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5 Card Stud Poker


To play, each player places his ante on a marked spot on the table playing surface (“the layout”) where indicated; all ante wagers must be placed prior to the dealer announcing “No more bets.” Each player and the dealer will then receive five cards, face down. The dealer will turn over one of his cards, then push the cards toward the players, after which the players may look at their cards. They may only look at their own cards, and may not discuss what they have with any other players at the table.

Players have the option to either play or fold. Any player choosing to play, places his rise (an additional wager equal to twice the amount of the ante) into the box in front of him marked bet. Any player who chooses to fold forfeits his ante. After all the players have made their decisions, the dealer reveals his four hold cards. The dealer only qualifies (plays) if his hand either (1) contains both an Ace and a King or (2) forms a pair of any higher-ranked poker hand.

The dealer then compares his five-card hand to those of the other players, individually, starting with the player farthest to his right, and both the ante and the rise bets all players whose hands beat dealers the dealer’s qualified hand win. If the dealer’s hand does not qualify, only the ante bets of players whose hands beat the dealer’s get paid while the respective raise bets all push (return to their respective players unpaid). If a player ties with the dealer, both ante and rise bets push.

There are some major rules in the Stud Poker that must be observed at all the times while playing:

  • Only one hand per player. Players cannot hold or wager on multiple hands at the table
  • Players may not exchange or communicate information regarding their hands to other players or the dealer
  • Player violation will result in a dead hand and forfeiture of all wagers
  • Incorrect number of cards to the players constitutes a dead hand (or push) for that player only
  • The decision of the table/casino supervisors is final
  • If the dealer is dealt four cards of the five-card hand, the dealer shall deal an additional card to complete the hand
  • Any other misdeal to the dealer shall result in all hands being void and the cards shall be reshuffled
  • Each player shall be required to keep the five cards in full view of the dealer at all times. Once each player has examinated his or her cards and placed them face down on the layout, they may not touch the cards again
  • If a hold card is exposed prior to the dealer announcing No More Bets, all hands shall be void

One card change

Each player who makes a wager shall be responsible for his hand and no other person except the dealer may touch the cards of that player. Each player shall keep his five cards on full view of the dealer at all times. Once each player has examined their cards, player shall have a chance to change one of his cards by placing the card that he wishes to change in front of his bet wager and place an equivalent bet to his original bet on top of the card.

Once all the players make their decisions to change a card or not, then the dealer will change all players cards one by one from the dealers left to the right, dealer shall collect the bet on the card that shall be changed and issue a new card from the stub.

The player then decides to go ahead and place the ante or fold. Once the player makes the decision, then the cards shall be place face down on the appropriate area of the layout and the player shall not touch the cards again. The bonus shall be paid (if applicable) in half once the player changes a card and the Odds pay-out for the royal Flush, Straight Flush and Four of a Kind will also be paid half.


If a player’s cards beat the dealer’s cards, the player will receive even money (1-1) on the ante and the following on his beat (with a maximum pay-out of 5,000 Euro per hand on each bet wager):

Royal flush100 to 1
Straight flush50 to1
Four of a kind20 to 1
Full house7 to 1
Flush5 to 1
Straight 44 to 1
Three of a Kind3 to 1
Two pair2 to 1
One pair or less1 to 1
Royal flush5,000
Straight flush2,500
Four of a kind250
Full house50

If the dealer does not have at least Ace/King, all bet wagers will be void, and players will receive even money on their ante bet only. If the dealer’s cards beat player’s cards, the dealer collects both ante and bet.