6 Card Poker 1-2-5 rules
6 Card Poker 1-2-5 is a table game with no house edge.
Main Features of Six Card Poker
The player can play on up to four boxes in 6 Card Poker, but an "open" game can only be conducted on one or two boxes. The bet on the second "open" box cannot be more than on the first box. It is possible to bet on the bonus on any box.
The minimum bet and the maximum payout are clearly stated for each game table, and there is no maximum bet. If you play more than one box, the ante amounts cannot be 5 times more or less than each other.
The player has a right to exchange one, two or five cards in 6 Card Poker. Moreover, he can purchase a sixth card. The cost of a purchase or replacement is 1 ANTE. If the purchase or replacement does not improve the player"s hand, he can fold and lose the ANTE.
The dealer qualifies with a pair of 2s or better. If the dealer qualifies, but the player"s combination is higher, the BET is paid according to the standard payout table and the ANTE pays out 1:1. If the dealer doesn"t qualify, the ANTE is paid only.
If the dealer doesn"t qualify, the player may decline the winnings equal to the ANTE and instead replace the dealer"s highest card. The ANTE is removed from the box as a payment for this exchange. If the dealer still doesn"t qualify after the exchange, the ANTE is not returned to the player and is not paid.
Basic Rules of Six Card Poker
Before the cards are dealt in 6 Card Poker, the player chooses which boxes he wants to play on and makes his ANTE. In addition to the basic bet on the box (or instead of it), the player can also make a bonus bet. With this bet, the player is betting that there will be a high poker combination (Three-of-a-Kind or better) in his original hand.
When playing on several boxes, the first two boxes with ANTES are considered "open" and the remaining boxes are "blind". The restrictions associated with a "blind" game are described in paragraph 15. The bet on the second "open" box cannot be more than on the first one. The larger bet is always played first, regardless of it"s position on the table.
Each table indicates the minimum ANTE and the maximum payout on it. The maximum payout on both the basic bet and the bonus bet is the same, and the player can receive the maximum win for both bets at once. The minimum bonus bet is defined by the cheapest chip allowed at the table.
Each box has the following four figures: a circle, a square, an ellipse and a rectangle. The ANTE is placed on the ellipse and the bonus bet is placed on the square. The BET is placed on the rectangle (see paragraphs 8 and 9). A special marker with the number 6 is placed on the circle when the player purchases a 6th card (see paragraph 8).
To make a bet in 6 Card Poker, it is first necessary to choose a chip with the desired face-value. At the beginning of the game, this chip is chosen by default, and the chip with the minimum face-value fixes itself onto the cursor. If the player wants a chip with a different face-value, he can select it by clicking on that chip with the cursor. The player can also use the scroll wheel on his mouse to change the chip"s value. After the chip is selected, the player can place a bet by clicking the mouse on the desired part of the game table and his bet will appear there. Each subsequent click adds another chip of the selected face-value to the bet. If the player wants to remove the last chip from his bet, he can remove the chip fixed onto the cursor by clicking the cursor on any empty part of the game window and then clicking on this bet.
The "Clear" button can be pressed to remove all the bets from the table. If the player wishes to repeat his bets from the previous hand, he can press the "Rebet" button. The "Deal" button will begin the game after all bets have been made.
When dealing, the dealer places his final card face-up. After that, succesive play on boxes begins. The cards on the first box are revealed, after which the result of the bonus bet is determined. The payouts for this bet are given in table 1.
- buy a sixth card (the "Buy" button);
- exchange one, two or five cards (he must first select the unwanted cards with the cursor and then press the "Draw" button);
- raise the bet, i.e. make the BET equal to twice the ANTE (the "Bet" button);
- fold and lose the ANTE (the "Fold" button).
- raise a BET (the "Bet" button);
- fold and lose the ANTE (the "Fold" button).
When the final decision has been made on all the boxes, the dealer reveals his cards. If the dealer qualifies, his combination is compared to the ones on the boxes remaining in the game. If the dealer has a higher combination, the player loses the ANTE and BET. If the player"s combination is equal to the dealer"s one, the game ends in a draw and the ANTE and BET are returned to the player. If the player has the higher combination, the ANTE is paid out 1:1, and the payout for the BET is determined according to table 1.
If the dealer doesn"t qualify in 6 Card Poker, the player can receive his winnings on all boxes by pressing the "Go on" button. In this case all of the ANTES are paid 1:1 and the BETS are not paid. The player may also choose to exchange the dealer"s card. In this case the dealer"s highest card is exchanged and, as a result, he can get a qualifying hand. This exchange is advantageous when the player has a high poker combination because it provides a chance to significantly increase his winnings. To exchange the dealer"s highest card, the player clicks on the ANTE box. After clicking on the box, the chips will darken and will be removed from the box as payment for the exchange after the player clicks "Go on".
After the player has selected all the boxes that he wishes to participate in the exchange, he continues the game by pressing the "Go on" button. Before this button is pressed, it is possible to cancel a request to exchange the dealer"s card by clicking a second time on the ANTE box.
After pressing the "Go on" button, the game on the boxes where there wasn't a request for an exchange then ends. If there was a request for an exchange on any of the boxes, the dealer"s highest card is exchanged. If the dealer"s hand then qualifies, the final results are determined on all boxes remaining in the game. This corresponds to paragraph 10, except for the fact that in this case the ANTE is absent and it has been removed from the table as a payment for the exchange (paragraph 11). If the dealer wins, the player loses only his BET. If the player wins, he will receive the payout for BET, as well as for the ANTE (even though there is no ANTE on the table).
In a "blind" game, the player"s opportunities are limited. He cannot fold, purchase or replace his cards. Raising the bet is obligatory, and the BET is automatically added to the ANTE. As usual, the BET is equal to twice the ANTE.
Cards dealt to "blind" boxes are revealed after the player has made his final decisions on the "open" boxes. As in the "open" game, the player is allowed to:
- make a bonus bet
- exchange the dealer"s highest card.
During the hand, the player can receive promptings that remind him about the game's rules. Players can cancel these promptings using the settings.
For players' convenience, any changes made to the settings will be saved in the parameters of the player's browser. If the player finishes the game session and then opens a new one, his settings will be automatically restored.
Table 1. Payout for the BET and the Bonus Bet in Six Card Poker
|Four of a Kind
|Three of a Kind
As mentioned above, 6 Card Poker 1-2-5 is a game with No House Edge. Please note that the casino doesn"t have any advantage on the ante wager, but it retains its advantage for any bets on the bonus.