Stud poker is any of a number of poker variants in which each player receives a mix of face-down and face-up cards dealt in multiple betting rounds. Stud games are also typically non-positional games, meaning that the player who bets first on each round may change from round to round .The cards dealt face down to each individual player are called hole cards Stud poker variants using 3 cards were popular as of the American Revolutionary War. Five-card stud first appeared during the American Civil War when the game was much played among soldiers on both sides, and became very popular. In recent years, Seven-card stud has become more common, both in casinos and in home games. These two games form the basis of most modern stud poker variations and are availabe in our Stud poker software
Rules for Seven Card Stud
Seven-card stud is a variant of the original five-card draw. At the beginning of every hand, players contribute a small bet called the ante and are dealt three cards; two cards down and one card up. The down cards are called hole cards, and the first card facing up is called the door card. The player with the low card starts off the round of betting. Players are non-positional, which means starting bets may change from round to round and hand-to-hand.
After the round of betting is complete, a player receives his fourth card, or fourth-street. Each round, the high hand initiates all sequential rounds of betting. The seventh card, called the river or seventh street, is dealt face down. The first person to start the last round of action is the first to show. The best five cards determine the winner.
Stud eight or better, is played the same as seven-card stud, but the pot is split between players; the one with the highest valued hand and the other with the lowest. The qualifier in this game is eight, so a low must include five cards with a value of eight or less. If there is no qualifying low hand, the high hand scoops the entire pot.
In Seven-Card Stud games, each round of betting can have three raises and a total of four bets.