How to play 7 Card Stud

7 Card Stud dates back to the days of the Old West, often played by pioneers and outlaws at street bars and trading posts along the Western North American Trail. 7 Card Stud became much more popular than 5 Card Draw as it offered many more rounds of betting and a higher level of skill to master.

7 Card Stud Game

7 Card Stud is a game for 2 to 8 players, using a single deck of 52 cards. Each player has their own 7 cards to work on the whole hand, the first two face down, the next four face up and the last one usually another card face down. There are five betting rounds in 7 Card Stud.

7 Card Stud Rules

7 Card Stud is most often played on a fixed limit betting structure, although no limit and pot limit games can be found. In this “How to Play 7 Card Stud” article, we will describe how to play 7 Card Stud in a fixed limit betting structure.

7 Card Stud forces each player to Ante bets before the cards are dealt. The amount of Ante varies, but is generally 10-25% of low-end bets.

During the first two betting rounds, all bets / raises must be equal to the low-end bets, doubling to equal the high-end bets in the last three betting rounds.

The game begins with the Before placement. The dealer will then give each player two face-down cards, followed by a third face-up card, called the Gate.The first betting round begins with the player showing the lowest gate card (in case of a tie, the bets of lowest suit first – lowest to highest: Club, Diamond, Heart, Spade). This player must place an entry bet, equal to half the low end bets. All other players will act, clockwise. All bets / raises must match low end bets. Betting continues until all players have called (or folded). The Bring-In bettor only needs to add enough chips to his current Bring-In to Call / Bet / Raise; or it can withdraw, losing the entrance.

4th Street: a fourth card is dealt to each player, also face up. Another round of betting takes place. For the remainder of the hand, the player showing the highest hand starts the bet.

5th Street – A fifth card is dealt face up, followed by another round of betting. For this and the final round, all bets / raises are doubled to match the high-end bets.

6th lane: a sixth card is dealt face up to all players. Another round of betting takes place.

Lane 7: Players receive a final card face down. The last betting round begins.

Showdown: All players still active in the hand (not folded) will reveal their cards. The highest ranked 5-card poker hand wins the entire pot.

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Caribbean Stud Poker Rules

Caribbean Stud Poker can only be played at approved tables equipped with the necessary electronic equipment and signage, and displaying the Caribbean Stud Poker table layout. A single deck of cards will be used. Players do not play against other players. Each player can play only one hand after each deck in the deck.

Each player must place an ante bet by placing the bet in the designated “ante” betting area in front of the player’s position. The ante bet cannot exceed two dollars and fifty cents.

Each player can place an optional side bet by placing a chip in the designated coin input slot in front of the player’s bet.

The optional bet will allow the player to participate in the game for a progressive jackpot. As tokens are accepted, the progressive meter will advance by a predetermined amount for each token placed through the coin entry slots. A player wins a progressive jackpot prize if the player has placed the optional bet and has a hand that has a color value or better. Multiple Caribbean Stud Poker and / or Caribbean Draw games can be linked to a common progressive jackpot.

In the event that two or more players qualified to receive progressive jackpot payouts have royal flush in the same hand, the royal flush progressive jackpot may be divided equally among the qualifying players.

After all progressive bets have been placed and before the dealer begins to deal the cards, the dealer operates a keyboard whereby the dealer locks the coin entry mechanism. Once the hand is complete, the dealer will remove the block so that players can bet on the progressive pot for the next hand.

As the terms “jackpot”, “jackpot” and “progressive jackpot” are used in these game rules for Caribbean Stud, the terms will only apply to Caribbean Stud. A retail licensee cannot stop offering a Caribbean Stud jackpot until a qualified player or players have won the highest progressive jackpot jackpot.

If a licensee wishes to stop offering a progressive jackpot, the licensee may request permission from the Director to lower the qualifications or criteria for winning the award, allowing the award to be paid more quickly or transfer responsibility for the award to the jackpot offered by a different game. If a retail licensee intends to go out of business while having a progressive jackpot award responsibility, the licensee may apply to the Director for permission to transfer the award responsibility, along with the award fund, to another retail licensee offering a comparable jackpot award.

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