Double Draw Poker is played with a standard 52-card deck and 2 Jokers. The Jokers can be used as an Ace or to complete a “Straight” or “Flush”. The player gets two chances to draw cards to complete their 5-card poker hand.
Fun fact: this game is one of three table games at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa (SHRT) that includes Jokers: Pai Gow, Asia Poker and Double Draw Poker. The Joker acts as an Ace, Straight or Flush.
Let’s talk about the ante and bonus bets. After the player makes an “Ante” and “Bonus” bet of equal value, the player is dealt five cards face down. After the player views their five cards, they may choose to fold forfeiting their Ante and Bonus bets.
Here are two key facts about playing:
1. If the player wants to continue, they must make an additional “Draw” bet equal to the amount of their “Ante” bet and now has the option of discarding up to 3 of their cards and draw additional cards equal to the number of cards they discarded. The player again has the option to fold forfeiting all their bets.
2. If the player wants to continue they must make another “Draw” bet equal to the amount of their “Ante” bet and now has the option of discarding and drawing one additional card. The dealer will now turn the player’s five cards over and pay according to the pay table.
**ANTE AND DRAW BETS PAY 1 TO 1 WITH TWO PAIR OR BETTER
Bonus Pay Table
Five Aces – 500 to 1
Natural Royal Flush (No Joker) – 100 to 1
Wild Royal Flush – 50 to 1
Four of a Kind – 50 to 1
Full House – 20 to 1 Flush – 3 to 1
Straight – 2 to 1
Three of a Kind – 1 to 1 Two Pair – PUSH
There are two Double Draw Poker tables at SHRT located near the Hard Rock Cafe.
Information courtesy of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.