Texas Hold'em Button Package
This set contains all the buttons needed for Texas Holdem or any poker game. It includes the Dealer, Big Blind, Little Blind, Missed Blind, Reserved, and Kill buttons.
What To Do With Your Buttons:
This button marks the player that is the current Dealer, regardless of whether that person is actually handling the cards out. This button will always be in play on the table. For example, the "Dealer" in Texas Hold'em is basically a starting point that denotes where the blinds are placed and what roles each successive player takes. The "Dealer" rotates to the left (clockwise) of the player after each round of play, and so does this button.
Little Blind and Big Blind
In Texas Holdem, Little and Big Blinds are the equivalent of an ante or forced bet, except only the first two players to the left of the dealer (clockwise) are forced into blinds. The first player to the left of the dealer is responsible for the Little Blind, which is usually half of the Big Blind. The second player to the left of the dealer is responsible for the Big Blind, which is usually twice the Little Blind. The size of these blinds will be determined by the players in advance. The Little and Big Blind buttons will move one player to the left (clockwise), along with the Dealer Button, after each round of play. These two buttons, along with the Dealer, will always be in play on the table.
The Missed Blind Button is only assigned to a player that has missed any or all blinds. That player can resume play by either posting all the blinds missed or waiting for the big blind. If the player chooses to post the total amount of the blinds, an amount up to the size of the minimum opening bet is "live". The remainder is taken by the dealer to the center of the pot and is not part of the player's bet. When it is the player's next turn to act, they have the option to raise.
Any player who wins a pot is assigned the kill button. If that player wins a second consecutive pot, then the wager amount is doubled for the next game only. This button can be used in many different Poker games. In Texas Hold'em, the blinds are usually doubled for only one game.
This button is not related directly to Texas Hold'em at all, but is simply used to hold a player's place at the table when that person is not present. It can be used in any card game.