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Colorado Poker Varieties
The following poker game rules are the specific poker game rules as designated by the Colorado Division of Gaming. The poker games in casinos must use these "official" rules. These are also the only legal poker games in Colorado casinos.
Texas hold ‘em high poker
Texas hold ‘em high-low split poker
Five-card low draw poker
Five-card high draw poker
Five-card high-low split draw poker
Five-card stud poker
Seven-card low stud poker
Seven-card high stud poker
Seven-card high-low split stud poker
Omaha high-low split hold ‘em poker
Omaha high hold ‘em poker
Hold’ em Eighty-eight poker
Joker Poker
Caribbean Stud Poker
Caribbean Draw Poker
Let it Ride and Let it Ride Bonus
Colorado Hold’em Poker
Western Stud
Vegas Double Action
Prospector Poker
Three Card Poker
Bonus 6
Home Run Hold’ em
208 Poker
Boston 5 Stud Poker
Player’s Choice Poker
3-5-7 Poker
Pineapple hold ‘em high poker
Pineapple hold ‘em high-low split
Crazy pineapple hold ‘em high poker
Crazy pineapple hold ‘em high-low split poker

 Five Card Draw - Poker Rules 

The play – Five-Card Draw poker

These rules of play for Five Card Draw Poker must be followed in Colorado casinos.

The games five-card low draw poker, five-card high draw poker, and five-card high-low split draw poker must be played according to the following rules:
  1. The dealer shall deal five cards to each player. After the initial betting round, players either retain their pat hands or discard. The players’ discards must be kept separate from the muck. Players who discard are dealt a replacement card for each card discarded. There is a final betting round followed by a showdown;

  2. After all bets are made and if there are two or more players remaining in the game, there is a showdown.


    1. In five-card low draw, the best qualifying low hand wins the pot. The best low qualifying hand is determined by the licensee.
    2. In five-card high draw, the best qualifying high hand wins the pot.
    3. In five-card high-low split draw, the best qualifying high hand and the best qualifying low hand split the pot.

      1. If there is no qualifying low hand, a player who wins high receives the entire pot.
      2. A player who wins in one direction and ties a player in the other direction receives three-quarters of the pot.
      3. A player who wins in both directions without a tie receives all of the pot.
      4. Aces may be used for either high or low. At the discretion of the casino, a qualifier may be used to restrict the low hands. Straights and flushes do not impair the value of a hand for low.
      5. If the chips contained in the pot are not divisible by two, the player with the high hand must be awarded the odd chip after the remaining pot is split equally.


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