Hold'em Eighty-eight (Hold'em 88) Rules
The play -- Hold ‘em Eighty-eight. Hold ‘em Eighty-eight is the copyrighted and patented poker variation game, the rights to which are owned by Hold ‘em Eighty-eight, Inc. of Morrison, Colorado. Hold ‘em Eighty-eight must be played according to the following rules:
- Hold ‘em Eighty-eight may be played only on tables displaying the eighty-eight hold ‘em layout. A single deck of cards and a dealer button will be used.
- Each player will make an initial bet in the amount specified at the table by the retail licensee, and will place the bet in the front circle in front of the player’s position.
- Following shuffle and cut, the dealer burns a card and deals two cards to each player, face downward and one at a time. The first player to receive a card is the player to the left of the player who has the button. The last player to receive cards is the player assigned the button.
- The dealer burns the top card of the deck and deals the three card flop in the center of the table. The dealer then burns the top card of the deck and deals one final community card face down in the center of the table. Community cards are common to the hand of every active player in the pot.
- After the flop, a player must either fold or place one additional final wager in an amount equal to or greater than the initial amount wagered in the front circle, but not more than five dollars. At the discretion of the retail licensee, the final wager may be either in a fixed amount, or in an amount determined and placed by the player to the left of the player who has the button. No player may raise the amount of the final wager. If a player folds, the player’s initial wager is pulled to the middle and the hand mucked. If a player places the final wager, the wager is placed in the second circle in front of each player’s position.
- The dealer turns over the fourth community card, pulls the bets into the pot, and takes the rake.
- All players remaining in the game show their cards and the player holding the highest hand wins the pot. Each player makes such player’s best five-card hand, using either one card from the player’s hand together with four community cards, or both cards from the player’s hand together with three community cards. If two or more players have a tying hand, the pot is split among them.