Holdem is taking over the globe, except believe it or not there are numerous other poker games you may play. Most of them fall into one of three categories:

- Stud Games (for instance 5 card stud)

- Draw Games (for instance 9 card draw)

- Shared Hand Games (for example Texas hold em)

You will find also several other obscure games that don’t fit into these categories, some of the far more preferred of which are high/low pig, bid poker and guts. In virtually all types of poker casino game the hands rankings are the exact same, having a very couple of minor exceptions which have turn out to be far more or less "home-made" rules.

Here are brief descriptions of a number of unique poker games:

9 Card Draw Poker

Wagered by three – 7 players. Every is dealt 5 cards and there is often a circular of betting based to the hands. Immediately after the wagering gamblers can now put as much as three cards back in exchange for new ones. (There is one exception where a gambler can exchange four cards if he exhibits the fifth to be an ace). There’s a further round of betting and the greatest hand wins. Draw poker was once the standard way to wager on but it has of course been overtaken by Texas holdem.

seven Card Stud Poker

Played by three – 10 players. Gamblers are dealt two cards confront down and one confront up and there is a spherical of wagering. Cards 4, 5 and six are then dealt encounter up with betting on every single round. The final card is dealt experience down and there is yet another circular of betting before the showdown. five Card Stud Poker is still a common game and is in all probability second at the moment to Texas hold’em.

Caribbean Poker

This is a poker game wagered in a betting house among the gambler and the dealer. Just about every gets five cards and the player has to decide regardless of whether his card is worth wagering on soon after seeing the dealer’s initial card. If the gambler has a much better hands than the croupier he is paid out in a fixed odds system depending about the strength of his hand. The fixed odds range from evens for a pair or great card to one hundred to one for a royal flush.

Pai gow Poker

Pai gow is really a fairly complicated gambling house game wagered involving the dealer and as much as seven players. It’s wagered having a joker which counts as either an ace or any card required to complete a flush or straight. There are 2 variations in grip ranks compared to standard poker rankings, the highest grip is five Aces and the straight A2345 is ranked second to AKQJT. The players and dealer are dealt 7 cards every which they split into two hands of 5 and two. The 5 card hands must be superior than the 2 card hand. The croupier then exhibits his cards and plays in opposition to every player, the dealer’s five card side towards the gambler’s 5 card palm and the dealer’s two card grip against the player’s two card hand.

If the dealer wins both hands he wins.

If the gambler wins both hands he wins.

If just about every gambler wins one hand there’s a "push" which means no money changes hands.

If any hand is tied the croupier wins it, so:

Dealer/Tie – dealer wins.

Player/Tie – push.

Tie/Tie – croupier wins.


By far the most common poker casino game in the globe today, most likely because it’s really uncomplicated to learn except extremely hard to master. Two cards are dealt to each gambler, then 3 deal with up on the table (the flop), a different deal with up on the table (the turn), then a final card face up within the table recognized as the river. Gamblers use their own two (hole) cards and any 3 from the table to make the best five card hand. There’s a round of betting earlier than the flop then earlier than the turn and river, and finally right after the river card is dealt.

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