Stud Poker is an online version of the five-card stud poker game
on cruise ships plying the sparkling blue Caribbean waters. Stud Poker
is a fast paced game, easy to learn and fun to play. You play the hand
you’re dealt – there is no draw in Stud – so you don't have to decide
cards to hold. All player hands are pitted against the dealer’s hand,
against each other. You "ante up", receive your hand and get a look at
one of the dealer's cards. You then have the opportunity to fold or
your bet to see if you beat the dealer’s hand.
Our Stud Poker is a multi-hand game,
meaning you can play up to 3 hands at the same time. Simply place
in the betting circles to either side of the center seat if you want to
play additional hands. It makes the game much more interesting and
your chances of winning.
A player begins by placing a starting
bet (“ante”) in the Ante circle and then clicking the Deal button.
Players are dealt five cards face
up while the dealer is dealt four cards face down and one card face up.
Players then evaluate their hands and decide on one of two options:
The dealer's hand is revealed and compared
to the player's hand (if player's hand is still in play).
- Fold – Play stops and the player loses
the ante bet
- Play – The player places an additional
wager in the Bet area. Known as the "Back Bet", this must be double the
amount of the Ante wager.
The dealer must qualify, however,
with a hand consisting of an Ace and a King (Ace/King) or better. If
dealer fails to qualify, the player receives even money on the amount
on the Ante, while the Back Bet is a push (in other words, no money is
paid on the additional wager made after the cards were dealt).
If the dealer qualifies with an Ace/King
or better, and if the dealer's hand is higher than the player's hand,
the player loses both wagers (the Ante and the Back Bet). If the
hand is higher than the dealer's hand, the player receives even money
the Ante wager and a bonus amount wagered for the Back Bet based on the
|One Pair or less
|Three of a Kind
|Four of a Kind
In the case of a Tie, where the player’s
hand is of equal rank with the dealer’s hand, both bets are a push
paid nor taken).
Players can participate in the optional
Progressive Jackpot. The amount of the current Jackpot is reflected in
the upper right-hand corner of the table.
The progressive Jackpot wager is
$1.00 per hand. To participate, insert a $1 chip into the slot above
Ante circle at your seat.
Regardless of the outcome of the
poker hand, any player holding a Jackpot hand who has wagered the
Jackpot will receive a bonus for that hand according to the following
|Four of a Kind
|10% of Jackpot
|100% of Jackpot
RANKING OF POKER HANDS:
The highest ranking hand possible.
An Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 of the same suit. Starting with an
all five cards are in sequence and in a common suit.
Five cards both in sequence and
common suit, but not starting with an Ace.
Four of a Kind
Four cards of the same rank.
Three cards of one rank and two
cards of another rank.
Five cards of same suit.
Five cards in sequence (Aces may
be used high or low).
Three of a Kind
Three cards of same rank.
Two groups of two cards of same
Two cards of the same rank.
The rank of hands containing less
than one pair is determined by the highest ranking card.
Deal — Starts the game by
dealing a hand to each player who placed an Ante bet and to the dealer.
Deal is inactive until at least one Ante circle has at least a minimum
Re-Bet — Places the same wager
amounts on the same Ante circles as you had for the previous hand. If
wish, you may modify these amounts prior to clicking the Deal button.
Clear — Clears all wagers
from the table and returns the amounts to your balance.
Once the Deal button is clicked,
these first three controls disappear and cards are dealt to each player
position with an Ante bet. Then the following two controls appear at
position in turn, starting from right to left.
Play — Keeps this hand in
the game and automatically places the Back Bet (2 times the Ante bet)
the Bet circle (deducting that amount from your balance). Play passes
the next position or, if this is the last position, the dealer’s hand
revealed to determine win/lose/tie for any hands that did not fold.
Fold — Ends the hand for this
position and the player loses the Ante bet. Play passes to the next
or, if this is the last position, the dealer’s hand is revealed to
win/lose/tie for any hands that did not fold.
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