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.