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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

 Prospector Poker - Rules - How to play 

Prospector Poker Rules - How to Play

The play -- Prospector Poker. Prospector Poker is the copyrighted, trademarked, and patent pending poker variation game, the rights to which on October 1, 1996 were owned by Black Hawk Gaming & Development Company, Inc. of Boulder, Colorado and which may be transferred or assigned. Prospector Poker must be played according to the following rules:

  1. Prospector Poker may be played only on tables displaying the Prospector Poker table layout. A shoe containing eight decks of cards will be used. Players do not play against each other. Each player may play only one hand during each dealing round. Determination of winners of low, high, and tied hands is made by considering the point value of the hand. For point value, cards have the following numerical value: aces count 1; number cards 2 through 10 count face value; face cards count 10 each.
  2. Prior to the commencement of play, the dealer shall shuffle the cards, offer the cut to a player, and load the shoe. All wagers must be placed before cards are dealt.
  3. Players must make a “poker” wager by placing a bet in the designated wagering circle marked with the letter “P,” located in front of each player’s position. A player’s six card hand will be made by combining the three cards dealt to the player with the three cards dealt to the dealer’s gold box. The value or rank of a player’s final hand will determine whether or not the player is a winner.
  4. In addition to the poker wager, a player may place an additional optional wager in either the “Hi” or the “Low” gold wagering area; in either the “Hi” or the “Low” silver wagering area; or in both a gold and a silver wagering area, in front of the player’s position.
    1. A player’s gold bet causes the player’s three card hand to be played against the dealer’s gold hand; a player’s silver bet causes the player’s three card hand to be played against the dealer’s silver hand.
    2. A player’s high bet is won if the player’s three card hand is higher than the dealer’s three card hand. The winning hand is paid at 1 to 1 odds.
    3. A player’s low bet is won if the player’s three card hand is lower than the dealer’s three card hand. The winning hand is paid at 1 to 1 odds.
    4. A hand played for high which is a tie hand is won by the dealer if the point value of the hand is 20 or higher, and is a push if the point value of the hand is 19 and lower. A player may not win a tied high hand.
    5. A hand played for low which is a tie hand is won by the dealer if the point value of the hand is 20 and lower, and is a push if the point value of the hand is 21 and higher. A player may not win a tied low hand.
  5. When all wagers have been placed, the dealer deals three cards to each player and to the dealer’s silver and gold boxes, face upward and one at a time in rotation among the players and the dealer. The first player to receive a card is the player to the left of the dealer; the dealer’s gold box receives cards last.
  6. Beginning with the first player to the dealer’s right and working counterclockwise in rotation, the dealer determines the outcome on all silver bets, taking losing wagers and paying all winners. The dealer then discards the three cards in the dealer’s silver hand.
  7. Beginning with the first player to the dealer’s right and working counterclockwise in rotation, the dealer determines the outcome on all gold bets, taking losing wagers and paying all winners. The dealer’s gold hand remains on the table.
  8. Beginning with the first player to the dealer’s right and working counterclockwise in rotation, the dealer determines the rank of each player’s six card hand made by combining the player’s three cards with the dealer’s three card gold hand. Winning poker wagers will be paid according to the following payment schedule, which shall be displayed on table signage or as part of the table layout:

    Six of a kind pays 1,000 to 1
    Royal flush pays 500 to 1
    Five or six card straight flush pays 100 to 1
    Five of a kind pays 25 to 1
    Six card flush pays 10 to 1
    Four of a kind pays 7 to 1
    Full house pays 7 to 1
    Six card straight pays 6 to 1
    Five card flush pays 5 to 1
    Three pairs pays 4 to 1
    Five card straight pays 3 to 1
    Three of a kind pays 3 to 2
    2 pairs pays 1 to 1 (even money)
    Pair of aces or kingspush


  9. The dealer removes all cards from the layout and places them in the discard rack, leaving the dealer’s gold hand on top.
  10. If a player is dealt too many cards, only that player’s hand will be void. If a dealer’s hand is dealt too many cards, all hands will be void. If a hand has been dealt too few cards, the hand may be completed by dealing a replacement card to the short hand after all other cards have been dealt to all other players’ and dealer’s hands.


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