Nowadays very few of us do not have personal access to the internet, either through a PC, laptop or mobile phone, and most of us regularly use the internet for a variety of activities in our daily lives, including of course gambling. Online gambling whether it is sports gambling or casino gambling has become a regular activity for many of us. In the case of sports gambling it is the convenience of gambling online which is the major factor, but when it comes to casino gambling it is just as likely to be the huge variety of gambling games available at the online casino gambling sites which may be the biggest influence. A prime example of this influence is the dramatic surge in popularity of poker, particularly Texas Hold’em poker. For most of us Texas Hold’em poker was not accessible before the advent of online casino gambling, but now we really do seem to enjoy playing this form of poker above all others. Texas Hold’em is of course the poker format used in most major poker tournaments all over the world, so it is not surprising that we all want to have a go. For those of you who have not yet taken the plunge we have detailed the rules of Texas Hold’em on our casino gambling games pages, but we can summarise as follows. Each player is initially dealt two cards face down, after which the first betting round takes place. Then five community cards are dealt one at a time in the middle of the table. These cards can be used by all the players to form their showdown hand, and are dealt face up so that they are visible to all the players. There is also a further betting round after each of the community cards is dealt, and this is the most significant element of the Texas Hold’em poker format. Because of the multiple betting rounds the pot is usually worth winning, but it also means that players reaching the showdown stage have invested a bigger stake than would be the case with some other forms of poker. Bear this in mind when deciding whether to play Texas Hold’em poker and who you play against.