How to play Wan Doy Pairs Poker

How to play Wan Doy Pairs Poker

This variation is a unique poker-based game which uses seven cards and has no straights or flushes. The rules might seem unconventional at first to a newcomer but after a while you will get used to them and really start enjoying this terrific game.


  1. A single 52-card deck is used which needs to be shuffled before every hand. All of the cards in the deck are ranked just like in poker with the exception of aces which are always high.
  2. Players will start things off by making an ante and Bonus Wager which need to be exactly the same. There is also an optional side bet which players can make.
  3. After all the wagers have been settled all the players and the dealer will receive seven face down cards. Players can check their cards but sharing information with other players is illegal.
  4. After he has examined all of his cards the player must decide between raising and folding. If he decides to raise he has to make a raise wager which is has to be equal to the ante wager. If the player decides to fold he will forfeit his ante, cards and the side bet (if any was made).
  5. At this moment the dealer will flip over his cards.
  6. The player and dealer hands will be ranked according to the Bonus Wager pay table. Always remember yourself the fact that there are no straights or flushes.
  7. When a player has a better hand than the dealer his ante and raise bets will pay him even money.
  8. If a player has at least a three of a kind then the bonus hand shall pay him according to the Bonus Wager Pay Table, ignoring the value of the dealer’s hand.
  9. In case the player has less than three of a kind and he still manages to beat the dealer then the Bonus Wager will push. If he has less than three of a kind and ties or loses compared to the dealer’s hand then the bonus bet shall lose.
  10. The side bet will usually pay according to both the value of the player’s and dealer’s hands.

Bonus Wager Pay Table

  • Four of a kind plus Three of a kind – Pays 100
  • Four of a kind plus pair – Pays 80
  • 2 Three of a Kinds – Pays 50
  • Three of a kind plus 2 pairs – Pays 25
  • Four of a kind – Pays 10
  • 3 pairs – Pays 5
  • Three of a kind plus pair – Pays 3
  • Three of a kind – Pays 2
  • 2 pair or less, players beats dealer – Pays 0
  • 2 pair or less, dealer ties or beats player – Pays – 1


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