Another reason that people take up poker is that it is so easy to play. All you have to do to start is to learn the combinations of the cards that allow you to win. Although it will take more than that to play in tournaments and championships, for a friendly game with you friends that is all you need to know, at least at first. The highest combination in poker is the straight flush. This consists of five cards in ascending order which have the same suit and color. The next combination is the full house. This is somewhat like the straight flush, only the cards do not have the same color or suit.
There are other things that you have to know in poker, but the fact is that it an easy game to play. You can learn how to play it in a matter of minutes, only. Indeed, many people play poker not for money or any other gain except for the sheer enjoyment factor. And it is a great game to play at parties and other functions, since it is such a sociable game to play. People who play poker like to drink and smoke and cuss during the game, which adds to its appeal.