No-limit Texas Hold'em
In hold'em, players receive two down cards as their personal hand (hole cards), after which there is a round of betting. Three board cards are turned simultaneously (called the flop) and another round of betting occurs. The next two board cards are turned one at a time, with a round of betting after each card. The board cards are community cards, and a player can use any five-card combination from among the board and personal cards. A player can even use all of the board cards and no personal cards to form a hand ("play the board"). A dealer button is used. The usual structure is to use two blinds, but it is possible to play the game with one blind, multiple blinds, an ante, or combination of blinds plus an ante.
Pot limit Omaha Hi (PLO)
Unlike Hold’em, PLO games start with four cards dealt face down to each player, rather than two. There then follows a round of pre-flop action, where players can bet, fold, call or raise. Following this round of betting a three card community flop is dealt. Once again another betting round commences. All players still remaining after the flop are permitted to act. Then a fourth community card is dealt, also called the turn, the same as in Hold’em. The fifth and final community card, called the river just as in Texas Hold'em, follows next. Next up is another round of betting before showdown. The maximum bet is defined by the size of the pot.