Playing Casino Five-Card Stud Poker
Information about Playing Casino Five-Card Stud
The casino gambling game of five-card stud poker follows many of the main rules, but the main difference between five-card stud poker most other games is that some of the player's cards are actually revealed on the table.
All of the main rules apply when playing five-card stud poker, with players trying to outrank each other with higher-ranking hands.
About Playing Casino Five-Card Stud: Beginning the Game
At the start of the game of five-card stud poker, each player receives two separate cards, dealt by the casino dealer. One of these cards is dealt facing up, revealed to all of the other players. The other card is dealt facing down and players look at their face-down card at this stage of the game.
About Playing Casino Five-Card Stud: Betting
The player that has the lowest value card on display starts the betting, and this is known as a 'forced poker bet'. After the first round of betting has finished, the casino dealer then deals a further card to each player, followed by another round of betting. This is then repeated another two times, until each of the players hold hands of five cards, four are which are on display. At each round of betting in five-card stud poker, the player with the highest ranking hand on show leads the betting.
About Playing Casino Five-Card Stud: Winning
As each additional face-up five-card stud hand is dealt, players are able to openly assess the potential of other player's hands, betting accordingly. By rating the competition in this way, many players may decide to fold early on in the game if their hand becomes outranked.
Five-card stud poker players are also able to exercise a reasonable level of skill as the game progresses, assessing and comparing each of the hands on display. If one hand contains a pair of cards, and another hand contains another card of the same number, it is less likely that the player's face-down card will make three of a kind. Winning hands tend to be three of a kind, or a pair of cards with a value of six or higher.