Domino Poker 99 is a game that is derived from the Straight Poker, where double six set of dominoes are used, and all the blank tiles and the [1-1] tiles are not used, leaving a set of 20 tiles.
The game can have between 2-4 players.
Before you deal the hand, each player places an agreed amount of money in a pot. The hands are dealt and in each case, there are always tiles, regardless of the number of players playing. The remaining tiles are then placed facing down.
How to Play
When the game starts, it rotates from the eldest hand moving to the left. Each player takes turn to make one of the following moves:
Fold: this means that the player will drop from the game and lose any sort of claim to the pot. When a player folds, the hand must never be seen.
Check: this move is made for the player to still be in the game and not to add any money. This move can only be made in the first round when no one has placed a bet.
Bet: the pot gets more money from a player from a minimum and a maximum size which is usually predetermined. This move is only made during the first round when no one else has placed a bet.
Call: the player adds in more money to match what other players have. When it gets to a point where those who have not folded have the same stakes, the betting ends.
Raise the bet: this happens only when another player places a bet or has already raised. The player who has more money in the pot will be required for the call. The extra cash is the amount of money that the player has to announce as the raise. This adds the money the other players have to add for them to stay in the game.
Hands are exposed at this time and the player with the higher hand wins. In this place, hands are ranked from the highest to the lowest in the mode:
Invincible or Royal hand
A hand that has all the five doubles (2-2,3-3, 4-4, 5-5, 6-6). At any given time, a round can only have a hand of this nature because the double zero and double one have been removed.
Suit of sixes in a sequence. It is not easy to get a tie in Straight Sixes because two ways exist for a player to have this hand:
[1-6], [2-6], [3-6], [4-6], [5-6]
[2-6], [3-6], [4-6], [5-6], [6-6]
Four of a kind
This is a hand with any combination of four doubles; only one player can have this sort of hand.
Suit of fives in a sequence. It is impossible to have a tie because there are only two ways for a player to have this hand.
[1-5], [2-5], [3-5], [4-5], [5-5]
[2-5], [3-5], [4-5], [5-5], [5-6]
3 doubles and 2 of any suit. For instance [1-1], [2-2], [4-4], [5-3], [5-1]
A suit of fours in a sequence. Having a tie in this hand is hard.
A triple of three of kind
A hand having any three doubles.
Five tiles with one suit in no particular order
A hand that has any two doubles.
The winner is announced on the highest double if the other hands don’t apply. If no player has a double, then the winning player is determined by the highest pip that is in the highest suit.