How To Play Seven Card Stud
Watch more How to Play Poker videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/270-How-to-Play-Poker Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn the rules of playing Seven Card Stud. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Choose dealer Choose a dealer. One way to do this is to deal cards around the table face-up. The first player to get an Ace is the dealer. Step 2: Shuffle & cut The dealer shuffles and cuts the deck of cards. Step 3: Ante up Each player "antes up" by placing an amount predetermined by the dealer into the pot. Step 4: Deal cards The dealer deals around three times, distributing a card at a time to each player, for a total of three cards each. The first two cards—called "hole cards"—are dealt face-down; the third card—called a "door card"—is dealt face-up. Step 5: Opening bet The dealer announces the lowest card showing, and a round of betting follows, opened by the player holding the lowest card and proceeding clockwise to his or her left. The opening bet is called a "bring in" and is usually a small, nominal amount. Tip If two or more players hold low cards of the same value, the cards are then ranked alphabetically by their suit—club, diamond, heart, spade. So if four players hold Twos, the one holding the Two of clubs makes the "bring in" bet. Step 6: Deal 4th & bet The dealer deals a fourth card—called "fourth street" or "the turn"—face-up to each player. The dealer announces the highest card or hand showing and a round of betting follows, started by the player holding that high card or hand and proceeding clockwise to his or her left. Tip It's also customary for the dealer to announce any pairs that may be showing after the fourth card is dealt and any raises that occur during betting. Step 7: Deal 5th & bet The dealer deals a fifth card—called "fifth street"—face-up to each player. The dealer announces the highest card or hand showing and betting again follows, started by the holder of that high card or hand and proceeding clockwise to his or her left. Step 8: Deal 6th & bet The dealer deals a sixth card—called "sixth street"—face-up to each player. The dealer announces the high card or hand and betting again follows, started by the holder of that high card or hand and proceeding clockwise to his or her left. Step 9: Deal 7th & bet The dealer deals the final card—called "seventh street" or "the river"—face-down to each player. The dealer announces the highest card or hand showing and a final round of betting occurs, started by the holder of that high card or hand and proceeding clockwise to his or her left. Step 10: Show & win When the betting has stopped, every player still in the game turns their hand face-up, starting with the dealer. The player holding the best five-card poker hand wins the game. Did You Know? A poker hand of two black Aces over two black Eights is called a "Dead Man's Hand"—according to legend, those are cards Wild Bill Hickok was holding when he was gunned down in 1876.