POKER VARIATIONS: GAMES THAT USE WILDCARDS
Many people enjoy wildcard Poker games in BK Thailand but there are also some who hate them. There are also those who may feel somewhere in the middle. Some wildcard Poker variations are so weird you might wonder why people enjoy them. But, there are plenty of wildcard games that are very fun and challenging.
Cow Pie Stud with Joker
This variation is a split-pot version of 7 Card Stud. The game uses a deck of 53 cards, including a limited wildcard which is the Joker. Players can only use the wildcard as an Ace, or to complete a straight, flush, or straight flush. Deals, gameplay, and betting options are the same as 7 Card Stud. Players rearrange their cards into 2 separate hands after the 7th street betting. One hand is a regulation 5-card Poker hand and the other is a 2-card Poker hand. Up cards should stay up and down cards must stay down. The 5-card hand should outrank the 2-card hand. Each hand must have at least one down card. A final round of betting takes place and then the players reveal their hands. The pot gets split between the highest 5-card hand and the highest 2-card hand.
Players either have to bet/raise or fold in Bummer Poker. There is no checking like in other variations. Board cards are one by one exposed after each betting round. The second board card and any cards with the same rank are wildcards. The first board cannot be a wildcard except when it is of the same rank as the wildcard. Players will use 5 of the 7 available cards to form their hand. The rest of the rules and gameplay are the same as traditional Poker.
The game begins with players receiving 4 hole cards each. The board card formation is a pyramid of 3 horizontal rows. There are 3 cards at the bottom, 2 in the middle, and a single card at the top. The single card at the top and 3 other cards of that rank are wildcards. Players need to use 2 of their hole cards and a card from each of the 3 horizontal rows to form their hand. Revelation of cards begins with the bottom, then the middle, and finally the top. A round of betting takes place between each revelation.
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