Casino Stud Poker - (Basic Game)


Licence type - No Licence required
Status - Permanent
Trial originated at - N/A
Date placed on trial 1994
Licensee / proprietor -

N/A

Licensee contact details

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Basic Outline of how to play


The game is played with a single deck of cards. Ace is high, but may be used as a value of one as part of a Straight or Straight Flush, being Ace, 2,3,4,5).


Players must place an opening wager, called the “Ante”. All players and the dealer will be dealt five cards face down, with the exception of the dealer’s last card which will be dealt face up.


After looking at their cards, players who wish to remain in the game must place a further wager called the “Raise”, which must be exactly twice the amount of their original Ante wager. If they do not wish to make a “Raise” bet, they must “fold” and will lose their Ante wager.


Hands are ranked in the following descending order:-


• Royal Flush – Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 of the same suit;


• Straight Flush – five cards of consecutive values and of the same suit (e.g, 5,6,7,8,9 of hearts);


• Four of a Kind – four cards of the same value (e.g. 4 x 5’s, 4 x 8’s);


• Full House – Three cards of the same value, together with two more of the same value, but different to the first. For example, 3 x2’s with 2 x 4’s);


• Flush – five cards of the same suit but not consecutive (e.g. 5, 7, 8, 10 & King of clubs);


• Straight – five card of consecutive values but not of the same suit (e.g. 4h, 5c, 6h,7s and 8D);


• Three of a Kind – three cards of the same value (e.g. 3 x 2’s, 3 x kings);


• Two Pairs – two cards of the same value with two more of the same value, different to the first (e.g. a pair of two’s with a pair of sevens);


• One Pair – two cards of the same value;


• High Card – the highest card in a hand that otherwise does not contain any of the above rankings.


The Dealer must “qualify” with Ace / King or better in their hand in order to compete against the player’s hand.


If the Dealer’s hand DOES NOT qualify, the “Ante” wager will be paid odds of 1 to 1 and the “Raise” wager will be returned to the player.


If the Dealer’s hand DOES qualify, it will be compared against the player’s hand. If the player’s hand is of a lower ranking, both their Ante and Raise wagers will lose.


If the player’s hand is of a higher ranking than the dealer’s qualifying hand, the Ante wager will be paid 1 to 1 and the Raise wager will be paid in accordance with the odds below.


If the Dealer and Player hands are tied, both the Ante and Raise wagers will be a declared a stand off and returned to the player.


Usual Odds Payable


Odds paid if the player hand beats the dealer’s qualifying hand:-


• Straight Flush – normally paid 50 to 1

• Four of a Kind – normally paid 20 to 1

• Full House – normally paid 8 to 1

• Flush – normally paid 6 to 1

• Straight – normally paid 4 to 1

• Three of a kind – normally paid 3 to 1

• Two pairs – normally paid 2 to 1

• High card – normally paid even money


House Edge




Associated Sidebets


On a standard game - 2.51%


Name of sidebet - PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT SIDEBET

Licence type - N/A

Status - Permanent

Trial originated at - N/A

Licensee / proprietor - N/A

Licensee contact details - N/A


Basic Outline of sidebet rules / how to play


In addition to the basic game detailed above, players may place an optional side wager on the “Progressive Jackpot”. This is a wager that the player’s hand will hit one of the rankings below, irrespective of whether it also beats the dealer and / or whether the dealer’s hand qualifies. A progressive wager may not be placed unless an Ante wager is made.


Winning progressive side bet hands are, in descending order, as follows:-


• Royal Flush

• Straight Flush

• Four of a Kind

• Full House

• Flush


If the player’s hand does not hit one of the above rankings, the progressive wager will lose.


As a progressive wager, a proportion of the wager will be retained by the house (normally 30%) whilst the remainder will be added to an accumulator jackpot meter (normally 70%). Losing amounts remain on the accumulator progressive jackpot meter until subsequently won.


Usual odds payable for sidebet


• Royal Flush – normally paid 100% of the progressive jackpot meter

• Straight Flush – normally paid 10% of the progressive jackpot meter

• Four of a Kind – normally paid 100 times the value of the wager

• Full House – normally paid 75 times the value of the wager

• Flush – normally paid 50 times the value of the wager


Sidebet House Edge details


Game with a “progressive Jackpot” 4.30%

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