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This game is played with 53 cards – a normal deck and a wild card. First, a player places a bet. The player and the dealer are then dealt 7 cards each; the player’s are face up, the dealers face down.

The cards

The wild card (joker) can be used as a single ace or to complete a straight, straight flush or a flush.


1: 5 aces

2: royal flush

3: straight flush

4: 4 of a kind

5: full house

6: flush

7: straight

8: 3 of a kind

9: 2 pairs

10: 1 pair

11: high card

A, K, Q, J, 10 ranks as the highest straight.

A, 2, 3, 4, 5 ranks as the second highest straight.

K, Q, J, 10, 9 ranks as the next highest.


The game

The player splits their cards in two hands, one with 5 cards (the highest hand), the other with 2 cards (the second highest hand). Using poker rankings, the highest hand must rank higher than the other. Both the player’s hands must beat both the dealer’s hands to win even money (less 5% bank commission). If only one hand wins, there is a stand off. If neither hand wins, the player loses.

If the player’s hand has the same rank as the dealer’s (called a copy hand), the dealer wins.

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