GEGA 3061, 2125
Mexican Poker is similar to 5-card stud and is played with a standard 52 deck “stripped” to 41 cards. The 8’s, 9’s, and 10’s are removed, the Joker remains. Mexican Poker is played on a industry standard poker-style table with a minimum of two and maximum of seven players.
To receive a hand, each player posts a collection when required. The cards are dealt clockwise, beginning to the left of the dealer button. The dealer button rotates clockwise after each hand is complete.
Each player receives a total of 5 cards, of which 1 card must be face down. After the first two cards are dealt (1 up and 1 down), a betting round begins with the high card clockwise of the dealer button, making a forced opening bet to start the action. After the betting is complete, the players may expose, if they wish, their down card. This action must be complete prior to the deal of the third card which may be delivered up or down depending on whether or not previously dealt down cards have been opened. When the third card has been delivered, betting then occurs.
The fourth and fifth cards are then dealt and played according to the same format. The player with the highest-ranking hand wins the pot.