How To Play Craps Poker
Craps poker is what is known as a home poker variation so here's how to play craps poker. Home poker variations are games that poker players make up when playing casual games of poker with their friends. These games involve gambling, but have rules that are different from traditional poker games. Some of these rules include wild cards or rewards and penalties for holding certain cards. The craps poker game includes all of these factors to make for a game of poker that combines luck and skill.
Things You'll Need:
- Standard deck of playing cards with the jokers removed
- Poker chips
- Poker table or other table for playing poker
- Start the game of craps poker by dealing two cards face down and one card face up to each player. Just like in the traditional game of craps, getting a two or three to start the game is bad luck. Any player receiving a two or three face up for his first face up card must pay a $1 penalty into the pot. Sevens are good to get, if they are one of your two face down cards. This card is wild for you if it is one of your two face down cards.
- Conduct the first round of wagering for craps poker. The first player to make a wager is the player with the highest face up card. If two players tie for the highest face up card, the first player to receive that card starts the wagering.
- Deal three more face up cards and conduct three more rounds of wagering. Conduct a round of wagering after each player receives his second, third and fourth face up cards. While sevens are lucky dealt face down, they are unlucky dealt face up as your second, third or fourth face up card. This is the same as sevens being bad for the roller in craps after setting a point. The penalty is once again $1 paid into the pot by anyone receiving a seven as their fourth, fifth or sixth card of the hand.
- Deal a seventh card to each player that has not folded in craps poker. The seventh card is face down, and just like the first two face down cards, if a player receives a seven as his seventh card, it is wild. No penalties are paid for being dealt a seven face down.
- Conduct one final round of wagering. Once everyone has either folded or matched the higher wager, it's time to reveal the cards. The player with the best five card poker formed from his seven cards is the winner, and he collects the poker chips in the pot.
Set a maximum amount for each round for the wager. Once that maximum is met, other players may only call the wager or fold, they cannot raise the wager above the maximum for the round.