Whenever you mention gambling to a person, more often than not the first game that will pop into their head is poker. Whether they actually enjoy playing it or are just accustomed to it from popular media, poker is without a doubt one of the most popular gambling games out there. Its interesting combination of luck and skill keeps attracting thousands of players every year into its clutches.
Two Card Joker Poker is a poker-based game which has emerged recently in the gambling world but is quickly making a game for itself. It is very similar to Three Card Poker, except a regular deck of cards with two jokers is used, each hand consisting of only two cards.
- The game requires a 54-card deck to be used, which includes two jokers. These jokers can only be used to complete a pair.
- Player has to make an Ante and/or Pair Up bet before the game can properly start.
- The dealer will give each player and himself 2 cards. Players can then examine their hands while the dealer’s card will remain face down.
- If the player made the Ante bet, he has to fold or call.
- If he folds, the player forfeits his Ante wager.
- If he calls, the player must make a Call bet which will be exactly equal to his Ante bet.
- At this time the dealer reveals his cards.
- The dealer requires a Queen high or better in his hand in order to qualify.
- In case the dealer does not qualify, the player wins even money on the Ante bet.
- If he qualifies, the dealer’s hand is then compared to the player’s hand according to the hand ranking chart which is always shown around the poker table. The higher hand will then win.
- When the dealer has the higher hand, the Ante and Call bets lose.
- If the dealer has an identical hand, the Ante and Call bets push.
- When the player has the higher hand, the Ante bet pays even money and the Call bet will pay according to the pay table below.
- The Pair Up bet will pay based on the rank of the player’s hand, according to the Pair Up pay table.
Call bet Pay Table
- Pair of Joker – 8 to 1
- Royal Flush – 5 to 1
- Straight Flush – 3 to 1
- All other – 1 to 1
The strategy for the ante bet is very simple. You just have to raise with Queen-Five or better and fold with Queen-Four or lower. Doing this will guarantee a decent play session if you make all the right plays. You can look up tables which present all the odds for each and every hand you could have. Statistically two Jokers is the best hand you could wish for in this poker variant. Keep all of these tips in mind when trying out this game and you will most likely have a good time.