Crazy 4 Poker is a variant of Poker which was invented by Roger Snow in 2004 and gained quite a lot of popularity over the years. The game is still played today and you can find it in plenty of casinos all across the world.
- To start things off the player has to make equal bets on the Ante and Super Bonus. There is also a side bet called Queens Up on which he can bet.
- Both the players and the dealer will each receive five cards.
- Now the players get to choose if they want to fold or raise.
- If a player chooses to fold he will forfeit his cards and all of the bets that he already made.
- The Raise bet can be up to three times the Ante bet if the player has at least a pair of aces. In any other case, the Raise bet has to be exactly equal to the Ante bet.
- Players will now have to make their best four-card poker hand and then discard the fifth card.
- Here is a ranking of hands from high to low:
- Four of a Kind
- Straight Flush
- Three of a Kind
- Two Pair
- Four singletons
- When all of these decisions have been made, the dealer will then turn over his cards and will select the best four out of the five.
- The player will compare his hand to that of the dealer and the higher hand will win.
- For the purposes of the Ante bet alone, the dealer has to have at least a King high in order to open.
- The Ante bet will pay like this:
- Dealer doesn’t open: Ante pushes.
- Dealer opens and the player wins: Ante wins.
- Dealer opens and ties: Ante pushes.
- Dealer opens and then wins: Ante loses.
- The Raise bet will pay like this:
- Player Wins: Raise wins.
- Tie: Raise pushes.
- Dealer wins: Raise loses.
- And last but not least the Super Bonus bet will pay like this:
- Player has a straight or higher (you don’t necessarily have to beat the dealer): Super Bonus will win according to the pay table situated below.
- Player has something smaller than a straight and wins or pushes: Super Bonus pushes.
- Player has less than a straight and loses: Super Bonus loses.
Super Bonus Pay Table
- Four Aces – Pays 200 to 1
- Four 2-K – Pays 30 to 1
- Straight Flush – Pays 15 to 1
- Three of a Kind – Pays 2 to 1
- Flush – Pays 1.5 to 1
- Straight – Pays 1 to 1
The optimal strategy can be kind of complicated to memorize but you can follow these three easy steps to make sure things will go smoothly:
- Make a large raise when allowed (with a pair of aces or higher).
- Make a small raise with K-Q-8-4 or higher.
- Fold all other hands.