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Most of you know how to play the popular poker game named Texas Holdem and a smaller percentage of you know Seven Card Stud rules and Omaha Poker, but how do you play five card draw and what are the basic five card rules?

Learning five card draw poker rules is easy because five card draw is a basic poker game.

How to Play Five Card Draw

  1. Players must post a predetermined ante (small forced bet in order to see cards).
  2. The dealer begins by dealing five cards to each player, face down, beginning with the player directly to their left.
  3. Players pick up their cards and look at them to determine their current hand.
  4. A round of betting occurs, beginning with the player directly to the left of the dealer.
  5. Players have the option to exchange anywhere from zero to three cards. A player may also exchange four cards, but must have and keep an ace and show it to the other players.
  6. After all of the cards have been exchanged as opted by the players, another round of betting occurs, beginning with the player to the left of the dealer again.
  7. After the round of betting players enter a “showdown” and determine the winner. The player with the best poker hand by rank wins the pot.

Where to Play Five Card Draw (Online)

Five card draw poker is difficult to find online these days, even though it was the only game many of us ever knew how to play when we were young. However, there are online poker rooms that do offer five card draw poker, and we have listed them below. Also, we have attached an exclusive poker bonus to each link so you are not required to manually enter a code to get your bonus.