A Standard 52 card deck is used.
Each player is dealt 2 cards; face down, starting with the player to the left of the dealer.
Each round starts with an ante. Starting with the player to dealer's left and continuing clockwise around the table, ending with the dealer, each player in turn says either "in" or "out."
Players who say "out" cannot win the pot, but do not lose any extra money. If more than one player says "in," all those who are "in" show their cards, and the player with the best cards wins the pot.
- Aces are high - Any pair of equal cards beats any two unequal cards - A higher pair beats a lower pair - Between two non-pair hands, the hand with the highest card wins - If two hands have equal high cards, the hand whose other card is higher wins.