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Seven Card Stud Poker
Seven Card Stud Poker is played with a standard 52-card deck, but can also be played with a joker. Standard poker rankings apply. When playing with a joker, the joker can be used as an ace, or to complete a straight, flush, or straight flush. Five aces is the highest ranking poker hand.

Each player is dealt two cards face down (hole cards) and one card face up. There is a round of betting (check, bet, call, raise, or fold). Each remaining player is dealt one card face up. There is a second round of betting. Each remaining player is dealt a second card face up. There is a third round of betting. Each remaining player is dealt a third card face up. There is a fourth round of betting. Each remaining player is dealt a final card face down (hole card). There is a fifth (final) round of betting. The player with the highest ranking five-card poker hand wins the entire pot. In the event of a tie, the pot will be split equally.
Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo (8 or Better)
Seven Card Stud Poker Hi-Low Split (8 or Better) is played with a standard 52-card deck, but can also be played with a joker. Standard poker rankings apply. When playing with a joker, the joker can be used as an ace, or to complete a straight, flush, or straight flush. Players must qualify for low by making a five-card hand 8 high or lower. Five aces is the highest ranking poker hand. The lowest qualifying five-card poker hand is Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Each player is dealt two cards face down (hole cards) and one card face up. There is a round of betting (check, bet, call, raise, or fold). Each remaining player is dealt one card face up. There is a second round of betting. Each remaining player is dealt a second card face up. There is a third round of betting. Each remaining player is dealt a third card face up. There is a fourth round of betting. Each remaining player is dealt a final card face down (hole card). There is a fifth (final) round of betting. Players can make a high or low hand, or both, using the same five cards. The player with the highest ranking five-card poker hand, and the lowest qualifying (8 or better) five-card poker hand split the pot. If no player can produce a qualifying low hand, the player with the highest ranking five-card poker hand wins the entire pot. In the event of a tie, the pot, or portion of the pot, if the tie is for high or low hand only, is split equally.

Seven Card Stud Lo (Razz)
Seven Card Stud Low (Razz) is played with a standard 52-card deck. Aces are low and straights and flushes have no effect on the low hand. The lowest five-card poker hand is Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Each player is dealt two cards face down (hole cards) and one card face up. There is a round of betting (check, bet, call, raise, or fold). Each remaining player is dealt one card face up. There is a second round of betting. Each remaining player is dealt a second card face up. There is a third round of betting. Each remaining player is dealt a third card face up. There is a fourth round of betting. Each remaining player is dealt a final card face down (hole card). There is a fifth (final) round of betting. The player with the lowest five-card poker hand wins the pot. In the event of a tie, the pot is split equally..

Chinese (13 Card) Poker
Chinese (13 Card) Poker is played with a standard 52-card deck. Up to four players can play.

Each player receives 13 cards, face down, one at a time, in rotation. A hand is dealt to all four positions even if vacant. The hand must be arranged with three cards in front, five cards in the middle, and five cards in the back, where the back hand should rank higher or equal to the middle hand, and the middle hand should rank higher than the front hand. Standard poker rankings apply. Straights and flushes do not count in the front hand except in the event of an automatic win (see below). Scores are kept by points. Each part of the hand is assigned one point. Each point is given a monetary value for each game. Hands are then compared with each player, one at a time. The player with the higher ranking hand in the front segment wins one point. The player with the higher ranking middle hand wins one point. The player with the higher ranking back hand wins one point.If two out of three of the players' hands ranks higher than an opponent's hand, the first player wins two points. For example, the player would win two points, minus one point (the one an opponent won) plus one point for a majority of segments win, thereby, winning two points total. If all three parts of the player's hand ranks higher than the opponent's hand, the winner gets four points. (The player wins three points (net win), one point for winning each of the three hands minus zero points (the opponent didn't win any) plus one point for the majority of hands won, totaling four points).
Crazy Pineapple Hi-Lo Split
Crazy Pineapple Hi-Low Split is played with a standard 52-card deck. In order for a hand to qualify for the low hand, the hand must contain an 8-low or better (lower). Blinds are posted by players who sit in consecutive clockwise order from the button. Action is initiated on the first betting round by the player to the left of the person who posted blind clockwise from the button. The blinds act last on the first betting. All players receive three cards dealt face down (hole cards) as their initial hand. The first round of betting occurs. Check and raises are permitted. Three cards are turned face up in the middle of the board simultaneously (flop). These board cards are community cards and available to all players. The second round of betting occurs. At this time players choose to keep two of their three cards hole cards from their initial hand and discard the third. The next two board cards are turned up one at a time with a round of betting after each card. After the final round of betting has been completed, a player may use any combination of five cards (one hole card and four from the board, etc.) to determine their best high and qualifying low hand(s). A player may use all of the board cards (playing the board). The qualifying low hand must have an 8-low or better. The winning hand must show both hole cards face up on the table. The best five-card high and five-card qualifying low poker hand splits the pot. If there is no qualifying low hand, the high hand wins the entire pot. In the event of a tie, that portion of the pot is split equally.

