7 Card Stud Poker Rules

Description and Objective

The goal of 7 Stud Poker is to get a winning poker hand as listed in the pay table. In 7 Stud Poker, the Player is dealt seven cards with the first and third card revealed immediately. The Player can place multiple bets to reveal each card one at a time or can select Deal All to reveal all remaining cards. Cards are revealed one at a time in this order: 5th card, 6th card, then all remaining cards.

When the Player’s hand contains a Straight or better, there is an option to double your win in a Double or Nothing Bonus Round. In the Double or Nothing Bonus Round, six cards are dealt face up and one card is dealt face down. The Player must predict whether the face down card is Big (8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, or King) or Small (Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6). If the Player chooses correctly, they win. If the face down card is a 7, the Player loses. If the Player wins, they will be able to double their win again or to end the Double or Nothing Bonus Round.


  • Hands are graded based on a pay table.
  • Cards are dealt from a single deck.
  • Cards are shuffled after every hand.

Hand Values

Hands are ranked in order of; 3 of a kind, Straight, Flush, Full House, 4 of a kind, Straight Flush, 5 of a Kind, Royal Flush. Please see the pay table on the current machine for more information.

The Player Can Win If:

  • The final hand is Three of a Kind or better.

The Player Loses If:

  • The final hand does not contain Three of a Kind or better.

Player Actions/Button Descriptions:

Bet – The Player purchases credits by clicking on chips to put into the game, then decides whether to bet 1-5 coins, each increasing the payout for a winning hand.

Bet One – Clicking Bet One bets one coin each time it is clicked up to a maximum of five coins.

Bet Max – Clicking Max Bet bets five coins and deals the cards.

Deal – Deals the remaining card(s) after the 2nd, 3rd or 4th bets are placed.

Deal All – Deals all of the remaining cards after a bet has been placed or after cards have been selected to be ‘held’.

Cashout – Click on the red Cashout button to stop playing and cash out your credits and winnings.

Payout – Payouts are based on the pay table displayed in the game. Payouts increase when you increase your bet per hand and when you place multiple bets on the same hand.

Single Hand 7 Stud Poker

Each Video Poker game that consists of one hand can be played for $0.05, $0.25, $0.50, $1, and $5.

Card Ranks

Cards are ranked in order from highest to lowest: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2. Cards of different suits and the same rank are equal. Jokers substitute for any other card. Jokers are not used in the Double or Nothing Bonus Round.

Bonus Bet

  • The Bonus Bet is a bet that you will get Four of a Kind, a Straight Flush, or a Royal Flush using a card value that you specify.
  • To place a Bonus Bet, click the Card Selection button to select a card value, then click Bonus Bet.
  • To win the Bonus Bet, you must place all four bets, you must get a Four of Kind, a Straight Flush, or a Royal Flush, and your winning hand cannot use a Joker.

Important – Once a Bonus Bet is made, it will stay active and will automatically be placed for all future hands until you click Remove Bonus Bet.

You must have a $5 account balance to play multi-hand video poker.

Video Poker Hands (Highest To Lowest)

Hands in Video Poker are generally ranked in the order based on the following table, but the game-specific pay tables may vary and are always posted on each machine.

Payouts – Raise Bet

Hand Name Description Example
Royal Flush 10, J, Q, K, A of same suit 10H, QH, JH, AH, KH
5 of a Kind 4 cards of same rank, plus a joker 9S, 9H, 9D, 9C, JOKER
Straight Flush In sequence, 5 cards of same suit 3S, 4S, 5S, 6S, 7S
4 of a Kind 4 cards of same rank 6D, 6S, 6C, 6H
Full House 3 of a kind, plus a pair 2H, 2D, 2S, 3H, 3S
Flush 5 cards of same suit 2D, 4D, 6D, 8D, 9D
Straight 5 cards in sequence 3H, 4C, 5H, 6S, 7D
3 of a Kind 3 cards of same rank 7H, 7S, 7D
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