Badacey is a split pot draw game. The pot is split between the best Badugi hand and the best A-5 low hand. Each player is initially dealt 5 cards. There are up to 3 draw rounds. All 5 cards are used to make the A-5 hand and 4 cards are used to make the Badugi hand.

There are 3 draws in Badacey, and each player can replace any or all of their cards when drawing. There is an initial betting round after the initial deal but before the first draw. After each of the 3 draw rounds there is another betting round. That makes 4 betting rounds in total.

Betting Limits
Badacey is played as a limit game without blinds. See the section on Betting Limits for more information on betting limits.