The Pot Odds

Pot odds are the costs of staying in the hand compared to the pot size. In each betting round, you decide if the amount of money it will cost you to finish the round is worth the size of the pot being contested. The cost to play can range from nothing (if everyone checks) to four large bets (if raising is capped late in the hand). Like any sound investment decision, riskier plays must have greater rewards for success.