Poker variants: Draw Poker

In Draw Poker games, players have an opportunity to improve their hand by discarding some cards and obtaining replacements from the dealer, normally with betting rounds before and after the draw. For over 100 years, from the mid 19th century to the late 20th, Five Card Draw was regarded as the classic poker game, and for many players it the first and often only version that they knew.

The index below includes both traditional draw poker variants and invented variants (listed in italics). The game types column shows other categories to which some games also belong. See also the full index of poker variants, which includes an explanation of the categories.

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VariantGame type
3-2-1 draw match
5 Card Double Draw High-Low draw high/low
5 Card Draw Deuces Wild draw wild
5 Card Draw Poker draw
5 Card Draw with a Bug draw wild
5 Card Open Draw (sequential) draw
5 Card Open Draw (simple) draw
5s draw buy
6 Card Draw (1) draw
6 Card Draw (2) draw
7 Card Draw draw
43 draw shared high/low split
Ace-To-Five Lowball [= California Lowball] draw low wild
Ace-To-Six Lowball (Draw) draw low
All for One and One for All draw
Assassin draw
Auction Flop Poker draw buy
Badugi draw low
Billy Baxter Lowball [= Kansas City Lowball] draw low
Blue Beacon draw shared
Bounce Back draw
Box draw shared high/low split
California Draw Poker [= Five Card Draw Poker] draw
California Lowball draw low wild
Cowboy, Cowgirl, Cowpattie draw high/low split match
Crazy 4 of Spades draw wild
Deuce-To-Seven Lowball [= Kansas City Lowball] draw low
Double Draw draw low
Five Card Draw Deuces Wild draw wild
Five Card Draw Poker draw
Five Card Draw with a Bug draw wild
Five-card Double Draw High-Low draw high/low
Five-card Open Draw (sequential) draw
Five-card Open Draw (simple) draw
Fives draw buy
Forty-Three draw shared high/low split
Freak of Nature draw wild
High Card Poker draw other
High-Die draw wild
Hollywood Hold'em draw shared
Island Pineapple draw shared wild
Italian Poker draw
Jackpot draw
Jacks Back (5 Card Draw) draw high/low wild
Jacks or Better (5 Card Draw) draw
Kansas City Lowball draw low
Low Die draw wild
Lowball (Draw) draw low
Off Suit Lowball [= Badugi] draw low
Palace Poker draw stud
Poker all'italiana [= Italian Poker] draw
Psycho draw stud high/low split
Seven Card Draw draw
Six Card Draw (1) draw
Six Card Draw (2) draw
Spit in the Ocean draw shared wild
Strip Poker draw
Sviten Special draw shared
Three-Two-One draw match
Trees draw pass
Triple Draw draw low
Trips to Win (5 Card Draw) draw
Türk pokeri [= Turkish Poker] draw
Turkish Poker draw
Uncle Bob's Left Nut draw wild