It is important to differentiate stud poker from what is draw poker? Many people happen to confuse between stud poker and draw poker games. This might be because of the common five card draw getting confused and misleading with a five card stud which are evolutionary variants of five card stud draw.
The one main thing that differentiates draw poker between community card games and stud games is the replacement. And also, the way in which the cards are dealt in draw games.
The highlight of draw poker games from other games can be given as:-
• In draw poker the cards for the players are fully dealt before the betting round. Or to be specific, if there is an ante, following the ante all the five cards are dealt in full to each player and after that the betting round follows.
• There is no betting round for each card dealt to the players.
• However, in draw poker, the betting round begins immediately after the players see the whole of their cards. Mostly all cards are dealt face down.
• The chance for the pot to grow in draw poker games increases in the replacement round.
• Following the betting round after the dealing, the players request replacement for X number of cards and the dealer gives them replacement cards for each card they discard.
• The discarded card is not used in the game any further.
Draw poker variations apply in terms of replacement too:-
• Some casinos and sites have restrictions in the number of cards that can be replaced.
• Traditionally, it was possible for players to have even all the cards replaced from the remaining deck that is undistributed.
• Some casinos require that a player can replace only one card.
• Some allow drawing of up to 5 cards of the player shows that he has Ace in his hand
• In some draw poker games, the clubs allow N number of replacements with paying some stakes to the pot for each draw.
• After the said number of replacements is over showdown occurs.
There are variations of draw poker games named behind the number of draws like triple draw, double draw and multiple draw etcetera.
Variations operate as high hand winning, low hand winning, high-low winning etcetera.
Variations also apply as limit, no limit, pot limit and spread limit.