How to Play 3-5-7 Guts
3-5-7 is a version of Guts Poker. If you’re not familiar with how to play Guts or the betting structure of this game we advise you to lean that first. This is one of the few games that can cost a player plenty of money since it’s a match pot game. In this version, the smallest hand will pay the highest hand and to win the entire pot, a player has be the only player to call “Guts” or played the hand five times consecutively. In 3-5-7 Guts, there are a total of three hands played per round. There are no betting rounds in Guts poker games which is why the ante should be a fixed amount above the normal betting amount.
Things to Remember
In 3-5-7 Guts Poker you’ll be playing three hands per round. At the end of each round, the players who “Gutted” will show each other their hands to determined who has the highest and lowest three card hand. Do not show the players who didn’t drop your hands.
There are three wild cards in 3-5-7. 3’s will be wild in the first round, 5’s wild in the second and 7’s are wild in the third round.
How to Play 3-5-7 Guts Poker
Each player is required to ante. The dealer will then deal each player three cards down. Each player will look at their hand and decide if they are “In” or “Out”. To stay in the game place a chip in the palm of your hand and hold your fist across the table. A player who doesn’t want to play the hand will have an empty fist. Once all of the players have reached a decision on whether they will play the hand or not, a drop takes place whereby each player will open their hand, and those with chips will of course play against each other.
Players who are left in the game will reveal their hand ONLY to the players who stayed in the hand. The player with the lowest three card poker hand will pay the player with the highest three card poker hand an amount equivalent to the pot. The chips in the pot are to remain in the middle and will not go to the winner.
Five Card Guts Hand
Once you’ve completed the three card hand, each player will ante again and the dealer will deal each player an additional two cards. The same step will continue in round 2, whereby each player will determine whether they want in or out. Once everyone’s hands are in the middle, the dealer will instruct the players to drop. The players who “Gutted” will reveal their cards only to the other players still in the hand. The player with the lowest five card poker hand will pay the player with the highest five card poker hand with an amount matching to the total of the pot. Again, the actual pot is to remain in the middle.
The Seven-Card Hand
Each player antes again and the dealer will deal an additional two cards to each player. Players will once again decide if they want in or out by placing a chip in their hand. Once everyone has had time to do this, the dealer will instruct everyone to open their hands and drop. Only the players with chips in their hands will play. The lowest five card poker hand in this round will pay the highest five card hand an amount equivalent to the pot value.
The game continues until a player has won five hands consecutively or a player has “Guts”.
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