Deuce-Seven Game

Skors3Skors3 Red Chipper Posts: 666 ✭✭✭
We're considering incorporating the Deuce-Seven game into our monthly family home game. However, none of us have actually played it before.

For those in the know, is it simply just winning with 72 and you get paid?

Or are there any rules?

Does the whole table have to play? Do you need to see a flop? Anything I may be missing?

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  • porterporter Red Chipper Posts: 308 ✭✭✭
    Skors3 wrote: »
    We're considering incorporating the Deuce-Seven game into our monthly family home game. However, none of us have actually played it before.

    For those in the know, is it simply just winning with 72 and you get paid?

    Or are there any rules?

    Does the whole table have to play? Do you need to see a flop? Anything I may be missing?

    I'm curious, if no one has ever played it then what inspired the desire to incorporate it?

    I've played in a couple casino games with the 72 game and did not find it effective at inducing action. I've seen winner-must-show work sometimes but I think adding a third blind is best. (Sorry, I'm answering a question you didn't even ask.)

    In my experience, anyone that wins a pot with 72 must show and then gets paid the bounty by all players participating (it's not necessary that everyone agree but that makes things easier). No flop necessary. You need to specify what the bounty is per player to be paid to the winner. Be careful not to make it too high relative to stacks.
  • kageykagey Red Chipper, KINGOFTAGS Posts: 2,241 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What porter said:
    basically, X # of players all decide to pay $X to anyone who wins the pot with 72.

    when you've got aggressive players at the table - it ramps up the aggression.
    and now, you can't really play tight... because now the job of the other players is prevent anyone from playing 72 to win the pot.
    a lot of guys end up playing it like AA - with gross overbets which gets everyone to fold... and then they collect the blinds and "bounty."
    in our 2/5 game, the bounties have been around $25.
    in 1/3, anywhere from $10 to $20.

    It can really create some crazy action... and cause people to defend with an abnormally wide range... so it can create a more "gambly" table... and take you off your game of playing smart or being able to correctly range opponents.

    No the whole table doesn't have to play.
    Only those agreeing to pay bounties are entitled to collect.
    No flop necessary.
    Basically, if you rake the pot and show 72, other players must pay.
    Typically, there's no limit to the amount of times bounties can be collected.
    And if someone calls with 72 and flops 22K and wins the pot... it counts.
    You don't have to be bluffing to win. If you flop 2-pair, trips or a boat... you get the bounty.
  • Skors3Skors3 Red Chipper Posts: 666 ✭✭✭
    porter wrote: »
    Skors3 wrote: »
    I'm curious, if no one has ever played it then what inspired the desire to incorporate it?

    A few of us have heard of it. We just decided we were going to try it. But I wanted to make sure I was completely clear on how it works even though it seems fairly simple.

    I do like the idea of having to show one card. I'll suggest that too or for another time.

    It's a small game with some non gambly family members. A third blind wouldn't go over well do to buy in limits. I did introduce the straddle which was greatly fought. For a while. Now more of them are trying it which is great. I keep getting the speech "this is stupid. Why would I do it?" Then they do.

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