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Honky Tonk Poker

Honky Tonk Poker Overview

Honky Tonk Poker is a draw poker game which is played hi-low and uses different wild cards depending upon whether the hand is high or low. It is generally played by 3-8 players.

Honky Tonk Poker Rules

To begin playing Honky Tonk Poker, players ante up, placing a small sum of money in the pot. The dealer then gives each player five cards. This is followed by a round of betting. In the betting round, each player needs to make certain decisions. Beginning with the player to the left of the dealer, and moving clockwise around the table, each player can choose to check/call, raise, or fold. Checking is possible when the player has already wagered enough to stay in the round. To call, a player must add money to the pot to meet the current wagering requirement. If a player raises, they add money above the current requirement, raising the requirement and forcing other players to add money to the pot in order to stay in the game. If a player folds, they stop adding money and stop playing, giving up any claim on the pot.

Once the betting round has been completed, each player may return up to three cards to the dealer. If the player holds an ace, they may return four cards, provided that they continue holding the ace. The dealer gives each player the same number of cards that they returned from the top of the deck. After this, there is another round of betting, followed by the showdown. In the showdown, every player shows their cards.

What is unique to Honky Tonk occurs in the showdown. First, the pot is split. There is a pot for the highest hand and a pot for the lowest hand. For the highest hand, threes are wild, while for the lowest hand, kings are wild. As a result, it is possible for one player to win both hands, scooping the pot.

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