How to Play Mississippi Stud Poker

4 December 2017 3 minutes to read
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Mississippi Stud is a five-card poker stud table game dealt like upside down Let-it-Ride, it can be played in in land-based casinos such as Las Vegas and at most USA friendly online casinos.

Its not played against other players or the dealer; the aim of Mississippi Stud Poker is to make a pair of 6’s or better to get paid according to the Payout Table (Help Screen).

The game itself is easy to learn and to play. On the player’s final five card hand are wins determined. The trick is when to fold or when to raise.


How Mississippi Stud is Played

A single wager is made on the Ante circle, anything from three additional bets must be made that ranges from 1 to 3 times. Once the player has made an Ante wager the dealer will deal two cards face down to each betting circle and then the community cards face down on the layout. You’re allowed to look at your two cards and fold, if you’ve lost your Ante wager you can raise it 1 to 3 times.

Mississippi Stud allows you to make a lot of decisions, keep in mind that your first decision is the most important one such as when to fold and which two cards to play. In order to win you need a pair of 6’s or better, get rid of your low value cards and play only with your higher value ones.

If you hold two cards between 6 and 10 or a face card, raise 1x your Ante bet. If you’re dealt a pair of 2s, 3’s, 4’s, or 5’s, the worst thing that can happen is you’ll lose a minimum of 1x your bet. You have a guaranteed payback with a pair of 6’s through Aces, raise 3x.


Community Cards

One at a time the 3 community cards are exposed, with a betting round after the first and second. Big cards allow you to stay in the game, fold if you can’t make a straight or a flush. With any three suited cards or a small pair of 2’s through 5’s raise the Ante wager by 1x. Also raise 1x in case you have two face cards, any three cards 6 to 10, or any three  ards that will land you a flush or a straight.

If you have a straight flush raise your Ante war by 3x, should you have a pair of 6’s or higher it’s a guaranteed payoff hand. Raise 1x your Ante with a small pair of 2’s through 5’s, any two face cards and any hand where you bet 3x your wager after your first community card is exposed. Raise your bet by 1x with a gut-shot straight draw. It’s important to get the big bucks out and raise your Ante wager by 3x if you hold any pair of 6’s or higher or any 4 suited cards, or 4 consecutive cards where you can make a straight, like 6, 7 8 or 9.


Rules of Mississippi Stud Poker

  • Ante wager is made by the player.
  • Two cards are dealt face down to each player by the dealer, 3 community cards are dealt face down too. The player may look at his cards.
  • You may make a ”3rd Street Bet” or fold if the ante is 1x to 3x.
  • The dealer turns over the first community card.
  • You’re allowed to make a ”4th Street” bet or you can fold, if the Ante is 1x to 3x.
  • The 2nd community card is turned over.
  • You can make a ”5th Street” bet or you can fold, bet is 1x to 3x the Ante.
  • The 3rd community card is turned over.


All Bets Made Are Paid According to the Payout Table

  • Royal Flush pays 500 to 1
  • Straight Flush 100 to 1
  • Four-of-a-kind 40 to 1
  • Full House 10 to 1
  • Flush 6 to 1
  • Straight 4 to 1
  • Three-of-a-kind 3 to 1
  • Two pairs 2 to 1
  • Jacks or Better pays 1 to 1
  • Push if you get a pair of 6’s through 10’s.



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