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The answer depends on where you are, whether you're playing online or in a brick and mortar card room. If you're playing online, no, unless you're good at clicking the "raise" button with your eyes closed. In a card room, what you're describing is called a "straddle" bet and some rooms allow it, and some don't. In my area, they allow straddle bets only if ...


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As the other answers point out: Yes and Yes. However, I might want to add "why" would one want to do this. Generally, raising blind is bad form - especially against seasoned players. There is, IMHO, a time and place where it's good play to do this. There are two different types of "raise" to be considered. An "all-in" raise and a relatively standard ...


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Yes you can. There is no rule that says you have to look at your cards before taking an action in poker. And also yes, everyone else will have to match your bet to continue. It doesn't really make any sense to raise the blinds without looking at your hand though. You are just giving the rest of the table free information that you have a random hand.



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