Crazy Pineapple
Crazy Pineapple is played with a standard 52-card deck. Blinds are posted by players who sit in consecutive clockwise order from the button. Action is initiated on the first betting round by the player to the left of the person who posted blind clockwise from the button. The blinds act last on the first betting.

All players receive three cards dealt face down (hole cards) as their initial hand. The first round of betting occurs. Check and raises are permitted. Three cards are turned face up in the middle of the board simultaneously (flop). These board cards are community cards and available to all players. The second round of betting occurs. At this time players choose to keep two of their three cards hole cards from their initial hand and discard the third. The next two board cards are turned up one at a time with a round of betting after each card. After the final round of betting has been completed, a player may use any combination of five cards (for example, one hole card and four from the board, etc.) to determine their best hand. A player may use all of the board cards (playing the board). The winning hand must show both hole cards face up on the table. The best five-card poker hand wins the pot. In the event of a tie, the pot is split equally.

Draw Poker
Draw Poker is played with a standard 52-card deck. Standard poker rankings apply. Players are dealt five cards face down, one at a time, in rotation. A round of betting begins (check, bet, call, raise, or fold). The remaining players may discard any number of their original cards and have the same number of cards replaced by the dealer. Another round of betting occurs. The player with the highest ranking five-card poker hand wins. In the event of a tie, the pot is split equally.
Draw Poker Jacks Back
Draw Poker Jacks Back is played with a standard 52-card deck and one Joker. The Joker may be used as an Ace or as any card that completes a straight, flush, or a straight flush. All players place their ante in the pot.Players are dealt five cards face down, one at a time, in rotation. A round of betting begins (check, bet, call, raise, or fold). If no player has a pair of Jacks or better (higher) after the initial deal, the game converts to the game of Lowball, i.e., California or Kansas City Lowball.If a player has a pair of Jacks or better after the initial deal, the remaining players may discard any number of their original cards and have the same number of cards replaced by the dealer. Another round of betting occurs. The player with the highest ranking five-card poker hand wins. Five Aces is the best possible hand (four Aces and the Joker). In the event of a tie, the pot is split equally.
Draw Poker Jacks or Better
Draw Poker Jacks or Better is played with a standard 52-card deck and one Joker. The Joker may be used as an Ace or as any card that completes a straight, flush, or a straight flush.

