Russian Poker

About Game

Beginning of the game:

The goal of the games is to get a higher poker hand than the dealer. Player can play either on one box, or on several. There is maximum 4 boxes on Russian Poker table.

To start the game, players must make bet ANTE. If the player wants to play also on BONUS, then this bet must be made before dealer has closed the bets. The dealer will deal five cards to each player and for the dealer. The cards will be dealt face-down to the players, while the last card for the dealer will be face-up. Player makes decision to continue or not to continue the game. If player wants to continue the game, then he must place his cards face-down on box and on them must place bet two times higher than ANTE. If the player does not want to continue the game and does not place BET, then ANTE bet is lost, if there was BONUS bet, then it is lost also, and cards are placed in discard holder.

Change and purchase of the cards.

Player can choose to change 1, 2, 3, 4, or all 5 cards or to buy 1 additional card. At one hand there is one action - change or buy. To buy 1 card or change 1-5 cards player must pay for it amount equal ANTE bet and in case of changing cards, changed cards must be placed next to ANTE box. If the player wants to change or buy sixth card, he must warn dealer about BONUS combination before these actions. It is paid before change or buying of the cards according to the BONUS payout table.

After changing or buying cards player must consider his cards and decide whether he doubles his initial ANTE bet (placing chips on the BET box) and continue to play or fold by losing the ANTE bet.


If player has combination ''Three of a kind'' or higher he has an option to insure his combination against probability that dealer will not have game. Insurance bet must be placed at the left side of ANTE box. Minimum insurance can be equal with ANTE bet and maximum - equal half of possible payout. If player have two combinations both combinations can be insured with condition that at least one of them is three of kind or higher.

  • If dealer have no game, then insurance is paid 1:1.
  • If dealer has game with higher combination than player’s combination insurance is returned. Insurance also is returned if player and dealer have the same combination.
  • If dealer has smaller game than the player, the insurance is lost.


Combinations of the game is made by five cards and they are ordered from weakest to highest according to payout tableIf dealer has game Ace/King or higher, his combination is compared with players combination. If player’s combination is smaller than dealers, then player lose ANTE and BET. If player’s combination is higher, then dealer pay BET according payout table:

  • Ace/King 1:1
  • One pair 1:1
  • Two pairs 2:1
  • Three of a kind 3:1
  • Straight 4:1
  • Flush 5:1
  • Full house 7:1
  • Four of a kind 20:1
  • Straight Flush 50:1
  • Royal Flush 100:1
Additional info

In this poker there is an option of double combination - with condition that in second combination there is at least one card that is not in first combination.  With first combination is considered highest combination according to the table. For example:

Ace-Ace-7-7-King: Two pairs (Ace-Ace+7-7) +Ace-King payout 2: 1 and 1:1.

Ace-Ace-Ace-Ace-9-3: Four of kind payout 20:1. This combination cannot be counted as Four of a Kind (Ace-Ace-Ace-Ace) + Three of a Kind (Ace-Ace-Ace), because all the second combination cards makes also the first combination.

If players cards make 2 combinations and highest from both is higher than dealer’s combination, then both player’s combinations are paid. In one hand on one box are paid only two highest combinations.

Buying of the game for the dealer.

If dealer’s cards do not make any of the combinations from payout table, then he moves forward his highest card offering players to choose:

  • receive ANTE bet with payout 1:1
  • or buy game for dealer by an equivalent amount with ANTE bet.

If player (players) wants to buy game for dealer, dealer changes his oldest card for next card from the card deck. If next card is equal with changed card and does not make combination, dealer changes the card again for free until:

  • new card makes a combination
  • new card is different kind and value and does not make combination.

If dealer after buying the card gets game with Ace/King or higher, his combination is compared with player’s combination. If dealer has no combination after buying the card, player does not get payout.

In Russian poker there is an option to play Progressive Jackpot.

General rules

  1. Player has to hold all his cards above the table.
  2. Player is forbidden to disclose information about his cards to other players, also show his cards or look at other player’s cards and swap cards between players.
  3. Players can communicate between themselves in Latvian, Russian or English, communication in other languages is forbidden.
  4. After making an answer cards cannot be touched.
  5. Leaving table with cards of the table is forbidden.
  6. Table minimum and maximum bet is shown on screen at the table.
  7. In case of dispute of the rules of the game casino management’s decision is final.

Game details

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