Poker is currently undergoing a surge in popularity, due in part to its prominence on television and popularity with celebrities. Want to join the fun? Its easy to get started. Heres an approachable overview of how to play 5 Card Draw, Texas Holdem, and some basic strategies you can use. Once you get the hang of it, you can easily adapt to playing other variations (described below) and improve your poker skills through practice. Play with swagger.