Casino Stud Poker Rules and Tips

Casino Stud Poker Rules and Tips

In this style of poker, a favourite in the Caribbean and aboard cruise ships, each player plays against the dealer and not against the other players. In Casino Stud Poker you place an ante, you receive a hand, and the Dealer receives a hand with four cards face down and one card face up. You then decide whether or not you would like to bet if you think you can win or surrender if you feel that your hand is inadequate. If you bet and if the dealer’s hand qualifies (contains an Ace/King combination or better), your hand will be compared to the dealer’s. If you win, your payoff will be determined by the quality of your hand. If you surrender, you will lose your ante to the dealer and the hand will end.

Cyberstud Poker is a game of chance and skill, pitting you against the dealer.You are dealt a hand of five cards and the dealer is dealt one card facing up. Based on the value of your hand and the dealer’s upturned card, you must decide to either increase your bet to maximize your winnings, or to fold to minimize your loss. If the dealer’s hand qualifies, – contains an Ace-King pair or better, and you choose to call and not fold, you will be paid out according to a schedule based on the value of your hand.

How to Play

Players begin by placing an ante. To begin a hand, place an ante in the ‘ANTE’ space of your playing area.
After you have placed your ante click on the “Deal” button and you will be dealt five (5) cards. The dealer will then receive four cards face down and one card face up. At this point, you may either bet if you think you can win or surrender if you feel that your hand is inadequate. If you choose to surrender, you will lose your ante to the dealer and the hand will end. To surrender, click your mouse on the “Surrender” button. If you choose “Deal”, your bet will be exactly equal to twice the amount of your ante. Your total wager is equal to three times your ante (your initial ante plus your bet, which equals two times your initial ante).

The dealer will then reveal his cards, and one of two things will happen; he will either qualify, or he will fail to qualify. If the dealer does not have an Ace/King combination or better in his hand, he will fail to qualify. In other words, the dealer must have at least a pair if he does not have both an Ace and a King. If the dealer does not qualify, you will receive a 1 to 1 payoff on your ante and your bet will be returned to you even if your hand is lower than the dealer’s hand. If the dealer does qualify, his hand will then be compared to yours. If the dealer’s hand beats yours, you will lose your ante and your bet (which will be three times the ante amount). If the dealer’s hand and your hand are equal, no money will be exchanged. If your hand beats the dealer’s hand, you will win even money (1 to 1) on your ante, plus a payoff on your bet based on the quality of your hand (see below). If the dealer and you both have the same hand (for example you have one pair and the dealer has one pair), then the winner is the one with the highest ranked cards. If the dealer has one pair, for example jack, jack, ten, six and five and the player has one pair hand of jack, jack, ten, eight and four, then the player wins.

Casino stud poker tips

Never bet on Raises without a Beacon hand.
Always choose to bet when you are dealt A K J 8 3 or better.
If the dealer shows 10 or less choose bet with A-K or better.
Never bluff when the dealer has an ace or king showing.