Draw poker is very popular and there are many variants of the game, which people can play on many poker online websites. These are the games in which people have the option of discarding some of their cards and exchange with other cards by drawing the same number of cards that they have discarded. In his article, we will discuss the steps of playing the game along with the variants of draw poker.

How to play the game?

Here are the steps, which the people have to follow to play the game.

Placing the blinds

The first step in this blind is to place the blinds. The player who is sitting to the left of the dealer has to place the small blind and the next player who is sitting to the left of the small blind has to place big blind. The size of the big blind is twice the amount of small blind.

Dealing the cards

The dealer deals five cards to each player. The number of cards may differ in different variants but in most of them, five cards are dealt with each player.

First betting round

After the cards are dealt, betting rounds start. The first round is started by the player who is sitting to the left of the big blind. The player has the option of folding the bet or calling it. Calling the bet is based on the big bind and the amount of the called bet should be equal to the big blind. The betting round continues in a clockwise direction.

Drawing cards

The players have the option of drawing cards and this process is started by the player who has placed a big blind. Each player has to discard the cards that they do not want to use and the same number of cards are dealt with them.

Second betting round

In this round, the action as to be started from the player who has placed the big blind and the game continues in a clockwise direction. In some games, three or even four rounds of betting are done and in all of them, the betting round has to be started by the player who has placed big blind.


In this round, all the active players have to show their hands. The player who has the best hand is declared as the winner and the pot is handed over to him.

Types of draw poker games

There are many types of draw poker games, which people can play on online poker websites. Some of the variants are discussed here.

Five-card draw

The game starts with the placement of blinds and then the betting rounds along with draws continue in a clockwise direction. The player who has made the hand of the highest rank is declared as the winner.

Lowball draw poker

This is a draw poker game in which the winner is the one who has made the hand of the lowest rank. The rules of the game are the same as the draw poker.

Wrapping Up

These are the rules and people must be familiar with them so that they can play the game well and get experience so that they can win a lot of money.

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