Players are dealt five cards face down, one at a time, in rotation. A round of betting begins (check, bet, call, raise, or fold). A player's hand must qualify with a pair of Jacks or better (higher) to open the pot. If no player has a pair of Jacks or better, the hand ends and the ante remains in the pot. A player who opens the pot must show openers, whether the hand is called or not, in order to win the pot. The remaining players may discard any number of their original cards and have the same number of cards replaced by the dealer. Another round of betting occurs. The player with the highest ranking five-card poker hand wins. Five Aces is the best possible hand (four Aces and the Joker). In the event of a tie, the pot is split equally.
Lowball (California Lowball)
Lowball (Ace-to-five), also known as California Lowball, is played with a standard 52-card deck and one Joker. The Joker is considered to be the lowest card not present in a hand. Straights and flushes do not count against the player. All players place their ante in the pot.Players are dealt five cards face down, in turn, in rotation. A round of betting occurs. Players are required to bet or fold. The players who remain in the pot have the option to improve their hand by replacing cards in their hands with new ones. A player may draw up to five consecutive cards. After all players have drawn players a round of betting occurs. The best possible low hand is A, 2, 3, 4, 5. The lowest five card poker hand wins the pot. In the event of a tie the pot is split equally among winning hands.
Kansas City Lowball
Kansas City Lowball is played with a standard 52-card deck and one Joker. The Joker is considered to be the lowest card not present in a hand. Straights and flushes do not count against the player.

Players are dealt five cards face down, in turn, in rotation. A round of betting occurs. Players are required to bet or fold. The players who remain in the pot have the option to improve their hand by replacing cards in their hands with new ones. A player may draw up to five consecutive cards. After all players have drawn players a round of betting occurs. The best possible low hand is 2-3-4-5-7, not of the same suit. The lowest five card poker hand wins the pot. In the event of a tie the pot is split equally among winning hands.

Omaha (High)
Omaha is a community card poker game that is played with a standard 52-card deck. The game starts to the left of the dealer button. The blind bet(s) are made from the position(s) left of the dealer button and are forced bets which must be made before the cards are dealt.

Each player is dealt four cards, one at a time, in turn and face down (hole cards) as their initial hand. A round of betting occurs for players who are continuing to contend for the pot. Three board cards are turned face up (flop) in the middle of the table (community cards). The community cards are available for all players to use. The second round of betting occurs. The fourth community card is turned face up (the turn), followed by a third round of betting. A final community card (the river) is turned up and a fourth and final round of betting occurs. After the final round of betting has been completed, a player must use a combination of two hole cards and three community cards to make their highest ranking five-card poker hand. The highest five card poker hand wins the pot. In the event of a tie, the pot will be equally split.

Omaha Hi-Lo Split (8 or Better)
Omaha Hi-Low Split is a community card poker game that is played with a standard 52-card deck. In order for a hand to qualify for the low hand, it must contain an 8 or Better (lower) at showdown. The game starts to the left of the dealer button. The blind bet(s) are made from the position(s) left of the dealer button and are forced bets which must be made before the cards are dealt.

Each player is dealt four cards, one at a time, in turn and face down (hole cards) as their initial hand. A round of betting occurs for players who are continuing to contend for the pot. Three board cards are turned face up (flop) in the middle of the table (community cards). The community cards are available for all players to use. The second round of betting occurs. The fourth community card is turned face up (the turn), followed by a third round of betting. A final community card (the river) is turned up and a fourth and final round of betting occurs. After the final round of betting has been completed, each player may use any two hole cards with three community cards to make the highest five-card poker hand, and any two hole cards with three community cards to make the lowest qualifying five-card poker hand. The lowest qualifying five-card poker hand is Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5. Players must qualify for the low hand with a hand containing an 8 or better (lower). The pot is split equally between the players with the highest ranking hand and lowest qualifying hand. If no player has a low qualifying hand, the player with the highest ranking five-card poker hand wins the entire pot. In the event of a tie, the pot, or portion of the pot, if the tie is for high or low hand only, is split equally.

Pai Gow Poker
Pai Gow Poker is played with a standard 52-card deck plus one joker. The joker can be used as an ace, or to complete a straight, flush, or a straight flush. Pai Gow Poker can be played by up to seven players.

The game requires a player/dealer and all hands are compared to the player/dealer's hand. Before the deal, each of the players posts a wager. The dealer stacks seven piles of seven cards, one card at a time, and the remaining four cards are discarded. The player/dealer selects a pile of cards to start the distribution. The player/dealer then shakes three dice in a dice cup and counts around the positions at the table counter-clockwise. Counting from the player/dealer position, the sum of the dice determines who receives the first hand and where the action begins. The remaining hands go to the other players in counter-clockwise rotation. If the position is vacant, the hand is discarded.

