There are five main actions that a can player can make when playing poker: bet, call, raise, fold, check. Poker Betting on each given round continues until all players have called or folded to the original bet or raise. In Texas Hold’em, there is generally a limit to either 3 or 4 raises per poker betting round among all the players. When the maximum number of raises is reached the poker betting is said to be capped.
The bettor is the first person to commit money to the pot on any given betting round.
If no one has bet you have the option of checking when it is your turn to act. Checking is the act of not betting anything. If all players check on the same poker betting round you still have a chance to win. If someone bets after you check you must either call, raise, or fold.
Calling is the act of matching whatever someone has bet or raised. For example, if someone bet $1 you can then call $1. If someone subsequently raises to $2 you will have to pay $1 to call his raise.
To raise, you must match whatever has been bet so far on the given betting round and then raise an additional amount. In limit Texas Hold’em, the amount of the raise would be whatever the poker betting amount is on that given round. Reraising is simply the act of raising an opponent who has already raised.
Folding is the act of giving up on the hand as you do not want to match a bet or raise. You throw away your cards and have no chance of winning the current hand.