Seven Card Stud Poker Guide
Seven Card Stud Poker is definitely a very popular video poker game. Silver Oak Casino's Seven Card Stud Online Poker is a twist on the traditional stud poker game. The Dealer reveals two cards at first. Bet again to reveal another. See something you like? Bet again. Now you have seven cards to pick from. Your best hand is selected by the game. Cards used in the winning hand are highlighted.We even have some juicy bonus codes just for you.
How to Play Seven Card Stud Poker
Place a bet, and you are dealt the first and third cards of a seven-card hand. Wager again, a little or a lot, and the fifth card is revealed. Bet again to see the sixth card. Bet a final time and the second, fourth, and seventh cards are revealed. The game will automatically select the best winning hand of five cards out of the seven you are dealt. You need at least a Three-of-a-Kind to win.
The winning hands in Seven Card Stud Poker, by rank, are:
- Royal Flush
- Straight Flush
- Four -of-a-Kind
- Full House
Wild Cards in Seven Card Stud Poker
Jokers are the wild cards in Silver Oak Casino's Seven Card Stud Poker game. Use them to substitute for any card, or to make up a Five-of-a-Kind. There can be no Jokers, one, and sometimes two Jokers in the deck during each round of play. Jokers are not included in the Bonus Round.
The Seven Card Stud Poker Bonus Round
Every time you build a winning hand higher than a Straight, the Double or Nothing Bonus Round begins. Clicking Yes risks all of your winnings for the round, and clicking No returns you to the game. If you decide to go for it, six cards are dealt face up and one face down. The face down card is Your Card. Predict whether the face down card is by clicking on Small (an Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6) or Big (8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, or King). If you choose the correct, you double your money. If a Seven is revealed, you lose. You can keep doubling your win in the Double or Nothing Bonus Round as much as you want.
Seven Card Stud Poker Tips
The first two cards you are dealt are the most important. Try to maintain a high starting hand. Those first two cards need to be able to make multiple types of hands or contain a big pair to make the hand viable. In online Seven Card Stud at Silver Oak Casino, you can click Deal All to stop all betting, reveal all of your cards and end the round of play. This will minimize your losses. Seven Card Stud Poker is a game of patience. Wait for the best hands and bet big when you are dealt great hands.
The five best personal card combinations, by rank, are:
- Pair of Aces: This starting hand will lead to a win more than any other starter cards.
- Pair of Kings: This starting hand is the second- best combination and has great potential to win.
- Pair of Queens: This starting hand can be only beaten by Kings or Aces.
- Ace & King: This starting hand, while strong, relies on the next few cards to build at least a pair for either card.
- Pair of Jacks: This starting hand will win one out of every five games. It is even more dependent on the next cards dealt.
The scenarios below list the worst starting hand card combinations, from the virtually impossible to win to just pathetic. Bet as little as possible to finish out the game with minimal losses:
- Two & Seven: This is the absolutely worst hand in Seven Card Stud Poker. Your only hope is for a low Flush.
- Two & Eight: Slightly better than a Two & Seven. If the luck of the draw is with you, you may be able to build a Three- or Four-of-a-Kind, but it's unlikely.
- Three & Eight or Three & Seven: The Three & Eight can't help you build a straight, and the Three & Seven is beaten by just about anything.
- Two & Six: This starting hand will lose nine out of ten games. It could result in a straight, if the remaining deals go your way, or in a low flush.
- Two, Three or Four & Nine: These starting hands are just a tiny bit better than those above only because of the Nine.
Seven Card Stud Poker Glossary
Bet One:Clicking this wagers one credit each time (maximum of 5).
Bet Max:Clicking this wagers the maximum of five credits and deals out your card(s).
Deal:Deals the cards after you bet less than the maximum amount.
Deal All:Stops your ability to bet, reveals the rest of your cards and the round of play ends.
Five-of-a-Kind:Five cards of the same rank. Not as good as a Royal Flush, it is the second highest card combination.
Four-of-a-Kind:Four cards of the same rank. Better than a Full House, but not as good as a Straight Flush.
Full House:A Pair plus Three-of-a -Kind. Better than a Flush, but not as good as a Four-of-a-Kind.
Flush:Five cards all from the same suit, but not in sequence. Better than a Straight, but not as good as a Full House.
Royal Flush:Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten of the same suit. This hand is the highest card combination in Seven Card Stud Poker.
Straight:Five cards in sequential order, but not all from the same suit. Better than a Three-of-a-Kind, but not as good as a Flush. It is the second lowest hand in the game.
Straight Flush:Five cards in sequence, all of the same suit. Better than Four-of-a-Kind, but not as good as a Five-of-a-Kind.
Three-of-a-Kind:Three cards of the same rank. It is the lowest possible winning hand in the game.
History of Seven Card Stud Poker
Stud Poker was first documented during the American Civil War. Some attribute the invention of stud to cowboys roaming Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Five Card Stud was the first version, acknowledged as an official Poker variation in the 1864 edition of The American Hoyle. While Draw Poker remained the most popular variant, Seven Card Stud emerged early in the 20th century. The game became the most popular form of professional and casino Poker. In the early 1990s, a slight alteration of the rules in Seven Card Stud Poker emerged and the game, Texas Hold Em, left traditional Poker behind to become the favorite among gamblers, casual players and celebrities alike.
Among the greatest Seven Card Stud Poker players are Red Hodges, considered the greatest Seven Card Stud Poker player that ever lived, and Wild Bill Hickock, who was shot and killed holding Two Pairs, Aces and Eights, which are commonly called a "dead man's hand" among gamblers. Seven Card Stud is still an incredibly popular game in Las Vegas and in online casinos.