Published on December 21st, 2016 | by Guest


How to Play Draw Hilo

For beginning and novice gamblers who want to play a simple card game and learn how to count cards at the same time, Draw Hilo is the perfect table game. Most of the strategy in this game revolves around betting as opposed to worrying about playing strategy.

How to Play Draw Hilo

Much like the game of Red Dog, Draw Hilo only requires the player to make one game-playing decision between two choices. On this game, the choice is going to be “higher” or “lower” each time a card is dealt. The game starts with the player placing a wager in the ante spot. The dealer then proceeds to deal one card face up. Once the card is exposed, the player is going to bet on whether the next card is going to be higher or lower than the card that is currently showing. The odds offered on the wager will be based on the statistical likelihood of each outcome, less the house’s advantage.

If the player wins the first bet, the last card dealt becomes the base card and the player has a choice between cashing out or letting the wager ride as a bet on the next card. The game will continue until the player losses or decides to cash out. Note: the Ace is always low, the king is the biggest card, and ties are pushes for gambling purposes.

Tips and Strategies

As indicated above, the only real strategy involved when playing Draw Hilo comes with betting strategy and money management. Here’s a few tips that might help a player be a little more successful when playing this particular game.

  1. The player needs to be aware that the odds offered on each outcome will be significantly less that the true odds no matter what card is showing. With that in mind, players should avoid playing high odd outcomes. Example. With a J showing, the odds for a higher card will 4-1. With only a Q and K as winners and another J as a push, the real odds are a little less that 6-1. That creates too much risk.
  2. If a player wants to try card counting, they can assign a value of +1 on low cards (A-5), -1 on high cards (9-K) a zero on 6-8. By keeping track, the player will be in a better position to anticipate the approximate value of the next card out.
  3. Never, ever place a side bet on a tie outcome. At 10-1 odds, the true odds are significantly higher, making this one of the biggest losing propositions in the world of gambling.

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