different kind of game - you still get 7 cards, and it's still
poker, but you don't really know what you're getting into.
In blind poker, players can't look at their own hands.
Instead, each hand is revealed card by card, just so that it beats
the previous high hand. Once you have the highest showing
hand, you can bet - and nobody can raise you. That's pretty
much all there is to it!
7 cards are dealt face down to each player. The player to
the left of the deal turns one card; say it's a Jack. That
player now has the highest (actually, the only) showing
hand; he therefore has the right to bet any amount, and
nobody can raise him - they either call or fold. However, he
wouldn't want to bet yet, because he knows pretty much nothing
about his hand!
On to the next player -
he has to flip cards until he beats the reigning high hand.
Say his first card is a 10; this does not beat a Jack.
Say his next card is a Jack - now he's high, because J-10 beats
J-[nothing]. This player now has the right to bet, and then
the next player has to try to beat him...
actually never play this basic version of blind poker - it's a
little dull. However, this is the basis for a couple
of very entertaining games - check out Night
Baseball and The
Whole 9 Yards...