The objective of MAD Poker is to form as many poker hands as possible before all empty board spaces disappear. Each turn, 5 cards are dealt at random. Players must move the cards to form 5-card poker combinations, which are displayed on the screen at all times.
When at least five cards are positioned in row - down or across - and a combination is found, the cards disappear from the board, freeing up additional space.
As a new deck is dealt, fewer and fewer combinations remain in play.
Game ends when no more spaces are available on the board.