Crazy 4 Poker uses a standard 52 card deck. The game features head to head play against the Designated Player (“DP”) and two bonus bets, one mandatory, the other optional. The player and DP will make the best four card poker hand out of five cards. Since only four cards are used to make a poker hand, a four card straight is a straight; a four-card flush is a flush; and a four-card straight flush is a straight flush.
Hands are ranked from highest to lowest as follows:
Note: Ace is high except in 4-3-2-Ace sequence.
ANTE and SUPER BONUS are forced bets.
The mandatory ANTE and SUPER BONUS bets facilitate head to head play against the DP and must be equal wagers.
To begin the game, players place two equal wagers: an ANTE wager and a SUPER BONUS wager. After looking at their four-card hand (5 Cards), players may either fold forfeiting all wagers placed or they may stay in the game by making the PLAY wager.
The PLAY wager must equal the ANTE wager, unless the player has a pair of Aces or better. With a pair of Aces or better, the Player may bet up to three times the ANTE. (1x, 2x OR 3X).
* The DP qualifies with King-high or better. If DP does not qualify, DP mucks their hand.
Player folds – ANTE, SUPER BONUS, and QUEENS UP wagers lose.
DP does not qualify* - PLAY wins 1 to 1; ANTE pushes; SUPER BONUS pays according to pay table; QUEENS UP pays if Player’s hand is a pair of Queens or better and loses if it is not.
Player beats DP’s qualifying hand - PLAY and ANTE win 1 to 1, SUPER BONUS pays according to pay table; QUEENS UP pays if Player’s hand is a pair of Queens or better and loses if it is not.
Player loses to DP’s qualifying hand – PLAY, ANTE and SUPER BONUS loses, and QUEENS UP pushes if Player’s hand is a pair of Queens or better and loses if it is not.
Player ties DPs qualifying hand – PLAY, ANTE, and SUPER BONUS push and QUEENS UP pushes if player’s hand is pair of Queens or better and loses if not.
The SUPER BONUS wins when the player gets a straight or better and beats the dealer. However, failure to get at least a straight does not result in an automatic loss of the SUPER BONUS. This bet pushes when the player gets less than a straight if DP does not qualify, Player beats or ties the DP’s hand.
While the ANTE and SUPER BONUS wagers are mandatory, the QUEENS UP bet is optional. However, players may make the QUEENS UP wager for any amount within the posted table limits. Players may bet more or less on the QUEENS UP bet than they bet on the ANTE and SUPER BONUS.
The QUEENS UP bonus bet wins when the player beats the DP’s hand by receives a pair of Queens or better based on the pay table. The bet loses when the player fails to get at least a pair of Queens.
The QUEENS UP bet also wins when the DP does not qualify and the Player’s hand matches one of the hands on the pay table. In the event the Player ties the DP’s hand but their hand matches one of the hands on the pay table, the QUEENS UP bet will result in a push/tie.
In the event the Player loses to the DP’s hand but their hand matches one of the hands on the pay table, the QUEENS UP bet will result in a push/tie.
Player may only look at the hand revealed first by the dealer.
Multiple hands must be played blind and Player must call the PLAY bet 1x before cards are dealt.
A player’s hand – the group of cards dealt to a player within a particular game – will be considered dead, and the player’s wager will be returned and not considered for purposes of the house rake, if at any time the designated player does not have sufficient funds to cover a player’s wager. The players’ hands are only compared to the designated player’s hand, and not to any other hand.
Charge to each player for participating in the game:
The House may impose the House rake in the following fashion: (i) upon all payers uniformly, (ii) upon all players uniformly and not upon the Designated Player, or (iii) upon the Designated Player only and not upon any other player; provided that the method and amounts for the House Rake are clearly disclosed at the table.