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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

 Vegas Double Action - Poker Rules 

Vegas Double Action Poker

The play -- Vegas Double Action. Vegas Double Action is the copyrighted and patented poker variation game, the rights to which on June 1, 1999 were owned by Action Gaming, Inc. of Las Vegas, Nevada, and which may be transferred or assigned. Vegas Double Action must be played according to the following rules:

  1. Vegas Double Action may be played only on tables displaying the Vegas Double Action table layout. A single deck of cards will be used. Players do not play against the dealer or against any other player. Each player may play only one hand following each shuffle of the deck. Winning hands are determined and paid according to the payment schedules which shall be displayed on table signage or as part of the table layout.
    1. In standard play, each player must place a wager in the designated wagering area in front of the player’s position, which shall be a wager on the final outcome of the player’s five card hand. The player may place an optional “Stud bet” in the designated Stud bet wagering area in front of the player’s position, which shall be a wager on the hand formed by the dealer’s five cards. The dealer’s cards will also be played as community draw cards.
    2. At the discretion of the retail licensee, players may be required to place a Stud bet on the dealer’s hand in addition to a wager on the player’s own hand. If players are so required, the total combined amount required to be wagered by the player shall not exceed five dollars. Nothing shall prevent a player, at the player’s option, from betting more than any required minimum, up to a maximum bet of five dollars on the player’s hand and five dollars on the dealer’s (Stud bet) hand.
  2. Any dealer tip delivered as a wager may be placed on either one of, or both, the player’s hand and the dealer’s (Stud bet) hand, provided that the player has placed a personal wager on the same hand.
  3. Immediately prior to the commencement of play and after each round of play has been completed, the dealer shall shuffle the cards. Following shuffle and cut, the dealer deals five cards to each player, either face downward and one at a time in rotation among the players, or in a five card group dispensed by a mechanical shuffling device. The first player to receive a card, or cards, is the player to the left of the dealer.
  4. After each player has received and viewed the player’s cards, the player is permitted to discard from zero to five unwanted cards by placing the discards in the designated area at the top right of each player’s position. If a player discards all five cards, the dealer will indicate that the player is still in the hand by moving that player’s bet to the discard area. Players shall tuck the live cards that they wish to hold under the wager.
  5. When all players have completed their intended play, the dealer will deal the next five cards face up on the numbered community card spots in numerical order starting from left to right. These five cards will be used as community draw cards, as well as to determine the winners of the optional Stud bets. After all cards have been dealt, the dealer shall place the remaining cards into the discard rack without exposing the cards. If the Stud hand has a value of less than a pair of 6’s, all Stud bets are lost, and the dealer will collect each Stud bet in clockwise order starting with the player to the dealer’s left.
  6. The dealer will now determine winners of the draw hand. Beginning with the first player to the left of the dealer, the dealer will turn over each player’s cards. The dealer will then proof the hand by pushing forward the correct number of community cards required to make a five card hand by combining the player’s held cards with the correct number of replacement cards from the board. The player’s draw cards from the community cards must be used in numbered order and from the far right as viewed from the player’s position.
  7. If the player’s hand has a value of less than a pair of jacks, the wager is lost. The dealer will collect the losing bet and then collect the player’s cards, placing them face down in the discard rack. Players disagreeing with the dealer’s determination of rank of hand should present their case before the hand is discarded.
  8. If the player’s hand has a value of a pair of jacks or better, but less than two pair, the hand is a push and no action will be taken with respect to the wager. The dealer will collect the player’s cards in the manner described above.
  9. If the player’s hand has a value of two pair or better, the dealer will announce the rank of hand to the player, pay off the player’s wager according the payment schedule below, and collect the player’s cards in the manner described above.

    Royal flush pays 200 to 1
    Straight flush pays 50 to 1
    Four of a kind pays 25 to 1
    Full house pays 7 to 1
    Flush pays 4 to 1
    Straight pays 3 to 1
    Three of a kind pays 2 to 1
    Two pairs pays 1 to 1 (even money)

  10. After settling the draw hand, the dealer will announce the Stud hand, that is, the value of the hand formed by the five community cards. If the hand has a value of a pair of 6’s or better, each player who placed a Stud bet is paid according to the following payment schedule:

    Royal flush pays 1000 to 1
    Straight flush pays 500 to 1
    Four of a kind pays 100 to 1
    Full house pays 20 to 1
    Flush pays 15 to 1
    Straight pays 10 to 1
    Three of a kind pays 3 to 1
    Two pairs pays 2 to 1
    Pair of 6’s or better pays 1 to 1 (even money)

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