- a variety of poker in which a player is dealt five cards and, after an initial bet, may discard usually up to three of these cards and receive replacements from the dealer.
Origin of draw poker
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for draw poker
They were innocent of secession, rum, draw-poker, and sinfulness gin'rally.The Complete Works of Artemus Ward
Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
Draw-poker, which was the great game on Mississippi steamers, he knew little about.
I abhor cards, outside of draw-poker on shipboard, with a crook of sorts sitting in to lend the game a fillip.A Woman Named Smith
Marie Conway Oemler
He became infatuated with euchre, then with cards in general, then with draw-poker in particular,—then into Wall Street.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12)
Robert G. Ingersoll
It is for this reason, I suppose, that Gordon once adjured me never to learn the ancient game of draw-poker.A Top-Floor Idyl
George van Schaick