Casino Stud Poker

Casino Stud Poker is a five-card stud poker game that is played against a live dealer. Your goal is to win with a higher-ranking hand against dealer’s hand.

Live Casino Stud Poker features a Jackpot game and the 5+1 Bonus side bet, both are optional.

After each game round, the deck of cards is replaced with a pre-shuffled deck. Shuffling is done either by a designated shuffler, sitting at the table near the dealer, or with the help of a shuffling machine operated by the dealer.

Betting flow

  • If a game round is in progress when you enter the table, please wait for the next one, and then, place your bets.
  • To place a bet, choose a chip and place it on the betting position.
  • You can place several chips on different betting positions simultaneously.
  • The timer in the game window shows how much time you have left to place your bets.
  • You must confirm your bet. This can be done either manually, by using the Confirm button after each bet, or automatically at the end of betting time. If your service provider has enabled auto-confirmation, it is on by default and the Confirm button does not appear. You can switch the feature off in game settings.
  • After the No More Bets signal, the game round begins.
  • Winnings are paid for the winning bets at the end of each game round.
  • To play a game round, place your bets again or use the Rebet button.
  • To skip a turn, simply do not place any bets on the table.

Game flow

  • Choose a chip and place the mandatory Ante bet or the Blind Call bet (if enabled). Next, you can place the 5+1 Bonus side bet or contribute to Jackpot.
  • When the game round starts, you and the dealer are dealt five cards. All your cards are dealt face up, all but the first card of the dealer are dealt face down.
  • You can now choose to Call to continue playing against the dealer; or Fold and lose your Ante bet. Even if you fold, you can still win the 5+1 Bonus and Jackpot bets.
  • If you do not call within the time given, your hand will automatically fold, and you lose your Ante bet regardless of the hand you have.
  • If you folded, the game round is over for you. If you called, dealer's cards are revealed and dealer's hand qualification is examined. See Hand ranking section for further explanation. Even if all the players folded, the dealer's cards are revealed nonetheless.
  • If the dealer qualifies and your hand is better than the dealer's hand, you win, and your Ante and Call bets are returned to you along with your winnings according to the payout table. If the dealer's hand is better, you lose your bets. You can win the 5+1 Bonus even if you lose the main bet.

Limit ranges

The limit ranges displayed next to the table name in the Lobby and on the game table UI correspond to Ante bet limits. In addition, the Limits panel inside the game table gives additional info about different bet positions' limits, e.g. the 5+1 Bonus side bet. The Jackpot contribution is a fixed amount.

Ante bet, Call bet, Blind Call and Golden Chip

In Casino Stud Poker, you can use the Golden Chip only for your Ante bet, your Call bet must be made with a real money. Although you can place the Golden Chip and a real money bet in the same game round, you cannot make a mixed bet on the same position.

The Blind Call feature allows you to place a bet on the Call 2x position before the cards are dealt and automatically participate in the whole game round. Keep in mind that the bet placed on Blind Call position is double of Ante bet. If you placed a Blind Call bet first, it is automatically copied to the Ante position, also any additional chips placed on the Blind Call position will increase the Ante bet accordingly.
The Blind Call is available only if enabled by your service provider and you can disable it in the game Settings.

In case Golden Chip is used on the Blind Call positions, it will be replaced with Real Money chip of the same value. Only one Golden Chip can be used per round, but when the player places the Blind Call bet, they automatically place a bet on the Ante position as well, and the game mechanics consider this as use of two Golden Chips. When the player tries to place a bet on Blind Call, an error message is displayed, explaining that only one (1) GC can be used per round.

Side bets

5+1 Bonus

You win on your 5+1 Bonus bet when your five cards combined with the dealer's first face-up card creates a five-card poker hand of Three of a Kind or better. 
This side bet is only available after a valid Ante bet amount is placed, and you participate in the round with the 5+1 Bonus bet even if you fold you Ante bet.

Jackpot

You can decide to participate in the Jackpot draw by placing a fixed sum (1€ or equivalent in your respective currency). Jackpot is triggered if you win with one of seven hand strengths: Royal Flush pays the full Jackpot prize; Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight and Three of a Kind pay a fixed prize (see the pay table for more information). The full Jackpot prize is divided between all the players who placed the Jackpot bet in that round.

Hand ranking and hand strength table

  • At each stage of the game round, the best available hands are automatically formed and highlighted.
  • The dealer must have at least an Ace and a King to qualify, if this is not the case, your Call bet is returned and your Ante bet pays 1:1.
  • If the dealer qualifies and you win, your Ante and Call bets are paid per payout table and the relevant hand strength (see below).
  • If the value of your hand and dealer's hand are identical, you Tie and both Ante and Call bets will push, meaning that these are returned to you. If you and the dealer have the same combination, e.g. pair of Aces, the values of your other cards are compared and the hand with a higher kicker card wins.

