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Draw Poker Games Peculiarities

Draw poker is one of the many poker variants available today and in this game, players are dealt complete hands before the first betting round, so that they can develop those hands for later rounds either by drawing or replacing cards. Betting in this game should always start with the player who is on the left of the dealer. In home game players usually use an Ante while in casinos players usually use Blinds therefore the game begins with the player who is on the left of the big blind while the subsequent games will start with the player on the left of the dealer meaning that these games are very positional. This game can be played by any number of player but most people use four players per game.

Variants

  1. Standard Five Card Draw is a variant of the draw poker game and this game is mostly played at home rather than in casinos. This game can be played by 2 to 8 players.
  2. Gardena Jackpots is another draw poker game variant and in this game players must use the standard hand values and a single joker which acts as a bug. This game was named after a city in California. No Blinds are allowed in this game and only Antes are used. Players are only to open betting if they have a hand that contains 2 jacks or the better hand compared to other players. Players who may have checked in the first round may subsequently raise or call if another player has opened. If there is no player to open, then a new deal will begin and every player will then be expected to ante into the same pot. The player who opens betting is allowed to keep his discarded card close in case they want to prove that they had a sufficient opening hand in the first place.
  3. California Lowball is another variant of the Draw poker game and this was the primary game in California in 1970’s and it is still being played up to today even though its popularity has been affected by the introduction of other games such as community Card poker and Stud poker. The game is played using Ace to fie low hand values and a joker. The game doesn’t allow Antes, so players only use Blinds meaning that players cannot check on the first round of betting but are allowed on the second round. If a player has a 7 high hand or anything better and checks after the draw, they will have forfeited their right of winning any money placed on the pot after the draw.
  4. Kansas City lowball is another variant of Draw poker game and in this game players have a Five Card Draw with no joker together with deuce to seven low hand values. The game is also know as Low poker or Billy Baxter in honor of the player who dominated in awards for this game for many years. There is no limit for this game meaning that the no check and raise as well as the 7 high rules is not applied here.

There are many other common variants of this game and this will include Double Draw and Triple Draw, Badugi, Baduci, California high/low split and high/low with declare among many other variants.

Selected Casinos
  • Bodog Bodog Poker
    Bonus: €300, Total: 225%;
    USA players not welcome;
  • Sportsbook Sportsbook
    Bonus: £200, Total: 75%;
    All USA players welcome;