7 stud video poker
7 stud video poker is a video poker game based on seven card stud poker. This makes 7 stud video poker somewhat of an oddity, because the vast majority of video poker games are based on 5 card draw poker. It can be quite difficult to find casinos that offer 7 stud video poker, both online and offline.
The only type of 7 stud video poker that we have encountered is one played with a standard 52 card deck + one joker. If 7 stud video poker catches on, game developers will probably start offering other types of 7 stud video poker in addition to this one, e.g. 7 stud video poker with several joker cards and 7 stud video poker where the deuces are wild cards.
You do not discard any cards in 7 card video poker. Instead, your strategy will be based on betting. This is because it is a stud poker game, not a draw poker game.
How to play 7 stud video poker
- Make your wager and start the game.Unlike most other forms of video poker, 7 stud video poker have several betting rounds, which is important to take into account when you decide the size of your initial wager. The size of your initial wager will determine how much you can bet later in the game. If you for instance make a 3 coin initial wager, you will not be able to bet more than 3 coins in any of the following betting rounds.
- You will now receive seven cards. Two of these cards will be face up, while the other five cards are face down. (You can not turn up the face down cards at this stage.)
- You are now allowed to make a wager. If you make a wager, one of the five face down cards will be turned up. If you want an additional card to be turned up, you need to make another wager, and so on. You have to pay for each card that you wish to see.
- Once you have paid to see all the cards, the game is over. If your poker hand is good enough, you get paid. If not, you lose all the wagers.
Payout table for 7 Card Stud Video Poker
This is a payout table for 7 Card Stud Video Poker where the lowest paying hand is Three of a Kind.
Always check the payout table for the specific machine you wish to play on, since payout tables do vary from machine to machine.
|Hand||1 coin bet||2 coin bet||3 coin bet||4 coin bet||5 coin bet|
|Royal Straight Flush||100||200||300||400||500|
|Five of a Kind*||75||150||225||300||375|
|Four of a Kind||10||20||30||40||50|
|Three of a Kind||1||2||3||4||5|
*The joker card makes it possible to form the unusual poker hand Five of a Kind.