A 5 Card Draw Poker game should seat only up to 5 players. There are only few sites that will allow up to six players, but this is rare. A dealer is designated and the two players to the immediate left of the dealer become the small and big blinds, respectively. In a limit game such as $3/6 the small blind will usually be one/third of the small bet, or one dollar. The big blind is then equal to the small bet, or three dollars. In no limit the blinds are set in relation to the buy-in amount or table stakes.
Starting to the left of the dealer each player is dealt five cards face down in a singular, one-at-a-time, style. Each player must then decide to call, raise, or fold their hands. After this is done the remaining players starting to the left of the dealer and moving clockwise may choose to keep all five cards he/she was dealt, known commonly as “standing pat”, or selecting to discard from one to all five of the cards that player is holding. The number of cards a player decides to discard is immediately replaced with an equal number of new card(s) from the deck. After every player has drawn; a round of betting is performed. The remaining players reveal their hands with the best five cards winning the pot.