Mississippi Stud

This is a table game that is very popular in Mississippi Casinos, which is like a shortened version of Texas hold’em. In this game, players are each dealt two cards to start. Some say it is similar to playing 3 card poker, and it is quite simple to play with players having an option of multiple bets to choose from.

The rules of Mississippi Stud

  1. The player makes a bet known as the Ante.
  2. The dealer gives each player two cards placed face down on the table, and an additional three community cards also dealt face down. These three community cards are the flop, turn and river.
  3. The player may choose to fold or make 3rd street bet that is one to three times the value of the ante bet.
  4. The first community card referred to as the flop card is then turned over.
  5. The player may fold or make a 4th street bet that is one to three times the value of the ante bet.
  6. The second community card referred to as the turn is then turned over.
  7. The player may fold or make a 5th street bet that is one to three times the ante bet.
  8. The third community card referred to as the river is then turned over.
  9. The five card hand is then paid according certain payouts.

Payouts in Mississippi stud poker

Hands are paid based on how difficult it is to attain them. Players are allowed to make their 2nd, 3rd and 4th bets at three times their first bet.

  • A Royal flush pays the winner 500 to 1.
  • A straight flush combination pays out 100 to 1.
  • Four of a kind pays 40 to 1.
  • A full house pays 10 to 1.
  • A flush hand pays the winner 6 to 1.
  • A straight pays out 4 to 1.
  • A three of a kind pays out 3 to 1.
  • A two- pair hand pays out 2 to 1.
  • A pair of Jacks or cards of a higher value such as kings, queens or aces pay out 1 to 1.
  • A pair of 6s through to 10s is a push.
  • Any other hand is a loss for the player.

For a first time player, Mississippi stud poker offers higher risks than other stud poker variations. The players play against the dealer and are also expected to beat the other players at the table. It is necessary to be familiar with all the game rules and have a few strategies in hand to help you make money at this game.

One of these simple strategies is that no matter how bad the game is going, be patient until you get to the 3rd street before you give up and fold. This is the stage at which you can assess your actual position in the game to determine whether it is wise to fold or not. In this game, a pair greater than five is a strong hand, and if you have this at the 3rd street point, continue raising your bets till the showdown because you will have a big chance of winning the pot with such a hand.

These are some facts about Mississippi stud poker and some simple strategies to help you get ahead.