Mississippi Stud is a particularly simple game based on poker scores. As in all best live poker tables, you sit around a semicircular table and the dealer will operate on the opposite side. Mississippi Stud uses a 52-card deck of French cards, and the object of these classic casino games is to combine your personal cards with the community cards exposed by the dealer in order to obtain the highest poker hand.
For this reason, it is important to note that you are not playing against the dealer or against other players: in a sense, you are playing against yourself, as one must try to reach the best point independently of the others.
The first step is to place a mandatory ante, which is a necessary amount defined by the casino to start the game round. Depending on the table, the ante usually ranges from £5 to £100.
Once everyone has put the ante, the dealer will deal three hole cards to the dealer and deliver two hole cards to each player. The first three cards, the ones on the bank, will act as community cards for everyone; the two hole cards that each receives must be examined (without revealing to the other players which are theirs) and will be the personal cards of each participant.
At this point, comes the first important decision: to decide, based on your cards, whether to bet on the “3rd street bet” box. Basically, if you believe you have a starting hand with potential, you can make a bet equal to one, two or three times the initial bet. If, on the other hand, you believe you have a poor starting hand, you can fold your cards, losing the previous ante bet.
For those who have placed the 3rd street bet, the first of the three community cards is revealed.
If the first community card seems to be able to combine with the two personal cards, you can choose to bet now on “4th street bet”. The bet, just like the previous one, can be equal to one, two or three times the ante. Or, you can fold your hand by losing your ante and 3rd street bet.
Those who bet on 4th street bet will be able to see the second community card, which, similarly to the previous one, will take us to the same next step.
In fact, if the second community card seems to be able to combine with the two personal cards and with the previous community card, you can choose to bet now on “5th street bet”. The bet, just like the previous ones, can be equal to one, two or three times the ante. Or, you can fold the hand by losing the ante, 3rd street bet and 4th street bet.
For those who bet again, the last community card will be revealed and you will have to see which poker point your hand has reached. The higher the point obtained, the higher the dealer pays.
Payout of winnings in Mississippi Stud
- Royal Flush 500 to 1
- 100 to 1 color scale
- Poker 40 to 1
- Full House 10 to 1
- Color 6 to 1
- 4 to 1 scale
- Three of a kind 3 to 1
- Double pair 2 to 1
- A pair from Jack up 1 to 1
- Pairs 6-10 – Push (tie, no payout)
The important thing is that n the top UK online casinos, every single bet is paid according to the table just indicated (therefore the payment is made for ante, 3rd street bet, 4th street bet and 5th street bet); so, assuming you bet £10 ante and £30 in each betting round and hit a nice straight, we’d get £400 (that’s £10 ante for 4, so £40, plus £90 of the three bets multiplied by 4, or £360).
Ultimately, we can say that in this game it is difficult to get very high scores… but once they occur, the payout is really high!