The game of 5 card draw Anaconda poker is better known as “pass the trash”. It is a variation of 5 card draw games and it also has a stud counter part. This is not a game you will find in a casino but is mostly played by families. This poker game will benefit those players who have very good memory.
In the game of 5 card draw Anaconda, the antes are 10% of the lower end of the betting limit i.e. they are at 10% of what you would bet on the low end of the scale. So, if you were playing in a game where 10.00 was the low end, you would ante up 1.00 each hand.
The game is played with a standard deck of 52 cards and play begins to the left of the dealer and continues clockwise. You get five face down cards. Now this is where the twist comes in; each player gets to choose 3 of their cards to pass to the player on their immediate left. Now the betting begins. You can bet, check, raise or fold like always at this point.
After the first round of betting the players pass two cards to the left and the betting starts again. Now, the players get to pass one last time, this is the one card pass. The final betting begins leading to the showdown.
The rules are the key to this game. Moreover, being able to remember the cards that you passed previously will give you an idea as to how you should bet. The player with the best poker hand wins the pot. This game is only played in a very few casinos online & offline. There are also alternatives in the showdown aspect of the game. Some people reveal the hands one card at a time allowing the player to bet more and thus increasing the pot.