6, 7, 8, 9 is a straight.

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Showtime Hold’em

Showtime Hold’em plays almost identically to Texas Hold’em, with the exception that every card folded by any player remains face-up and visible for the rest of the hand. This includes all cards folded before and after the flop.

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Omaha High

Omaha is similar to Texas Hold’em in some ways, but the players receive four hole cards, and the hand must consist of exactly two cards from the player’s hole cards and exactly three cards from the board. (In Texas Hold’em the hands can consist of any combination of board and hole cards.)

Omaha High is a popular variation of poker in Europe, especially in pot limit. PokerStars offers Omaha in both limit and pot limit for all of our players around the world.

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Omaha Hi/Lo

Omaha Hi/Lo, or Omaha Eight (played with an ‘eight or better’ qualifier for low), is offered in limit, pot limit and no limit action.

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Swap Hold’em

Swap Hold'em is an exciting twist on the world’s favorite poker game, Texas Hold’em. On their turn to act, at any point in the hand, any player may swap one or both of their hole cards for new ones, for free, once per hand.

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Split Hold’em

Split Hold’em is a novel twist on the classic and wildly popular game of Texas Hold’em. What makes Split Hold’em different is that two separate boards are dealt simultaneously – two flops, two turns and two rivers – with the winner of each board receiving half the pot.

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5 Card Omaha and 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo

5 Card Omaha and 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo are similar in some ways to regular Omaha games, but with a fifth hole card dealt to each player pre-flop. 5 Card Omaha games are available at Pot Limit and No Limit tables, while Hi/Lo games can be played at Limit, Pot Limit and No Limit tables.

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6 Card Omaha

6 Card Omaha is like regular Omaha games, but with six hole cards dealt to each player pre-flop. 6 Card Omaha games are available at Pot Limit tables.

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Courchevel and Courchevel Hi/Lo

Courchevel is an exciting form of 5 Card Omaha, where the first flop card is dealt face up at the beginning of the hand. Courchevel Hi/Lo is a popular split pot form of Omaha poker, where each player is dealt five cards pre-flop. You can play Courchevel and Courchevel Hi/Lo at Limit, Pot Limit and No Limit tables on PokerStars.

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Seven Card Stud

Until the surge in popularity of Texas Hold’em, Seven Card Stud was the most popular poker game. You can still find plenty of options at the Seven Card Stud tables at PokerStars, available in a wide range of limits.

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Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo

The split pot version of Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo offers a twist to this classic game. Available in limit action, if you like Seven Card Stud or Omaha Hi/Lo, look into the Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo tables.

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Razz (7 Card Stud Low)

If you think you can never make a hand, Razz is the game for you. This version of seven-card lowball allows you to shoot for the absolute worst five-card hand and still win.

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HORSE & 8-Game Mix (Mixed games)

HORSE (Hold'em, Omaha, Razz, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Eight-or- Better) is the collection of games that allows you to prove how well-rounded a poker player you are. If you get bored playing one game all the time, try out HORSE to round out your skills. We also offer 8-Game Mix, which is the same rotation as HORSE, but also includes rounds of No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha and 2-7 Triple Draw.

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Five Card Draw

Five Card Draw is the game most people grew up playing around their kitchen table. This classic game will get you back to your poker roots and maybe make you some money in the process.

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2-7 Triple Draw & 2-7 Single Draw

Deuce to Seven Triple Draw and Deuce to Seven Single Draw are lowball games that force you to make the worst possible low hand. 2-7 games have different rules for reading the hands, so you should review the rules before playing.

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Badugi is a form of draw poker, where the object of the game is to make the best low hand of different suits from the four cards you are dealt. Badugi has some interesting rules that are different from other poker games, so you should review the rules before playing.

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This format mixes elements of Texas Hold'em and Omaha. Start with two hole cards and receive more as the hand continues. If you play through to the river, you’ll have four hole cards and five community cards from which to make your best five-card hand.

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Be sure to check out our Poker Game Rules and Poker Hand Ranks if you have any questions about how any of the above poker games are played.