All players except the player/dealer look at their cards and form two hands, a two-card front hand and a five-card back hand. Standard poker rankings apply with five aces beating a royal flush. For the two-card hand, any pair beats any two unmatched cards, but straights and flushes don't apply.

The player must arrange the cards so that the five-card hand ranks higher than the two-card hand. Otherwise, the hand is fouled and the player loses automatically. After all players have placed their two hands face down, the player/dealer's seven cards are set.

Beginning with the action button, all the players' cards are exposed and compared to the player/dealer's hand. The result between the player/dealer and each player is determined by comparing the player's five-card hand with the player/dealer's five-card hand and the player's two-card hand with the player/dealer's two-card hand.

If the player wins both hands, the player/dealer pays out the amount wagered.
If the player/dealer wins one hand and the player wins the other (push), no money is exchanged.
If the player/dealer wins both hands, the player/dealer wins the player's wager.
If the player and the player/dealer have the same hand(s), the player/dealer wins.

Pai Gow Tiles
Pai Gow Tiles is played with a set of 32 Chinese dominoes or tiles, and up to eight players can play. The dealer shuffles the tiles face down and stacks them into eight piles of four high. The player-dealer selects a pile of tiles to start the distribution then shakes three dice in a dice cup. Using the sum of the dice, the player-dealer counts around the positions at the table counter-clockwise to determine who receives the first hand and begins the action.

Each player receives a stack of four tiles distributed in a counter-clockwise rotation. If the player position is vacant, the hand is discarded. Each player, including the player-dealer, forms the four tiles into two pairs. If both the player's pairs rank higher than the player-dealer's, the player wins. If neither of the player's pairs rank higher than the player-dealer's, the player-dealer wins. And if just one pair ranks higher, it is a push. If the player and the player-dealer have the same tiles, the player-dealer wins.

The object of the game is to look for and form the hands as follows: Gee Joon; Bo (matched and unmatched pairs); Wong (double six or double one pair up with nine); Gong (double six or double one pair up with eight); double six or double one pair up with seven; and making both hands as close to nine or as balance as possible.

Gee Joon
The highest possible pair is Gee Joon (supreme pair), which is made up of the two tiles 4-2 and 2-1. The 4-2 and 2-1 are the two "wild cards" and can be used as either a three or a six when making pairs.

Bo
Under the Gee Joon are the pairs (Bo), which can be made up of matched or unmatched tiles that have the same totals.

Panguingue (Pan)
Panguingue is a rummy-type game played with eight standard 52-card decks with the 8's, 9's, and 10's removed, for a total of 320 cards. No jokers are used. Cards in each suit rank king (high), queen, jack, seven, six, etc. with aces being low. The cards are dealt counterclockwise.

Players strive to meld eleven cards in valid sets of three or more cards. There are two kinds of melds: a rope which must be string of cards of matching suits, squares consisting of the ranks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Jack or Queen. Squares must be either all cards of different suits or all the same suit. Squares consisting of Kings or Aces qualify regardless of suit. There are no betting rounds in the game.

Each player is dealt 10 cards to meld into sets and sequences with certain cards having special values. Each player, in turn, draws either a card from the top of the remaining deck or from the top of an adjacent discard pile. This sequence of play continues until one player goes out with a total meld of eleven cards, including the card(s) just drawn. Melds (or spread) must be at least three cards, and it may be as many as eleven. The melds are classified as ropes and squares. The rope is any three cards in sequence of the same suit. A square is a set of three cards in the same rank and of different suits or of the same suit. All 3s, 5s and 7s are valle cards (cards of value). Cards of other rank are non-valle. Any three aces or any three kings form a set, regardless of the suit.

Pan Nine
Super Pan Nine is played with eight to twelve standard 52-card decks with the 7's, 8's, 9's, and 10's removed for a maximum total of 432 cards using a shoe.

