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Last Updated: November 3, 2006

7 Stud Poker

Rules

  1. The game is played with a single 53-card deck, including a joker.
  2. The player makes a bet of 1 to 5 coins, although anything less than 5 would be highly ill-advised.
  3. Seven cards are dealt to the player, two up and five down.
  4. The player may make an additional bet at this point up to his original wager. The player may also chose to "deal all", in which the other four cards will be immediately flipped over and the hand scored.
  5. The player's third card will be turned over.
  6. The player may make an additional bet at this point up to his wager made in rule 4. The player may also chose to "deal all", in which case the other three cards will be immediately flipped over and the hand scored.
  7. The player's fourth card will be turned over.
  8. The player may make an additional bet at this point up to his wager made in rule 6. The player may also chose to "deal all", in which case the other three cards will be immediately flipped over and the hand scored.
  9. The player's fifth, sixth, and seventh cards will be turned over.
  10. The player's hand will be scored according to his total amount bet and the pay table below. All pays are on a "for one" basis, in other words the player's original bet is never returned.

    Pay Table in 7-Stud Poker

    Hand Pays
    Royal flush 125
    Five of a kind 100
    Straight flush 50
    Four of a kind 15
    Full house 4
    Flush 3
    Straight 2
    Three of a kind 1
    All other 0
  11. There is also a rather bizarre bonus bet. It pays if (1) the final hand is a four of a kind, straight flush, or royal flush; (2) does not include a joker; (3) contains at least one card in a chosen rank at the time the bonus bet is made; and (4) the player makes a bet at every decision point. How much each hand pays goes up as the player plays, but by how much I don't understand. The game's help is not very helpful.

Strategy

I have no clue.

House Advantage

I don't know. This game will be a tough analysis. I make no promises that I will ever get to it.

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Written by: Michael Shackleford

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