We will teach you the rules for playing the card game jackpot. These rules are adjusted for playing for money and with 2 to 5 players.
Dropped card value
To start off, the participants must agree on the dropped card value. It tells each player what a discarded card is worth. When the value is agreed on, shuffle the deck and deal 5 cards to every player.
Dropping the cards
Decide which cards you are going to keep and which ones you are going to discard. The dealer will go around and ask participants whether they are dropping cards. You may drop a maximum of three cards.
The dealer will put them in a pile and you must put your total dropped card value on the center of the table. Then, you will receive the number of cards you traded in from the dealer. You can drop cards up to three times. The more cards are traded, the more the jackpot is worth. You need to be strategic with your money.
Flipping the cards
When everyone is finished, the dealer calls “flip”. The players must flip their cards for everyone to see. The person with the highest hand is the winner of the jackpot.
The hands are as follows, from highest to lowest:
Royal family – A king, queen, jack, ace and 10 in the same suit
Royal kingdom – four kings, queens or jacks and an ace in the same suit
Aced – four aces and one any other card
Follow-up – five cards in order and in the same suit
Strait – five cards in the same suit
Four of a kind – four cards of the same number
Hat trick – three cards of the same number
Multiple doubles – two pairs of cards
Trio – three cards in the same suit
Doubles – one pair of cards
In case of a draw in highest hands, each player removes a card from the deck and the higher one wins.