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Table Games : Five Card Draw Online Poker

By Joni Hawk

Level: Jan 30th 2007
Five Card Draw video poker is one of the most entertaining options in the world of internet casino poker.

Five-card draw poker was previously the poker game that everyone knew how to play. It's the game you saw in many poker scenes in the old westerns, the game that many of us first learned. Want to play it in an online casino? No problem.

But, first things first: be familiar with the rules. This may sound clear, but many people haven't played it in a long, long time. There are two rounds of betting in draw. The first is when you are dealt your five cards and the second is after you take cards. The player is dealt five cards face up, and decides which to keep and which to discard. The dealer returns the number of cards discarded, and the player is left with a ending five-card hand. The purpose is to have a five-card hand that will beat the dealer's hand in value.

Like the traditional version, internet casino poker uses a rank system to establish the winning hand. From high to low, the rank is: Five of a kind, Straight Flush, Four of a kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Two Pair, Pair, and High Card. The Royal Flush is the maximum natural hand in poker, and is comprised of a Straight Flush (five cards of the same suit and in arithmetical order) with aces high.

The gambling system is essential to poker, and is best for you to comprehend the nuances of this system before playing internet casino poker. There are some fundamental mistakes any beginner can make. For the novice, it's wise to play single hand poker rather than multiple hand.

The basic gambling system consists of the call, the raise, and the fold. When you call, you are betting sufficient to equal the original bet. The raise is only when you match the set bet, increasing the bet to a higher amount. A fold is when you drop your hand. So keep on playing big pairs or better, avoid foolish draws, and you can make a killing.
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