Draw Poker Rules

Draw poker is one of the more traditional variations of poker. Although draw games are not as flashy as community games like Texas Hold'em or Omaha, there is still a loyal following of players who prefer playing five card draw, or the other variations listed here. Each of the pages below explains the rules of the particular draw poker game:


Anaconda is a seven card game where you pass cards to other players in exchange for new ones. Whoever makes the best five card poker hand at the end of the game wins.

» Full Anaconda Poker Rules

Deuce to Seven Triple Draw

Deuce to Seven Triple Draw is a lowball game where players have three draws to make the lowest hand possible. Flushes and straights hurt your hand.

» Full 2-7 Triple Draw Rules

Dr. Pepper

Plays just like five card draw, except twos, fours, and tens are wild cards. Can use antes or blinds depending on player preferences.

» Full Dr. Pepper Rules

Five Card Draw

The most traditional poker game out there. You get five cards, have a draw, then see who has the best five card poker hand.

» Full Five Card Draw Rules

Heinz 57

Plays just like normal five card draw, except fives and sevens are wild. Can be played with antes or blinds depending on player preferences.

» Full Heinz 57 Rules

Honky Tonk

Honky Tonk is a split pot game with a high and a low pot. Also, there are different wild cards for each half of the pot.

» Full Honky Tonk Rules

Jacks or Better Draw

Not to be confused with Jacks or Better video poker, Jacks or Better draw is very similar to five card draw. The opening bet must be made by a player with a pair of Jacks or better.

» Full Jacks or Better Draw Rules

Seven Card Draw

Plays the same as five card draw, but you use seven cards instead. Makes for a more exciting game, as there are better hands more often.

» Full Seven Card Draw Rules

Six Back

Similar to five card draw, except each player starts with six cards instead of five. At the draw, each player receives one less card than they give, so they end up with five.

» Full Six Back Poker Rules


Plays similar to five card draw, except instead of drawing cards from the deck, you trade cards with the other players at the table.

» Full Trees Poker Rules