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Forced bets before a hand of play that entices players to stay in a hand.

Blind betting done by the two players after the dealer. These are often referred to as the Big Blind (one full bet) and the Small Blind (one half bet). The number of blinds that a player has in their chip stack may be a factor in their game strategy.

Blinds exist in order to force some action from players, otherwise extremely passive play would take place.

Questions in this section may involve the playing of blinds, blind/stack strategies, or other things relevant to the blind betting.

In the case of heads'up play (only 2 players), the player "on the button" also acts as the small blind.