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Draw Lowball

  1. Noun

    A 5-card draw game in which the traditional hand rankings are reversed so that the low hand wins.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Draw Lowball can be played using a variety of rules to determine the low hand, including counting Aces as high cards or low cards, counting or ignoring flushes, and counting or ignoring straights. Depending on the hand variations selected, the game will be described as Ace-to-Five Draw Lowball, Ace-to-Six Draw Lowball, or Deuce-to-Seven Draw Lowball."

    EXAMPLE: "We were playing Ace-to-Five draw lowball. I made a smooth Seven and it held up on the showdown."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Draw Games

    SYNONYMS: Lowball

    RELATED TERMS: Ace-to-Five Lowball, Ace-to-Six Lowball, California Lowball, Deuce-to-Seven Lowball, Draw, Draw Game, Kansas City Lowball, London Lowball

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