How to Play Elevator Poker
Elevator is a stud based poker game which revolves around using community cards. The game normally doesn’t make use of any wild cards however this can be optional and left for the dealer to decide before the game starts. Similar to Omaha Poker, Elevator Poker requires players to use two of their hole cards and three community cards to complete their hand. This game can be played with as many as 6 – 10 players.
Rules for Dealer’s Choice Game Elevator Poker
To begin the game each player is forced to ante. Once done, the dealer will give each player four cards, two dealt face down and two cards face up. After the deal is complete a betting round will begin with the player to the immediate left of the dealer.
The dealer will follow the betting round by dealing seven cards into the middle of the table. These are the community cards and will form the letter H. To do this deal six cards into two separate columns horizontally with the 7th card placed in the middle in a vertical position.
The dealer will flip the first card in the letter H. The first card is to be chosen by random but cannot be the card placed in the center of the formation.
Once this card has been flipped, a second betting round will take place starting with the player who has the best three card poker hand, using their two up cards and the first exposed community card.
Continue to expose each card one at a time followed up with a betting round in the same pattern as above. Once all of the six cards have been exposed the dealer can turn over the final card in the center of the H.
Once all of the seven cards are flipped over a final betting round will take place and the player with the best five card poker hand wins the pot. Remember that players must use two of their hole cards and three community cards to complete their hand.
The three community cards can be either the first or second column or from the three cards in the center of the H. You can’t mix and match any of the cards within these rows. They have to be used in that exact format.
If you like this game, you may also enjoy playing Iron Cross which has a similar format and is another community card poker game with twist.
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