Poker Rules - 5 Card Draw Poker

5 Card Draw is one of the easiest games to play and more so because the strategy involved in this game is not as complex as Texas Holdem or Omaha. Each player receives five cards face down with betting action just like the other poker variants. The betting rounds will follow the same structure except that this game is played on fixed limit.

Rules for 5 Card Draw

Each player will ante into the pot and the dealer will follow up by dealing each player five cards face down. The player who is sitting beside the big blind will be the first to act and open the betting round. Once the betting has come to an end, players will have the option to draw. Draw means you will select a number of cards from your hand and the dealer will give you a new set. In 5 Card Draw you will be able to choose to discard 1, 2 or all five of your hole cards. It is not mandatory to discard any cards.

Once each player has discarded and received their new cards, another betting round will take place. Players should note in a standard 5 card draw game, there is normally only one draw round so you will not be able to receive any additional cards to complete your hand. Betting will begin with the first player to the left of the button. After betting is complete all players will show their cards and the player with the best 5 card hand will win the pot.