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Day: September 8, 2020

POKER VARIATIONS: GAMES THAT USE WILDCARDS

POKER VARIATIONS: GAMES THAT USE WILDCARDS

Many people enjoy wildcard Poker games in BK Thailand but there are also some who hate them. There are also those who may feel somewhere in the middle. Some wildcard Poker variations are so weird you might wonder why people enjoy them. But, there are plenty of wildcard games that are very fun and challenging.

Cow Pie Stud with Joker

This variation is a split-pot version of 7 Card Stud. The game uses a deck of 53 cards, including a limited wildcard which is the Joker. Players can only use the wildcard as an Ace, or to complete a straight, flush, or straight flush. Deals, gameplay, and betting options are the same as 7 Card Stud. Players rearrange their cards into 2 separate hands after the 7th street betting. One hand is a regulation 5-card Poker hand and the other is a 2-card Poker hand. Up cards should stay up and down cards must stay down. The 5-card hand should outrank the 2-card hand. Each hand must have at least one down card. A final round of betting takes place and then the players reveal their hands. The pot gets split between the highest 5-card hand and the highest 2-card hand.

Bummer Poker

Players either have to bet/raise or fold in Bummer Poker. There is no checking like in other variations. Board cards are one by one exposed after each betting round. The second board card and any cards with the same rank are wildcards. The first board cannot be a wildcard except when it is of the same rank as the wildcard. Players will use 5 of the 7 available cards to form their hand. The rest of the rules and gameplay are the same as traditional Poker.

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King Tut

The game begins with players receiving 4 hole cards each. The board card formation is a pyramid of 3 horizontal rows. There are 3 cards at the bottom, 2 in the middle, and a single card at the top. The single card at the top and 3 other cards of that rank are wildcards. Players need to use 2 of their hole cards and a card from each of the 3 horizontal rows to form their hand. Revelation of cards begins with the bottom, then the middle, and finally the top. A round of betting takes place between each revelation.

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MISSISSIPPI STUD POKER: A BASIC GUIDE

MISSISSIPPI STUD POKER: A BASIC GUIDE

Poker has so many variations and each has its own rules and different gameplay. Examples are Three-Card Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, QQ Online, Let It Ride, and Pai Gow Poker. For most poker games, you compete with other players for their money and they compete for yours. A house-banked game, like Blackjack, is somewhat different. The house takes all the bets and players compete with the dealer, not with each other. Among its many versions, Mississippi Stud is a simple house-banked game to play. The winner only depends on the final five-card hand of the player. You need proper skills in deciding how much to raise or fold.

Rules

The rules of Mississippi Stud Poker are somehow like the rules of Blackjack. You sit at one side of the table with other players where the dealer is on the other side of the table. Players make bets and the dealer covers those bets. You play against the house and do not need to beat the other players. You do not have to beat a dealer hand because you will get paid based on the final value of your hand.

    • Players first make ante wager.
  • The dealer then gives each player two faced down cards. Three community cards will be facing down. Players can examine their own cards but not the cards of other players.
  • Each player can then choose to fold or make a 3rd Street bet. The bet can be one to three times the ante.
  • The dealer will then turn the first community card over.
  • Players will then either fold or make a 4th Street bet. Again, the bet can be one to three times the ante.
  • The dealer will flip the second community card over.
  • Again, players will choose to either fold or make a 5th Street bet. The bet can be once or thrice the ante.
  • The third community card is then turned over.
  • All wagers will then get paid according to the pay table.

Pay table

The payouts for Mississippi Stud Poker depend on the poker rankings of your final hand.

Hand : Payout

  • Royal Flush = 500:1
  • Straight Flush = 100:1
  • Four-of-a-Kind = 40:1
  • Full House = 10:1
  • Flush = 6 :1
  • Straight = 4:1
  • Three-of-a-Kind = 3:1
  • Two Pairs= 2:1
  • Pair of Jacks or Better = 1:1
  • Pair of 6s – 10s = Push
  • Others = Loss

Strategy

Most casino games have on strategic element involved. The only strategy is to make a bet that has a lower house edge. Most casino games involve decisions that need a strategy. Mississippi Stud Poker only depends on your decision to fold or play. You only have to decide how much to bet. These decisions will depend on your hand.

You can find free Mississippi Stud Poker online and practice the gameplay to be better at the game.