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Gaming 101: Mississippi Stud

Date of Post: Jul 2, 2014

At Four Winds Casinos, we occasionally receive requests from guests about learning how to play table games. We understand that it can be intimidating to walk up to a table with seasoned players and try to learn a new game, so we're going to teach you how to play Mississippi Stud!

Mississippi Stud® is a five-card poker game that lets you bet up to 10 units on a single hand. In this card game, you compete against a paytable, not against the dealer, and you win if your hand is a pair of jacks or better.

Playing

To start a hand of Mississippi Stud, you must first make an ante bet to receive your first two cards. The dealer will then deal three community cards, utilizing a burn and turn method, in the middle of the layout.

At this point, you may either fold or make the 3rd Street bet of 1x-3x your ante. The dealer then reveals the first community card. Once you see the first community card, you have a choice; fold or make the 4th Street Bet of 1x-3x your ante. The dealer then reveals the second community card. Once again, you can fold or stay in the game by making the 5th Street bet from 1x-3x your ante. 

Winning and Losing

When you fold, you forfeit your ante and any additional main game bets placed. The three card bonus bet remains in action until the three community cards are exposed.

After the dealer turns over the final community card, he resolves all wagers left in action. You win if your five-card hand is a pair of jacks or better (pairs of 6s-10s push). The top payout is 500 to 1 for a royal flush and it pays on all bets! It also features an optional 3 Card Bonus side bet.  5 card hand rankings are as follows:

  • Royal Flush (A,K,Q,J,10 of same suit)
  • Straight Flush (3,4,5,6,7 of same suit)
  • Four-Of-A-Kind
  • Full House (A, A, 8,8,8,)
  • Flush (five cards of the same suit)
  • Straight (five cards in sequential rank in at least two different suits)
  • Three-Of-A-Kind
  • Two Pair
  • Jacks Or Better
  • Pair of 6s to 10s

3 Card Bonus Optional Side Bet

You may make the optional 3 Card Bonus bet in addition to your standard Mississippi Stud wager. At the casino’s discretion, you may bet more on this bonus than the base game wagers. If the three community cards contain a pair or better, your 3 Card Bonus bet wins.

Still unsure about playing Mississippi Stud? Just let the dealer know it's your first time playing and they will be happy to help you. With three Mississippi Stud tables at Four Winds New Buffalo, two Mississippi Stud tables at Four Winds Hartford and one Mississippi Stud table at Four Winds Dowagiac, you've got great options to learn and enjoy the game of Mississippi Stud!

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