The game of Super Nine requires a player/dealer and all hands are compared to the player/dealer's hand. The designated player/dealer shakes three dice in a dice cup and counts around the positions at the table counter-clockwise. Counting from the player/dealer position, the sum of the dice determines who receives the first hand and where the action begins. The remaining hands go to the other players in counter-clockwise rotation. If the position is vacant, the hand is discarded.

The object of the game is to get a total sum of nine, or as close to nine as possible. The value of a hand is determined by the sum of the cards where the last digit of the total determines the sum. For example, if a hand contains 5-5-6, for a total of 16, it is considered to be a 6. All picture cards have a value of zero; all other cards are face value. The best possible total sum is a nine; the lowest sum is zero.

Players place their wagers before cards are dealt. All players are then dealt three cards face down and are given the option of playing their cards or drawing one additional card.

After the players have arranged their hands, the house dealer will expose the player/dealer's cards. The player/dealer's three-card hand is played according to the following guidelines: total is 0, 1, 2, or 3 the player/dealer receives an additional card; total of 4, 5, or 6 is an option for the player/dealer to draw or stand; or total of 7, 8, or 9 the player/dealer must stand. The hand closer to nine wins. When the player's and the player/dealer's hands have the same sum, it results in a tie (push), no wager is exchanged.

Pineapple
Pineapple is played with a standard 52-card deck. All players receive three cards dealt face down (hole cards) as their personal hand and then must immediately discard one of the three cards. The first round of betting occurs. Three cards are turned face up in the middle of the board simultaneously (flop). The second round of betting occurs. At this time players must discard one of their hole cards. One more card is dealt face up on the board (turn). A third round of betting occurs. The last card is dealt face up on the board (river card). The fourth round of betting occurs. Board cards are community cards for all players to use. A player may use any combination of five cards among the board cards and hole cards to form a poker hand. A player may choose to use all the board cards (playing the board) and no hole cards to form a poker hand. The highest five card poker hand wins the pot. In the event of a tie, the pot is split equally among the tied winning hands.
Texas Hold-em
Texas Hold-em is a community card poker game that is played with a standard 52-card deck. The game starts to the left of the dealer button. The blind bet(s) are made from the position(s) left of the dealer button and are forced bets which must be made before the cards are dealt. Two cards (hole cards) are dealt to each player, one at a time, face down, in rotation. This is followed by the first round of betting. A player may check, bet, call, raise or fold.

Three cards (the flop) are then dealt face up in the middle of the table as community cards (board cards) and the second round of betting occurs. The fourth community card is dealt face up (the turn), followed by the third round of betting. The final community card (the river) is dealt face up and followed by the fourth (final) round of betting.

At the showdown, each player may use any combination of the hole cards and community cards, or may play the board and use no hole cards to make the highest ranking five-card poker hand. The player with the highest ranking five-card poker hand wins the pot. In the event of a tie, the pot is split equally.

Texas Hold-em Hi-Lo Split
Texas Hold-em is a community card poker game that is played with a standard 52-card deck. The game starts to the left of the dealer button. The blind bet(s) are made from the position(s) left of the dealer button and are forced bets which must be made before the cards are dealt.

Two cards (hole cards) are dealt to each player, one at a time, face down, in rotation. This is followed by the first round of betting. A player may check, bet, call, raise or fold. Three cards (the flop) are then dealt face up in the middle of the table as community cards (board cards) and the second round of betting occurs. The fourth community card is dealt face up (the turn), followed by the third round of betting. The final community card (the river) is dealt face up and followed by the fourth (final) round of betting.

At showdown, a player must use a combination of exactly two hole cards in their hand and three of the five community cards from the board to determine their best five-card high and five-card low poker hand. The highest and qualifying lowest (8 or better) five-card poker hands split the pot. If no low hand qualifies with an 8 or better, the highest five-card poker hand wins the entire pot. In the event of a tie, the portion of the pot that was tied will be equally split.


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