Hands strength table

Hand rank Description
Royal Flush An Ace-High straight of one suit
Example: A K Q J 10
Straight Flush A straight of entirely one suit
Example: 3 4 5 6 7
Four of a Kind Four cards of the same rank
Example: J J J J Q
Full House Three of a Kind and a Pair
Example: K K K 5 5
Flush Five cards of the same suit
Example: 3 7 8 10 J
Straight Five cards of sequential rank
Example: 6 7 8 9 10
Three of a Kind Three cards of the same rank
Example: A 5 A A J
Two Pairs Two cards of the same rank and another two cards of the same rank
Example: 3 3 Q Q 9
Pair Two cards of the same rank
Example: A A 6 10 K
High Card Highest card in the hand
Example: 2 4 3 7 K

Game RTP and payout

The theoretical return to player is 96.29% for initial bet and 98.18% for total bet.
The Jackpot RTP is 81.84%

Main bet payout table

Hand

Payout

Royal Flush

100:1

Straight Flush

50:1

Four of a Kind

25:1

Full House

10:1

Flush

7:1

Straight

5:1

Three of a Kind

3:1

Two Pairs

2:1

One Pair

1:1

High Card

1:1

5+1 Bonus payout table

Hand

Payout

Royal Flush

1000:1

Straight flush

200:1

Four of a Kind

100:1

Full House

20:1

Flush

15:1

Straight

10:1

Three of a Kind

7:1

Jackpot payout

Hand

Payout

Royal Flush

Jackpot Seed

Straight Flush

x2500

Four of a Kind

x250

Full House

x50

Flush

x25

Straight  

x10

Three of a Kind

x3

All other

0

UI Elements

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Rebet
Places the same bet as in the previous round.
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Undo
Removes your bets that are currently on the table.
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Double
Doubles the bet you have currently placed.
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Confirm
Confirms all the bets you have placed on the table. Without confirmation your bets do not count.
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Play
Places a bet equal to your Ante bet.
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Fold
Forfeits your bets and end the game round.
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Menu

The button opens the Settings menu.

  • Game Settings - Allows you to enable or disable Auto-confirmed bets feature and tooltips.
  • Audio Settings - Allows you to mute and unmute game sounds and dealer’s voice and change sound volume.
  • Video Settings - Allows you to change video stream quality.
  • Game History - Allows you to access full information about your previous game history.
    If you find the data provided in the Game History insufficient, please request a more detailed overview from your service operator.
  • Help - Opens the Help and Rules files that you are currently reading.
  • Support* - Allows you to contact the Customer Support team.
    * This option may not be available in your region.
Balance Displays your current game balance. This is the money you can use to play the game.
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Cashier
Opens the Cashier window, where you can make deposits, withdrawals, see your transaction history, etc.
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Limits
Opens the Limits panel.
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Tips
Gives a tip* to the dealer.
* Option is available only if enabled by your service provider.
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Lobby
Loads the Lobby where you can join another table. Please note, that if the game round is in progress, and you have placed bets on the current table, you need to wait until the game round finishes, before you can leave your current table.
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Golden Chip

Golden Chips are bonus chips that are awarded to you in certain table games. Each Golden Chip has a specific value and can be used for betting like a normal chip. If the Golden Chip menu is available on the dashboard, it means that you have Golden Chips available for you to use in the current game.
The Golden Chip menu displays the value and the amount of the Golden Chips available in each particular game. If you have been awarded Golden Chips of different value, the menu lists all chip values and their amount. Chips of the same value from different bonuses are added up.

The Info button opens a pop-up with more information about the Golden Chips.

To bet using the Golden Chips, first select the desired Golden Chip value and then place a bet as normally. The remaining amount of Golden Chips decreases respectively.

Note that:

  • Golden Chips are only accepted as initial bets in the game. Any following activities, such as doubling, shall be deducted from your Real Money balance.
  • In card games, you cannot place a Golden Chip and regular chips on the same bet position simultaneously. However, you are welcome to mix a Golden Chip with a Real Money bet in all Roulette and SicBo games.
  • You can bet only one Golden Chip in each game round. This means that in multihand games, the Golden Chip can be placed on one hand only.

In case of a Tie or Push, the Golden Chip you bet is returned to you. Note that Tie or Push are featured only in Blackjack and poker games.

When your Golden Chip bet wins, the value of the winning Golden Chip is deducted from your win amount.

All game rounds that are played using Golden Chips are also distinguished in game history with the corresponding (GC) icon.

Note: This feature can be enabled or disabled by your service provider.

Live Bets Disclaimer

We make every effort to ensure that the information that is displayed to you and on our website with regards to the events is accurate. However, this is to be used for guidance purposes only. Due to the nature of these events and due to live transmissions potentially being delayed, we assume no liability for any information, including the score and time of game, being incorrect. Please ensure that you refer to the specific betting rules to see how bets are settled in particular markets. Note that this delay varies between customers and may depend on the setup from which they are receiving the data or pictures.

Live video feeds: Due to the nature of the Internet, video latency may occur. The game has been designed to ensure that players do not have advantage nor are in disadvantage due to the potential latency.

Note on malfunctions: A malfunction voids all pays and plays.

Note on rounding: Bets are always rounded down from the third decimal point. When you are refunded, and the money is transferred to your account balance, any amount smaller than 0.01 is rounded down.

Note on unresolved actions: Unpaid actions are canceled after 90 days.

Note on disconnections: If you are disconnected from the Internet in the middle of a game while playing for Real Money, please re-establish your Internet connection and log back into the Casino. You will be automatically directed to the non-live version of the game you were playing so you can finish the game round. Please note that only the cards that were on the table at the moment of disconnection are carried over to such a game round. In some cases, the video stream may allow you to see dealer cards drawn or revealed after your disconnection. These cards are not carried over to the non-live game round. If you rejoin the table before the end of the round, you can continue playing. You will be given the normal amount of time to decide on your move.

Last modification date: 8/21/2019