Millions of people all over the world enjoy playing a game of poker, but what type of poker they enjoy often depends on where they are playing and who with. These ten variations on the original poker rules are some of the most popular ways to play and some are rather strange indeed…
10 – Draw Poker
Otherwise known as the Five-card draw, each player is dealt a hand then they try and improve on it by replacing various cards.
9 – Stud Poker
Believe it or not, there are even variations within variations on this game. Often known as Five or Seven Card Stud. You receive a combination of face-up cards and face-down cards. This often leads to keeping that poker face when you have good cards on show, but nothing else hidden.
8 – Texas hold ’em
Often considered to be the true origins of the game, Texas hold ’em consists of hole cards, hold cards and even hidden ones.
7 – Omaha hold ’em
Omaha hold ’em is often seen as the same as Texas hold ’em but there are differences. The amount of hole cards dealt is to name just one of them.
6 – Follow the Queen
This 7-card stud game uses a wild-card designated as whichever card is immediately dealt. It is often seen as a variant of Dealer’s Choice poker.
5 – Blind Man’s Bluff
Blind man’s bluff is a version of poker that is often seen as very unconventional because each person sees the cards of all players except his own. Sounds like fun to me
4 – Open-Face Pineapple Poker
Also known as Chinese Poker, this is an off variant that has a pretty complex set of rules and every player starts with three cards instead of the normal two.
3 – Pokeno Poker
No, this is nothing to do with Pokemon, this is a combination of Poker and Keno, but is more like card bingo.
2 – Guts Poker
This family-friendly variant usually involves hands of 3 or even fewer cars and consists of multiple rounds of betting
1 – Real Estate Poker
Commonly played in Kentucky, each player is dealt one card down then the next 3 cards are laid face-up in the middle of the table. It is all about the price of the cards here that make this game what it is as it often resembles the estate market.