5-Card Draw

5-Card Draw rules

Players Up to 6 players are allowed to play in the same game.

Dealer In 5-card Draw a button (the “dealer button”) indicates who the dealer is. The deal moves clockwise between the players.

Blinds 5-card Draw is played with two blinds, the “small blind” and the “big blind”. Before any cards are dealt the blinds must be posted. The player to the left of the dealer posts the small blind and the next player in turn posts the big blind.

The blinds are considered as “live” bets. If you have posted a blind you are only required to make up the difference, if any, between the blind and the current bet. The players in the blinds have the option to fold, call, check or raise in turn.

Deal Each player receives 5 cards dealt face down.

Draw After the first betting round is completed each player is allowed to discard 0-5 cards and will draw new cards. Each player have 30 seconds to draw cards, if he fails to act within this time he will stand pat (draw 0 cards) and not be able to bet or raise the pot after the draw. To make the draw you click on the cards you want to discard and press the “Discard” button. The cards you have chosen to discard will be grey. Before you have pressed the “Discard” button you can change your selection by clicking on the grey card again.

Betting order In 5-card Draw there are 2 betting rounds. The first betting round takes place after each player is dealt his 5 cards. In this round the player to the left of the big blind is first to act. In the next betting round, after the draw, the first active player to the left of the dealer button starts the action. Both players with and without a blind are allowed to raise the pot.

Showdown If no more betting takes place, after all the cards have been dealt out, there is a showdown to determine the winner. The best 5 card hand wins the pot. If two or more players show the same hand they split the pot.

If there was betting after the draw the player who made the last bet or raise must show his hand first. If there was no betting, the first remaining player to the left of the dealer shows his hand first.

In the very rare event that there are insufficient cards remaining to complete the draw, the mucked and discarded cards are shuffled and used to complete the draw. A player will never get back his own discards but may receive another player’s discards.

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