How to Play Outhouse
Outhouse is a very unique card game whereby players have four chances at winning the pot. The game is played with a standard deck of 52 playing cards and can be played with as many as 7 players. Similar to Omaha Hi Lo, there are two pots in this game. The first pot is the main pot which is awarded at the end of the hand. The second pot is the side pot which can be won at the end of each round by the player who holds the best two card poker hand. When a bet is made, half of the bet will be placed in the side pot while the other half is placed into the main pot.
Important Note – Flushes don’t count in this game unless a player has a straight flush.
Rules to Play Outhouse Poker
To begin the game each player needs to ante into the pot. Once the antes are in, the dealer will begin to deal each player five cards face down. When the dealer has given each player their third card a round of betting will take place and betting will take place when players receive their 4th and 5th cards.
Once each player has all five cards they will then select 2 of the cards to expose. The player with the best two card poker hand wins the first pot.
The exposed cards go back into the deck and the cards are shuffled again for the next round.
Each player will receive an additional three cards dealt face down with a betting round in between each card dealt. The bets during this round are split between the two pots. At this point, each player should have a total of six cards face down.
Once again players will select two of their cards from their hand and expose them to show the best two card poker hand. The winner will again receive the side pot which is now the smaller of the two pots since the “Main” should have bets from both rounds.
The dealer will now give each player three cards face down with a betting round in between and bets divided between the two pots. Players will again choose two of their cards to expose and the winner of the best two card hand will win the third side pot. The remaining five cards will be exposed and the player with the best five card poker hand will win the main pot. Remember, common flushes don’t count as a hand in this game.
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