When playing Texas HoldEm poker, every player is dealt two cards face down – these are called your 'hole cards'. Then there is a round of betting where you. Each player then uses those two cards (or one or none of those cards) in combination with five shared community cards to make their best-five card poker hand. Poker is, after all, a gambling game. In most games of poker hands. Each player is dealt five cards, then a round of betting follows.