Dealer's Choice Poker

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OBJECTIVE OF DEALER’S CHOICE POKER: Have the highest value poker hand.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 5-7 Players, 6 is optimal

NUMBER OF CARDS:  standard 52-card deck

RANK OF CARDS:  A (high), K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A

TYPE OF GAME: Poker

AUDIENCE: Adult


INTRODUCTION TO DEALER’S CHOICE POKER

Dealer’s Choice Poker is a popular 5 to 7 player home poker game. This game is played for entertainment and not payout. Each deal is a different poker game the dealer chooses. Due to the dynamic nature of the game, it is exciting to play and often introduces players to new poker games. Dealer’s Choice Poker is not ideal for a casino game, as opposed to H.O.R.S.E Poker, which also uses a different game each hand, because the dealer may choose some obscure form of poker with house rules. Therefore, it is particularly ideal for playing poker games in the home, where players feel comfortable taking time to explain the variations and game specific rules.

THE DEAL

The initial dealer can be chosen with any random process. After the first dealer, the deal passes to the left or clockwise. Prior to the deal, the dealer declares which variant of poker they wish to play. The dealer must be able to explain the game with clarity to all players if they do not know how to play. They must also explain special or house rules. Players should try to pick in advance what variant they are going to play when it is their turn to deal.

THE GAMES

There are numerous variations of poker to be played. Below are links to some fun poker games that could be played during Dealer’s Choice Poker:

Seven Card Stud

Guts

Lowball Poker

Pai Gow Poker

Let It Ride

Badugi

You can find more poker variants by searching Poker on the site!

 

REFERENCES:

https://www.pagat.com/poker/variants/dealers_choice.html


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