Online Razz Poker Rules

When you are in Vegas or at the online casino, you will surely see that each of them has lots and lots of variations of online casinos, lots of blackjack games and amazing number of poker tables. You can find info on them at different poker or blackjack books and choose the casino at game slots listings. Razz Poker is the variation of stud poker games and Razz poker rules are very similar to the rules of Seven Card Stud Poker. The main difference is that the objective of Razz is to make the lowest five card hand out of seven dealt to each player. The flushes and straights have no ranking in this game and the Aces are always low. The best hand in Razz Poker is considered to be 5, 4, 3, 2 and Ace, which is also called “wheel” or “bicycle”.


As it has been mentioned the Razz poker rules are similar to the Seven Card Stud. As a rule, it is played with a limit betting structure which means that there is a fixed betting amount in every round. First the players make the Ante bets and are dealt three cards, two face down and one face up. The face up card is called "door card" and the player with the highest door card is to “bring in”, to make the first bet the size of which is one third to half of the regular bet.  If two players have the door cards of the same rank the player’s hand for bring in is determined by the suit. The suits from highest to lowest are: spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs. When the first betting round is completed the player who hasn’t folded is dealt one more card face up. The next betting round begins with the lowest hand showing. Then the cards are dealt like in Seven Card Poker. When the last seventh card is dealt face down the betting is opened by the player who started the action after the sixth card.  Finally the cards are revealed and the winner is determined by the lowest hand.