Definition of Dealers Choice

What does the term "Dealer's Choice" mean in the world of poker? What does the term Dealer's Choice mean?

In poker, a "Dealer's Choice" tournament or cash game refers to when the play on the button (the dealer) gets to choose the game of choice.

This game of choice can either last just one hand or an entire orbit.

The meaning, definition and example of the term Dealers Choice in the game of poker.  Explained by the King."Dealer's Choice" is often played in casual home games, though there are World Series of Poker events that are Dealer's Choice as well. Due to the large amount of different games that can be chosen, players are well advised to be well-rounded in many different poker variants in order to be successful.

Here is the full list of "Dealer's Choice" games that are offered at the WSOP:

No Limit Hold'em
Limit Hold'em
Seven Card Stud
Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Regular
Pot Limit Hold'em
Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
Pot Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
A-5 Lowball Triple Draw
No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
No Limit Five Card Draw High

As you can see, you would have to be a very well-rounded player to do well in "Dealer's Choice". As you can imagine, the "Dealer's Choice" events usually draw small crowds of players.


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