If you are visiting us here, chances are that you’ve taken a trip across the border at least within the last year. No, not Mexico…Louisiana! You know, where all of the closest real casino action is to Houston. One of the more recent and innovative card games that you’ll find in all of the Lake Charles casinos is Mississippi Stud.
Mississippi Stud is a trademark of Shuffle Master Inc. Those are the automatic shuffling machines that you either love or hate – there’s no in between. If you don’t like the shuffling machine then this is probably not for you. But if you can get past that part, then the payout on this table are what you’ll get excited about. What I can tell you is that the players that you’ll see playing this game a FANATICAL about it. I don’t think I’ve seen another table game that has generated this much excitement!
HOW TO PLAY
It’s a simple game of 5-card stud. You start with your ante (typically $5 min), then each player at the table is dealt 2 cards, and the dealer is dealt 3 community cards. If you don’t like your 2 starting cards, then you can fold and it’s game-over…you’ve lost your ante.
But, if you like you cards and want to stay to see the 3rd card, you match your ante in the 3rd-street betting circle. If you REALLY like you starting cards, you can bet up to 3x your ante! The same follows for 4th-Streeet & 5th-Street.
When all is said and done, you evaluate the 5-card hand…your 2-cards and the dealer’s 3 community cards. Here is the payout table:
- Pair of 6s-10s : Push
- Pair of Js-As : 1 to 1
- 2-pair : 2 to 1
- 3 of-a-kind : 3 to 1
- Straight : 4 to 1
- Flush : 6 to 1
- Full House : 10 to 1
- 4-of-a-kind : 40 to 1
- Straight Flush : 100 to 1
- ROYAL Flush : 500 to 1
So for example, you ante $5 to start the game. You get dealt Qs-6d. You decide to stay in and see the 3rd card you you place $5 more in the 3rd-Street betting circle. The dealer turns up the 1st community cards which is Ks. You still have not made a hand yet, but you decide to stay and see the 4th card, so you bet $5 more in the 4th-Street betting circle. The dealer turns up the 2nd community cards which is Qc. YOU HIT IT. YOU’RE IN THE MONEY. YOU CAN’T LOSE. YOU CAN ONLY IMPROVE ON YOUR HAND. Now it’s a “No Brainer”…you bet $15 (3x your ante) in the 5th-street circle. The dealer turn up a 3h which doesn’t improve your hand, but guess what…you’ve just won $30.
$5 ante + $5 3rd-Street + $5 4th-Street + $15 5th-Street = $30 paid off at 1 to 1 for a pair of Queens…not bad!
If you want to try it out online before laying your money down in the casino, there is a really good simulation site at http://www.mississippi-stud.com
The site not only demos the game, but also has an excellent strategy guide for cutting down the house edge to under 5% !!!
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