Crown Casino Melbourne offers many jackpot games for igh rollers to play and win. Among the many one is an interesting poker game called the Mississippi stud poker. In this game the aim is to make the highest possible five-card poker hand. Compete against the pay table, rather than playing against the dealer. There are three opportunities to bet or fold. One optional bet play for the big progressive jackpot.
What is Mississippi Stud Poker?
Mississippi Stud Poker is a five-card poker game that lets players bet up to 10 units on a single hand. Players compete against a paytable, not against the dealer, and you win if your hand is a pair of jacks or better. Receive a pair of 6s through 10s and push. Players make their best 5 card poker hand using their 2 cards and 3 community cards. 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.
How to play Mississippi Stud Poker?
Mississippi Stud Poker will be played with one deck having 52 cards without jokers, with backs of the same colour and design. Where the game is played using an Automatic or Continuous Shuffling Machine as permitted two decks with the colour of the first deck being different to the second deck may be used and alternated in and out of play. The cards will be checked prior to the commencement of gaming and counted for completeness at the conclusion of gaming.
- Players start the game by making an Ante bet. It’s important to have at least four times the Ante to be able to play the hand to completion. Players that do not will be unable to finish the hand and will be forced to fold.
- Players start with two cards dealt. Three cards are placed face down in the center. These are community cards used by all players at the table. The dealer does not have any cards as the payouts are based solely on the rank of the hand made by the players.
- The player looks at the first two cards and determines whether to make a bet or fold. The first community card is exposed. Players must either make a bet or fold. After this, the second community card is exposed. Players must again either make a bet or fold. The last community card is then shown.
All of these wagers are equal to the Ante or three times it. In general, three times bets are reserved for those that have already one or have the potential to make a royal or straight flush.
Rules of the game and hand ranking
All suits have the same rank. The rank of cards, from highest to lowest, will be as follows:
Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, except as provided in Rule 3.6 where the Ace may be counted low.
Order and Meaning of Poker Hand Values
The order of hands, lowest to highest is as follows:
(a) Five odd cards. For example Q, 10, 6, 4, 2
(b) One pair. For example 10, 10, K, 6, 3
(c) Two pairs. For example 7, 7, 4, 4, J
(d) Three of a kind. For example Q, Q, Q, 8, 3
(e) Straight – any five cards of more than one suit, in sequence. An Ace may count high or low in a straight. For example: 5, 4, 3, 2, Ace or Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10.
(f) Flush – five cards of the same suit, not in sequence. For example K, J, 9, 5, 2, all diamonds.
(g) Full House – three cards of one kind plus two of another. For example: K, K, K, J, J. All hands take their rank from the three of a kind.
(h) Four of a kind. For example: Ace, Ace, Ace, Ace, 7.
(i) Straight Flush – five cards of the same suit in sequence, other than a Royal Flush.
(j) Royal Flush – the five top cards, all of the same suit. For example Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, all spades
Wagers will be accepted only in chips. A wager by a player will be placed on the appropriate area of the table layout prior to the first card being dealt for a round of play. Wagers orally declared will only be accepted if accompanied by chips, cash, vouchers or authorised tokens, which must be immediately converted to chips and placed on the table layout before the Dealer announces that no more bets may be placed. Prior to the first card being dealt for each round of play, players will be given the opportunity to place a wager on: Ante; and Where offered by the Casino Operator, Jackpot.
After having been dealt his/her hole cards, a player may elect to continue in the game by placing a wager which is one to three times the amount of his/her Ante wager on the 3rd Street, then after the Dealer reveals the first community card on the 4th Street and then after the Dealer reveals the second community Card on the 5th Street.
Providing that a street wager placed by a player is one to three times the amount of his/her Ante wager, the wagers placed on 3rd, 4th and 5th streets may vary and do not have to be equal to one another. Until a decision has been made in respect of any wager, once the first card has been dealt, no player will handle, remove or alter his/her wager(s).
A wager placed on Ante will: Stand-off where the player’s hand contains a pair of sixes (6s) to tens (10s) (inclusive);
Win where the player’s hand contains a pair of Jacks or higher; and Lose where the player: Elects to Fold and take no further part in the game; or Does not have a hand which contains a pair of sixes (6s) or higher.
A wager placed on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Streets will: Stand-off where the player’s hand contains a pair of sixes (6s) to tens (10s) (inclusive); or Win where the player’s hand is a pair of Jacks or higher; and Lose where the player’s hand does not contain a pair of sixes (6s) or higher.
A wager placed on Jackpot will: Win when the player has elected to continue in the game by placing a wager on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Streets and his/her hole cards, together with the community cards, form a poker hand which qualifies for a bonus payout ; or Lose when the player either folds or has elected to continue in the game by placing a wager on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Streets, but his/her hole cards together with the community cards do not form a poker hand which qualifies for a bonus payout.
Winning Jackpot Wager Prize Payouts
|Four of a Kind||40-1|
|Three of a Kind||3-1|
|Pair of Jacks or Better||1-1|
|Pair of 6’s or 10’s||Push|
To win the game you should raise three times on the first betting round with any pair. This goes to just one time if a player holds a card jack or higher or two cards six or higher. Any other hand should be folded.
After the first community card is exposed, players should raise three times with a pair of 6’s or better or three straight flush cards that connect, have one gap and a card jack or higher or have two gaps and two cards jack or higher. A onetime raise should be made on any three suited cards, a pair of 2’s through 5’s and any open ended straight draw. A one-gap straight draw with at least two cards six and higher should also be made. Any other hand should be folded.
Also you should raise three times on the Fifth Street bet if holding a pair of 6’s or higher, four suited cards and four to an open ended straight at least eight-high. Raise one time on any straight draw, pair of 2’s through 5’s, four cards six and higher or two jacks and higher as well as any busted straight hand with at least three cards six and higher.
Crown Casino Melbourne also offers this game in tournament and Aussies simply love to play this poker game.