BECOME THE EXPERT PLAYER YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE 

It's a simple idea: when you know more you play better, you win more often and you have more fun - ultimately, gaming is about being the best player possible and the excitement of winning. We here at Scarlet Poker know that winning players are good and loyal players and we want to earn your loyalty.

BE A PRO PLAYER  //  SHACK & ROCHE STRATEGIES

We've teamed up with Shack & Roche and the Freshplay Network to provide you with the best game knowledge available to improve your expertise and enjoyment of the gaming experience. We can't guarantee that you'll always win, but as they say, "knowledge is power," and these resources will give you the power to become the consistently winning expert player you've always wanted to be.

go to the Shack & Roche blog

Just who are Shack & Roche? Ron Shack is a bit of a gruff, world-wise casino pit boss who's seen every trick, ploy and method employed by both winners and losers. Jack Roche is a bold professional gambler who's successfully competed internationally since his late teens. With 50 years of hard-earned poker & casino experience between them, and their close relationships with other insiders and pro's, they write the most accurate and expert strategic material available to players. Their blog is a wealth of gaming knowledge, opinion, argument and insight. Go to the Shack & Roche blog.

RULES  //  LEARN ALL THE IN'S & OUT'S OF PLAYING POKER

Let's start at the beginning. If you're new to poker, you're going to need to learn how to play the game. Our in-depth guides to Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo and Badugi will have you raising and bluffing before you know it. When you know the games, learn the betting limits.

HAND RANKS  //  KNOW WHEN TO HOLD'EM

Now that you know the games, make sure to brush up on all the possible hands and their rank to make certain when to hold'em and when to, uh, well, fold'em. More...

GLOSSARY  //  LEARN THE LINGO OF POKER

Confused by all the techy jargon and poker speak? Don't have a clue what check-raising on the river means? Don't know your flop from your trips? Don't panic, help is at hand with our handy poker glossary. More...

ETIQUETTE  //  THE SOCIAL ASPECTS OF POKER

Once you've mastered the basics of playing poker, don't forget about the community aspect of playing - definitely one of the most enjoyable parts. Poker, like other games, has many unwritten rules of etiquette. Round out your game here...

WINNING  //  MASTERING TOURNAMENT STRATEGY

Give yourself an edge when it comes to playing in the ultimate poker test: the tournament. This is truly where the strong & knowledgeable survive. More...