A poker variation in which players receive 2 downcards that may be used individually and 5 face-up cards that are shared among all players. Players combine any number of their personal cards with the shared cards to make the highest 5-card hand according to standard hand rankings.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This game is typically played using two blinds rather than an ante, including a Big Blind equal to the lower portion of the betting limits and a Small Blind typically equal to half of that amount.
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APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games
RELATED TERMS: Big Blind, Blind, Community Cards, Flop, Flop Game, Omaha, Pocket Cards, River, Small Blind, Turn