cards-1030852_640If you’re looking to truly test your personal finance management then poker is one of the best ways to do that. Bankroll management is one of the most important parts of the game, and with so many variations of poker to try out online and in the casino, you’re almost certain to have plenty of opportunity to practice. Bankroll management can be difficult but with a bit of practice you’re certain to be able to get there. You can put your personal finance management to the test with some of these top 10 poker games that you can play for fun and as practice for your bankroll management skills.

Texas Hold’em

Texas Hold’em is possibly the most popular poker variant from around the world, particularly online, and is the poker variant that is played during the World Series of Poker Main Event. Playing the game is simple: each player gets two hole cards dealt face down, along with 5 community face up cards in the centre of the table. Players then take it in turns to bet.

2-7 Triple Draw

This poker variant is a lowball game where players are dealt five cards and three opportunities to draw cards in the same manner as a five card draw. Aces are high and the best possible hand is 7-5-4-3-2.

Omaha Poker

In Omaha poker, players will receive 4 cards but you must use two of those four along with three of the community cards. Although similar to Texas Hold’em, this form of poker hasn’t quite received the same level of popularity, despite there being plenty of Pot Limit cash games and tournaments particularly online.

Seven Card Stud

This was far more popular than Texas Hold’em until the turn of the 21st century. Each hand starts with players being dealt two face down cards and one face up card. Then betting starts with the playerwho has the lowest face up card. There are also 6 and 5 card variations of this game.


Razz is similar to stud, but is a lowball poker game meaning the lowest hand wins.

5-Card Draw

This is possibly one of the simplest poker variants but is played more for fun than competition. Each player is dealt 5 face down cards, and then they can draw cards from the deck. The best five card hand wins.

Omaha Hi-Lo

The Omaha Hi-Lo pot is split between the best ‘high’ hand and the best ‘low’ hand, but other than that this is similar to Omaha poker. However one player can end up winning the entire pot if they have the best high and the best low hands on the table.


Badugi is a variation of draw poker but instead each player is dealt only four cards and the lowest hand will end up being the winner.

Irish Poker

This variant is only just beginning to be seen in online poker rooms. Players will start with four hole cards in their hands, however after the flop they have to discard two of four and play the remainder like a Texas Hold’em hand.


This game mixes five different variations of poker. Often the variation will change after every player has had their turn on the table (known as an orbit). HORSE is an acronym, which stands for the different variations of poker that are played – H: Hold’em, O: Omaha Hi/Lo, R: Razz, S: Seven Card Stud and E: Seven Card Stud Eight or Better. These games are all limit.