Seven card stud is a
no-card-swap poker game for
between two and ten players,
with five betting rounds.
Ultimately the aim is to create
the best 5 card poker hand from
the seven cards that will be
ultimately dealt to each player
over five stages.
1. All players throw in the
2. Starting from his left, the
dealer deals to each player two
cards face down and one face up.
The face down cards are known as
pocket cards and should remain
3. The first betting round
occurs. The player with the
lowest card showing starts the
betting starting. This is called
the ‘bring in’ bet. Once all
players have equaled the bet the
4. One more card is dealt to
each player face up; this is
called the Fourth Street.
5. The second betting round
occurs; from this point on, the
highest cards showing begin the
6. A fifth card is dealt to each
person face up: the Fifth Street.
7. From this point on the high
limit is applied for betting.
8. Fifth Street betting occurs,
again starting with the highest
9. A sixth card, the Sixth
Street, is dealt.
10. Sixth Street betting occurs.
11. The final, Seventh Street,
card is dealt face down.
12. The final betting round
13. The showdown: the hands of
those still in are shown. The
bet 5 cards hand of the seven
available cards wins the pot.