High Card Flush Poker

Rules of Play

  1. A Dealer button will be offered to all eligible Designated Players at the table. High Card Flush is played with a standard 52-card deck of playing cards.
  2. To begin play, each player makes the mandatory Ante wager, and if desired, the optional Bonus wager. All Bonus wagers pay tables will be posted on the table.
  3. The Player and Designated Player each receive seven cards face down.
  4. Hands are evaluated in the following fashion:
    • The first ranking criteria is the greatest number of cards in any one suit. This is referred to as the "maximum flush." For instance, any hand with a maximum four-card Flush beats any hand with a maximum three-card Flush but loses to any hand with a maximum five-card Flush.
    • The second ranking criteria is the standard poker-rankings for Flushes; that is, a hand with a maximum four-card Flush of K-Q-J-T would beat a hand with a maximum four-card Flush of K-Q-J-9, but lose to a hand with a maximum four-card Flush of A-4-3-2.
  5. Each player then decides upon one of the following options:
    • Fold and surrender the Ante.
    • Raise by placing a second bet equal to at least the Ante. The maximum amount of the Raise wager depends on the rank of the player’s hand:
      • With a two-, three- or four-card Flush, the maximum Raise wager is equal to the Ante wager.
      • With a five-card Flush, the maximum Raise wager is double the Ante wager.
      • With a six- or seven-card Flush, the maximum Raise wager is triple the Ante wager.
  6. Once all players have decided, the Designated Player turns over their seven cards and evaluates the hand in a similar fashion as described above.
  7. If the Designated Player doesn’t qualify, and doesn’t have a Straight Flush, dealer will push back the Raise bet.
  8. If the Designated Player has at least a three-card Flush, nine-high, the hand is compared to each other player:
    • All players with a higher-ranking hand win and have their Ante and Raise wagers paid at even money.
    • All players with a lower-ranking hand lose and have their Ante and Raise wagers collected.
    • Players with the exact same ranking hand as the Designated Player push both their Ante and Raise wagers.
    • Any player who made the Bonus wager has their hand evaluated against the Bonus pay table. The Bonus wager is either paid or collected as necessary.
  9. Any discrepancy in the number of cards dealt to a player and/or if the shuffle machine blinks red, it will be considered a dead hand and all cards will be pulled in immediately without the players being allowed to look at their hand.
  10. If a player wishes to contest the results of completed hand, they must do so prior to start of the next hand. The first riffle of the shuffle marks the start of the next hand. If an automatic shuffler is used, the hand begins when the green button is pushed.

Pay Scale

Straight Flush

  • 3 Card Straight Flush 7 to 1
  • 4 Card Straight Flush 60 to 1
  • 5 Card Straight Flush 100 to 1
  • 6 Card Straight Flush 1000 to 1
  • 7 Card Straight Flush 8000 to 1

Flush Bonus

  • 4 Card Flush 1 to 1
  • 5 Card Flush 10 to 1
  • 6 Card Flush 100 to 1
  • 7 Card Flush 300 to 1

Last Updated 12/28/2021 – Please see host for current rules and listing. The rules listed at the host will always be the most current and up to date version of these rules.