how to play casino stud poker

Casino Stud Poker

Casino Stud Poker or ‘Caribbean Stud’ is a casino game where players competing with the dealer.  Also, the best thing about this game is that there are no tough rules and strategies to follow.

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.

Game Rules

Each Live Casino Stud Poker game begins with players placing a bet (or ‘ante’) in front of the seat they occupy. This is a mandatory bet before the cards are dealt. Minimum and maximum bet limits apply.

The dealer then announces, “No more bets”. All players and the dealer then each receive five cards. The players’ cards are dealt face up. The dealer’s cards are dealt face down, except for the dealer’s last card which is face up.

After examining their five cards, each player has the option to fold or raise (place a Call bet). If the player decides to raise then the player must make a raise wager (a Call bet) exactly twice their Ante bet. If the player folds he forfeits his cards and Ante bet.

The dealer then turns over their other four cards to reveal their complete hand of five cards.

The dealer must have an ace and a king or higher to qualify. (In other words, the lowest qualifying hand for the dealer would be ace, king, 4, 3, 2 and the highest non-qualifying hand would be ace, queen, jack, 10, 9.)

Hands strength  & Main Payout Table:

Hand rank Description Payout
Royal Flush

An Ace-High straight of one suit

Example: A ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ 10 

100 : 1
Straight Flush

A straight of entirely one suit

Example: 3 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

50 : 1
Four of a Kind Four cards of the same rank

Example: J ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ ♣ 

25 : 1
Full House

Three of a Kind and a Pair

Example: K ♠ ♥ ♦ ♦ ♠ 

10 : 1

Five cards of the same suit

Example: 3 ♥ ♥ ♥ 10 ♥ 

7 : 1

Five cards of sequential rank

Example: 6 ♠ ♥ ♣ ♠ 10 ♦ 

5 : 1
Three of a Kind

Three cards of the same rank

Example: A ♠ ♥ ♣ ♠ J♥ 

3 : 1
Two Pairs Two cards of the same rank and another two cards of the same rank

Example: 3 ♣ ♠ Q♥ ♠ ♠ 

2 :1

Two cards of the same rank

Example: A ♠ ♥ ♦ ♠ 10 ♥ 

1 :1
High Card

Highest card in the hand

Example: 2 ♠ ♥ ♦ ♠ ♠ 

1 :1

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.

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


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.



Royal Flush


Straight Flush


Four of a Kind


Full House






Three of a Kind


All other


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