Gambling

How Do You Play 2-Card Poker?

In Newtown Casino in Malaysia, there are plenty of variations of poker games that you can find. There is the ever-popular Texas Hold’Em, Pai Gow, and many other variations. Although they are pretty good and they are quite popular, one cannot deny that playing these games requires a lot of time- something that not a lot of players have. As the saying goes, “time is money”.

What if you want to play poker but you just do not have a lot of time to sink in because you still want to play the other games that the casino has to offer? Well, do not worry because you can play 2-card poker.

This particular game is another variation of poker and it is fast-action- guaranteed to make your heart pumping as the game progresses.

The name of the game is actually quite misleading due to the fact that you are given four cards from the start. But, you cannot call it 4-card poker since the game already exists, so we would have to settle with its current moniker.

In this article, I will tell you how to play this particular variation of poker so that you won’t look like an absolute chump when you enter the casino.


Basic Instructions

Playing this game is actually quite easy. The dealer will use a standard deck of cards (52 cards in total and without a joker card or any wildcard).

The dealer will give each player four cards face down. You cannot see the cards until you place an ante wager. The premise of the game is that every player will battle against the dealer to settle all of the bet and ante wagers.

Once the initial bets are made, all of the players are given the option of either folding their hand or choosing two (of the four) cards to play- placing an additional bet that is equal to their original ante wager.

You should know that all of the bets and ante wagers pay even money. Moreover, the dealer should also have a Jack-High Flush combo before they will pay both the ante wager and the bet. Otherwise, you will only receive the ante wager.

If you are all confused about the mechanics, just think about 3-card poker as it is essentially almost the same. Like the aforementioned type of poker game, you can place additional wagers in the form of a 2 or 4-card bonus. But before you can do that, you have to know what beats what in the game.

Bonus Wagers

Players are given the option to place a bonus wager on top of the two cards, as well as the cards of both the player and the dealer.
Take note that all of the bonus wagers are paid regardless of whether the player wins the ante and bet wagers and regardless of whether the dealer qualifies based on the cards on their hand.

If the dealer qualifies, you can lose both the ante and bet wagers but you can still win the card bonuses (or any of the aforementioned combination of bets).