Draw is still regarded as the basic game for home play and is recommended for beginners, but serious players are now devoted to various forms of the next development. In fact this home variation of Poker is rarely played in casino and tournament play.
In this Poker variation, each player receives five or even more cards, from which he selects any five as his eventual playing hand. Some of these are dealt face down (= hole cards) for his eyes only, others face up (= upcards) for all to see. There is no draw, but betting intervals follow the deal of successive cards, giving more opportunity for betting and for the application of skill.