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How to Play 5-Card Draw

Learn how to play 5-card draw in this Howcast video about poker.

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Hey guys, I just want to show you how to play Five Card Draw. It's not poker game that you're going to find in any casino. It's more of a home game and an old bar/saloon type of thing.

Basically, we've got four players here. Every player gets five cards face down. There's never a dedicated dealer on this game, it usually gets passed around the table. So, I'll act as this player here, lift the hand so you can see what I've got. So, basically there's a round of betting first up, so I'm going to move these over here. This player's first so, so he wants to bet 10, then everybody else can call. They can fold, they can raise. It can be played limit or no limit, that's really up to you. So, say he wants to raise to 20, and say, it's really not that good, but why not. Alright, and everybody else wants to call. Alright, so this all now goes into a pot.

Now, I choose. You could keep whichever card you want and throw away whichever ones you want, but I'll choose to keep two, and I draw three. Alright, so whatever cards those are. Alright, and lets say that this player here wants to draw one card, so the he gets his one. This player here decides to throw in the two, he gets two, and this player here, he wants to throw away three, so he gets three.

Now everybody's got their hands, now they're set, because there was a draw and you know, I could put the cards down. Now there's another round of betting, so we'll just say everybody wants to bet 20, and everybody calls. This all goes into the pot and now whoever has the best hand wins.

So right here, three 6's, it's pretty good. This hand here, player's got a Ace high. Player here's got a Jack high, and player here's got a King high. So in this case here, three 6's win the pot. And that's how you play Five Card Draw.

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