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Crazy 4 Poker is a poker variant table game. The objective of the game is to have a higher ranking hand than the dealer.

How to Play Crazy 4 Poker

There are four betting positions on the layout: Ante, Super Bonus, Queens Up, and Play. The ante and super bonus are mandatory wagers and must be of equal amounts. The queens up is optional in which any amount within table limits can be bet, subject to house rules. The dealer gives each player and his or herself five cards face down.

Players’ must then decide to play or fold depending on the strength of their hand. When folding, the player forfeits all bets. If the player decides to play, s/he must place an additional play wager equal to the ante.When the player has a pair of aces or better, s/he has the option to raise up to three times the ante, if not, the bet amount must equal the ante.

The dealer then reveals his/her hand and compares it to all player hands. The dealer must have at least a king or better to qualify. If the dealer does not qualify all players that wagered win even money on the play bet and the ante pushes. When a player beats a dealer’s qualifying hand the player(s) win even money on the ante and play. If the dealer qualifies and his/her hand beats the players’ they lose both wagers.

The super bonus bet wins when a player has a straight or better. It pushes when a player has less than a straight, if the dealer does not qualify or if the player beats the dealer with less than a straight. If a player loses to the dealer, the super bonus payout is still paid according to the following table:

Super Bonus Pay Table

Straight.               1 to1

Flush.                   1.5 to 1

3 of a Kind.           2 to 1

Straight Flush.      15/1

Four 2 - K.            30 to 1

Four Aces.            200 to 1

The optional Queens Up wager pays the following regardless of the dealer’s hand:

Pair of Queens or Better.       1 to 1

2 Pair                                      2 to 1

Straight                                   3 to 1

Flush                                       4 to 1

3 of a Kind                               9 to 1

Straight Flush.                         30 to 1

4 of a Kind                               50 to 1

Pay tables may vary between jurisdictions.

Strategy

A simple strategy when playing Crazy 4 Poker is to make a small raise with a Q-8-4 or higher, make a large raise with a pair of Aces or higher, and fold all other hands.

The house edge is about 3.4%.

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