Domino Poker Strategy
Here are some tips for improving your domino poker strategy. Use these
and you will take home more chips and win more home games.
It's important to note that the ranking of the hands is different to
ordinary poker. Many have the same name, such as straights and full
houses, but how to make the hand is different, and the value may be
too. For example, in
a flush is higher than a straight, whereas in domino poker the
straight sixes are the second-highest value hand. This may be
difficult for poker players, who have to unlearn the card game hands
Having certain dominos in your hand means you can eliminate some of
your opponents possible combinations. For example, if you have three
doubles in your hand then there are only two doubles left to have,
so it is impossible that someone else have a four-of-a-kind or
When people fold they have to reveal their hand, giving you more
opportunity to work out what your remaining opponents don't have.
Pay attention. Card counting (or domino counting) is one of your
major advantages in domino poker.
It is actually extremely difficult to make the top value hands.
There are over 1.8 million possible hand combinations, and only five
doubles in the set, making five, four or even three of a kind quite
difficult. There are only two possible ways to make a straight six,
two ways to make a straight five, and two ways to make a straight
four. As such, lower value hands are often good enough to play to
Given that strong hands are hard to make, domino poker becomes a
game of bluffing. Players try to take down pots by forcing their
opponents to fold stronger hands. Be aware of this, and try to catch
people out who are bluffing too much, by calling weaker hands.
Similarly, if you see someone folding all of the time, as if waiting
for a monster hand, continue to bluff them – because they are going
to be waiting a while.