A male poker player pushes his chips into the pot at the Big Easy Poker room in Mardi Gras West Virginia.

Learn How to Play Poker

Learning how to play poker at Mardi Gras Casino & Resort is more than an enjoyable experience…it’s an adventure. Whether you are new to the game or have been playing for years, our style of poker will have you coming back time and again.

Learning how to play poker can’t be accomplished in one sitting or during one afternoon. Like crafting exquisite art or appreciating fine wine, learning how to play poker takes time, patience and plenty of gusto. You’ll win some…you’ll lose some; however, every time you sit down at one of our tables, you’ll always have a blast!

Mardi Gras Casino & Resort is home to The Big Easy Poker Room, which boasts twenty-four action-packed tables with many different poker games. We offer tournaments almost every day so be sure to check our calendar or you can stop by for a rousing game. Our doors are always open and you’ll love our friendly, attentive service.

Learn to Play Texas Hold ’em

Have fun learning to play one of the classic poker games — Texas Hold ’em. The more you play, the more you’ll understand the nature and beat of the game. The object of the game is to create the best 5-card poker hand, using any combination of seven cards. Before any cards are dealt, the player sitting next to the dealer button places a small “blind” bet, whereas the person sitting directly to the left of that person places a large blind bet.

Here are a few simple rules to follow when playing Texas Hold ’em:

  • Every player receives seven cards: two down and five community cards
  • The dealer deals two face down cards to each person, starting with the small blind bet player
  • Betting begins, starting first with the small blind bet player
  • The 3rd, 4th and 5th cards are dealt face up, which is called the flop, followed by a betting round
  • The 6th card is turned face up (the turn) followed by betting
  • The 7th card is revealed, which is referred to as the river
  • Final bets are placed

Mix Up Your Game with 7-Card Stud

7-Card Stud is another not to be missed game in The Big Easy Poker Room. The object of 7-Card Stud is to create the best hand of five cards. Grab a drink and a side of nachos and learn how to play this poker game that includes a big showdown at the end:

  • All players ante $1
  • Each player receives seven cards — four face up, three face down
  • The first two cards are dealt face down with the 3rd card being dealt face up
  • The player with the lowest card starts the betting, with bets ranging from $1 to $5
  • The 4th card is dealt face up, followed by another round of betting
  • The 5th card is dealt face up, followed by more betting occurs
  • The 6th and 7th cards are dealt face up, with betting occurring after each dealt card
  • Showdown! Each player will turn their remaining face down cards over and the dealer will announce “all hands show,” and declare a winner

For more information about The Big Easy Poker Room or how to play poker, call Mardi Gras Casino & Resort today at 1-800-224-9683.

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Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in West Virginia. Where it's always a party.

1 Greyhound Drive
Nitro, WV 25313

Mardi Gras Casino is located off route 64 in Nitro, West Virginia.

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