What Are the Rules for Tripoley?

Tripoley is a card game based on a combination of hearts, poker and rummy. Players claim chips for cards in the suit of hearts, play a hand of poker and finish with a round of rummy.

To play tripoley, players need one deck of cards, a tripoley board, gambling chips, and pen and paper for scoring. Before dealing, players ante by placing chips on each section of the board. Once the dealer has dealt the whole deck to the players, plus one extra hand, the dealer has the option of discarding his hand in favor of the extra hand, without looking at the extra cards. The players then progress to hearts, and claim chips for the face cards in the suit of Hearts as well as other card combinations. During the poker phase, each player creates a poker hand of five cards from his hand and bets on it. Each player has the option to fold, call or raise. The pot goes to the player who does not fold, or who is called and has the best hand. The winner of the poker phase starts the rummy phase by discarding the lowest card in the suit of his choice. The players then discard their cards in order and claim chips based on the cards they are holding. The player to run out of cards first wins.