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Rather than compete with the other players at the table, Novelty poker games pit you against the dealer or a pay table. Some of the rules and pay tables may vary slightly by casino, but each game has its own unique spin on the poker classics.

The number “4” with a jester hat has four cards, each from a different suit.

Crazy 4 Poker

The phrase “less is more” doesn’t usually apply to the casino, but in Crazy 4 Poker, the goal is to win by throwing away one of five cards. Ready? Let’s go!

Object of the Game

Win the pot by making the best four-card poker hand possible by discarding one of five cards. Players compete against the dealer, not one another.


Like all card games, there’s no way to predict which card will turn up next in a game of Crazy 4 Poker. Even the most skilled players know a win is never guaranteed. The good news is, it’s the unpredictability that keeps things exciting.

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A hand peels two cards up to reveal a pair of Aces.

While you can’t control the randomness of the cards, these tips can potentially help reduce your losses or improve your chances:

  • Raise the max (3x) on any pair of Aces or higher-ranked hand
  • Raise minimum (1x) with K-Q-8-4 or higher
  • Fold all other hands