This new and exciting game is a variation of draw poker and hold’em. It matches each player against only the dealer. It is played with a standard 52 card deck and the inclusion of a JOKER, which is a WILD card and can represent any card the holder of the JOKER wants it to be.
Each player must place an ANTE bet and may place optional BONUS and/or JOKER bets prior to any cards being dealt. The player and then the dealer each receive five cards and two community cards are dealt face down in the middle of the table.
After the deal and prior to the first community card being revealed, the player can fold and surrender the ANTE or decide to continue by placing an PLAY bet, which must be double the ante. After the first card is exposed and prior to the second card being turned over, the player can place an OPTION bet, which again must be double the ANTE, or merely check. Once the two community cards are shown, the dealer’s hand will be revealed. If the dealer has a qualifying hand of a pair of fives or better, the winning players’ ANTE, PLAY and OPTION bets are paid even money. If the dealer does not qualify, the PLAY and OPTION bets will be returned to the player and the player will be paid even money on the ANTE if the player beats the dealer. The player will lose the ANTE if the dealer beats the player.
The BONUS and JOKER bets remain in play even if the player folds prior to the end of the hand. Players cannot show their hands to one another while cards are being played.
GEGA-003826. Must be 21. Play responsibly. 1-800 gambler or www.Problemgambling.Ca.Gov