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Criss Cross

Pot Builder: Yes
Rounds of Betting: 4
Dealer's Edge: No
Number of Players: 2-11
Wildcards: Duces or center card

Criss Cross is played with 4 cards delt to each player and a cross made up of community cards. A player can use EITHER the row, or the column, in their hand, but not both. Usually duces (2's) are wild, sometimes the center card is played wild.

  • Each player is dealt 4 cards down.
  • 5 cards are dealt face down on the table in a cross pattern so that there is three in a row and a column..
  • Round of betting.
  • The Dealer flips one of outside cards, either from the row or column (the middle card is always flipped last)..
  • Round of betting.
  • Then the Dealer flips another card - if the first card was from the row, then flip a column card, and vice versa..
  • Round of betting.
  • Continue until the center card is all that remains, then flip that..
  • Round of betting.
  • Player with the best poker hand wins, usually duces are wild.

A popular variant of the game is played with the center card and all cards matching it in rank, are Wild.

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