This game is similar to a poker game but it is different in terms of few rules and regulations. It makes use of double-six sets of dominoes. The game is played between maximum 3-4 players. Maximum 20 tiles are used and out of them, 5 are used in domino poker.
Rules are almost similar to all the poker games. Prior to playing a game, a small amount of money is put in a pot that is what called as “pot betting”. Here pot is placed in the centre and the players are supposed to place the desired amount in that pot. The one who wins the game will get the entire amount present in that pot.
The hands are then dealt and maximum 5 tiles are uses no matter how many players are participating in the game. And rest 15 tiles are faced downward.
The play is similar to the straight poker and it rotates towards left. The game begins with the eldest hand. The players may do one of the following acts to stay in game-
This is the initial step done if one is not interested in adding money to the pot. Done in the first round when nobody has placed a bet yet. Thus check has to be made in initial rounds.
2)The fold is to drop the game and when one does this he/she may lose the chance of winning. Then a player loses its claim on the pot.
3)Bet- this is the most thrilling part of the game. To place a bet is a most awaited part of the game. This is even done in initial rounds when no one has placed the bet yet.
4)Call- when a point is reached when everyone who has not folded has placed the equal amount of money.
When another bet is raised or placed that is when extra money is added to the pot then the player needs to announce it. These are the basics of domino poker.
The scoring is done when all the hands are exposed and highest rank will win the pot. Thus ranking is done accordingly. The hands are ranked from highest to lowest.