Deuce-to-Seven Single Draw is a lowball type of Five-Card Draw with the lowest hand winning the pot. This game is sometimes referred to as Kansas City Lowball. Unlike hands in other lowball games, in Deuce-to-Seven Single Draw straights and flushes count as high hands, and aces are considered high. Thus the nut hand in this game is 2; 3; 4; 5; 7 (with various suits), hence the name of the game. Therefore, A; 5; 4; 3; 2 is not considered a straight.
Deuce to Seven single draw is dealt as a 6 players max game. Deuce to Seven lowball commences with first two players to the dealer’s left side posting the blind bets. Once these mandatory bets have been posted each person gets 5 dark cards and the first bettings occurs.
The first player after the big blind has the right to fold his hand, call the last bet, or raise the last bet. The choice of checking isn’t allowed in the initial betting round. Action proceeds in a clockwise order around the poker table until the betting is complete. The betting round ends when the players have either called or folded for the highest bet. The players enter the drawing round.
At this point remaining players have the opportunity to discard any unwanted cards from their hands during the draw and have them replaced with new cards. Starting with the player nearest to the left of the dealer, the player declares how many cards he would like to throw away from his combination and receives new ones in return. The purpose in this action is to improve player hand, by saving cards that have the potential to build the strongest combination, and discarding cards that don’t.
Once all players have the new cards, a final round of betting occurs with the 1st remaining player to the dealer’s left side, who may opt to bet, check (if no bets are posted) or fold. The betting round continues until all players in the hand have either checked, folded, or called the current bet.
When all bets have been settled, all the remaining persons who have not folded go to showdown. Beginning with the first player to the dealer’s left who is still end the game, players demonstrate their hands or muck and the player with the strongest five-card 2-7 combination wins the money. In the event that two or more persons have equally ranked 5-card poker combination, the pot is split between these players.