Basic 5-Card Draw

Base Game: 5-Card Draw
Wild cards: Optional
Created by: Unknown
Submitted by: Brian O'Neill

This is the game most people think of as Poker.

There are two rounds. The first round consists of dealing 5 cards face down to each Player. The Players look at their cards, and a betting round begins with the Player to the Dealer's left.

At the end of the betting round, each Player, starting to the Dealer's left, can choose to discard up to three cards and receive new ones from the Deck. Optionally, up to 4 cards can be discarded if the remaining card is an Ace.

After all Players have either held their cards or rceived new ones, another betting round begins.

After the second round, the Player with the highest hand wins.

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