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High Card Flush poker | Casino de Montréal

Gradual resumption of activities: Our poker tables are to remain closed until further notice.

Gradual resumption of activities: Our poker tables are to remain closed until further notice.

High Card Flush

Using seven cards, try to obtain a hand with as many cards of the same suit as possible.

  • Max number of players at the table
    6
  • Minimum casino bet
    $15

Good to know

Before playing your first game of High Card Flush, you might benefit from learning about certain notions of the game. These helpful tips and basic rules will give you a sense of what to expect before you get to the casino. Once you are at the table, don’t hesitate to ask the dealer any questions you may have. Helping you understand how the game is played is part of their job.

Taking a seat at the table

High Card Flush tables can be easily identified by their green playing surface.

First, find a spot that isn’t already occupied. Although players are allowed to occupy several spots at the table, they must give up a spot for a new player if there are no other available spots. A special marker is used to indicate spots reserved for players who have temporarily left the table. These spots may be used until the absent player returns.

The initial bet

Place your money on the table. Never hand it to the dealer. The dealer will exchange your money for value chips and you may place your bet in the betting spot indicated on the table before the first card is dealt. Initial bets cannot be made, changed or withdrawn after that point.

You must respect the minimum and maximum limits indicated at the table when placing your bets.

The cards

High Card Flush is played with a 52-card deck. In decreasing order, the value of the cards is Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2. Aces may also be used to make a straight flush (Ace-2-3 to Ace-2-3-4-5-6-7).

The game

The dealer deals seven cards face down to each player in turn, and seven cards to himself, also face down. Players may not show their cards or consult with each other. After examining their cards, players may either raise in accordance with the betting table, or fold.

Betting table

  • An amount equal to the player’s initial bet if the player has two, three or four cards of the same suit

 

  • Once or twice the player’s initial bet if the player has five cards of the same suit

 

  • Once, twice or three times the player’s initial bet if the player has six or seven cards of the same suit

 

Once all players have made their choice and placed their hole cards face down on the table, the dealer reveals his cards. To qualify, the dealer’s seven-card hand must contain at least three cards of the same suit. Note that, should the dealer’s hand contain only three cards of the same suit, the highest ranking of those cards must be a 9 or higher. If the dealer’s hand qualifies, he reveals, in turn, the cards of each player who raised, comparing the rank of each player’s hand to his own. A player may fold before the dealer reveals that player’s hand. In that event, the cards of the concerned player are not revealed to the other players.

The suits

The ranking of High Card Flush hands is determined by the number of cards of the same suit. The hand with the most cards of the same suit wins. When the dealer’s and the player’s seven-card hands have the same number of cards of the same suit, the hand that contains the highest ranked card in the flush will be deemed to outrank the other concerned hand. However, if all the cards are equal in rank, the hands will be deemed identical.

Winning and losing hands

If the dealer’s hand qualifies:

  • If your hand outranks the dealer’s hand, your initial bet and raise win.

  • If the dealer’s hand outranks your hand, you lose your initial bet and raise.

  • If your hand is identical to the dealer’s hand, your initial bet and raise are a push.

 

If the dealer’s hand does not qualify:

  • Your initial bet wins.

  • Your raise is a push.

 

Some games enable you to place additional bets. Ask the dealer about your options.

The text above gives a summary of the main rules regarding High Card Flush. For more detailed information about this game, please consult the complete rules for High Card Flush, available in our casinos. In case of a discrepancy between the rules above and the complete rules, the rules in the By-law prevail.

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