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Purposes of Betting


As detailed at length in the betting tutorial you should always make sure you have a reason to bet. The main ones are:
  • For value - To increase the amount you win when you have the best hand.
  • For protection - To protecting your hand from opponents' dangerous draws.
  • To bluff - When you think the only way you can win the hand is to bluff and you are sure your opponent will fold.
  • For information - To see how your opponent will react.