Seven Card Stud Poker - Rules - Colorado
The play -- Seven-card stud poker: In Colorado the games of Seven-card low stud, Seven-card high stud and Seven-card high-low stud poker must be played according to the following rules:
- In seven-card stud poker, the player receives two cards dealt face downward and one card dealt face upward. The players receive three additional cards dealt face upward and a final card dealt face downward, with a betting round after each card.
- After all bets are made and if there are two or more players remaining in the game, there is a showdown.
- In Seven-card low stud, the best qualifying low hand wins the pot. The best low qualifying hand is determined by the licensee.
- In Seven-card high stud, the best qualifying high hand wins the pot.
- In Seven-card high-low stud, the best qualifying high hand and the best qualifying low hand split the pot.
- If there is no qualifying low hand, a player who wins high receives the entire pot.
- A player who wins in one direction and ties a player in the other direction receives three-quarters of the pot.
- A player who wins in both directions without a tie receives all of the pot.
- Aces may be used for either high or low. At the discretion of the casino, a qualifier may be used to restrict the low hands. Straights and flushes do not impair the value of a hand for low.