Casino Stud Poker at NZ

The popularity of online Poker seems to be growing with each passing year. Players prefer the comfort of their own homes over hours spent hunched over back-breaking casino chairs, and it’s easy to see why. What happens if you want to experience the joys of Live Poker while still benefiting from an afternoon relaxing on the sofa?

That’s where Casino Stud Poker comes in. Created by  Playtech  using 5-card stud poker rules, this Live Poker title is one of several top card games available at You can play any time of the day or night and it’s available on both desktop and mobile, with support for most major platforms and devices.


There are three things that you need to learn before you play any poker variant.

The first is the high card, which is usually Ace. It means that Ace is the highest card in any streak and the most valuable card in the deck. For instance, a pair of aces will beat a pair of kings, and it’s possible to have a straight that goes from 10 to Ace but not from Jack to 2.

Secondly, you need to know how Poker hand values work. Thanks to step one, you know that a pair of aces beats a pair of kings, but does three of a kind beat two pairs, does a flush beat a straight?

Finally, you need to understand the betting order, which dictates when you bet, how much you bet, and at what point the hand is settled.

All of these things are quite simple when it comes to Casino Stud Poker. In fact, the first two are the same as they are for other popular Poker variants.

Check out the rules below for more information.

Casino Stud Poker Hands

In Casino Stud Poker, you will automatically receive a payout if your hand beats the dealer. You don’t need to work it out. However, it still helps to understand Poker hand rankings as they will give you something to play for and ensure you know how to read the game.

  • Royal Flush: The best possible hand in a game of poker. A royal flush is a straight flush using the highest possible cards, such as the 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace of Hearts.
  • Straight Flush: Consecutive cards of the same suit.
  • Four of a Kind: Four cards with the same face value.
  • Full House: A pair and a three of a kind.
  • Flush: A hand of cards that are in the same suit. They don’t need to be consecutive.
  • Straight: A hand of consecutive cards. They do not need to be in the same suit.
  • Three of a Kind: Three cards with the same face value.
  • Two Pairs: Two pairs of two cards that have the same value.
  • One Pair: Two cards with the same face value.
  • High Card: A high card is simply the highest card in the hand and is used to classify the value of the hand when there are no pairs or other valuable hands.

Casino Stud Poker Rules

To play a game of Casino Stud Poker, you need to make an ante bet. Once this bet has been made, both the player and the dealer will be dealt 5 cards. The player’s cards will be face-up to allow all contributing players to see. Only one of the dealer’s cards will be face-up.

The next step is to either fold or call. If you fold, the hand ends and you lose the ante. If you call, you will be charged a 2x stake and the hands will be revealed and compared.

The dealer needs to qualify before going any further. To qualify, they must have a hand that is at least king high. If they don’t have such a hand, the player’s call bet will be returned, and they will win 1x on their ante.

If the dealer qualifies, their hand is then compared to the player’s hand:

  • Player loses = Ante and call bets are lost
  • Player Wins = 1x win on the ante; call bet win is based on the payout table.

The side bets are optional and include:

  • 5+1: A 5 card hand is formed from all 5 player cards and the dealer’s 1 face-up card. It pays according to the table.
  • Jackpot: A progressive jackpot is triggered for a royal flush. Other payouts are available (see payout table).


The maximum payout in Casino Stud Poker is the progressive jackpot. The jackpot is only available through the jackpot side bet and the winnings are shared among all players participating in the side bet.

The maximum payout in the main game is 100:1 and this jumps to 1000:1 for the 5+1 side bet.

See the payout table below for a full list of main game and side bet payouts.

Casino Stud Poker HandPayout5+1 Side BetJackpot Side Bet
Royal Flush100:11000:1Jackpot
Straight Flush50:1200:12500x
4 of a Kind25:1100:1250x
Full House10:120:150x
3 of a Kind3:17:13x
2 Pairs2:1xx
High Card1:1xx


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Although the Jackpot side bet is fixed at an RTP of 81.84%, the main game is a high 98.18%. The 5+1 jackpot is somewhere in the middle of the two at a respectable 91.44%. You can play either or neither of these side bets when you wager on a hand of Casino Stud Poker.

$0.50 is the minimum bet for Casino Stud Poker. It’s a low amount, but it’s still important to make sure it’s within your budget and that you always gamble responsibly.

The maximum bet climbs to $500 per hand. This is the upper limit and the maximum that you can wager at a time.

Of course! As with all games at—including other Live Poker titles—Casino Stud Poker is supported on mobile devices. You should be able to play on most devices (tablets, phones, phablets) and platforms (iOS and Android). What’s more, the game has been optimized in consideration for smaller screens and so it looks great whether you have the biggest Galaxy Tab or the smallest iPhone.

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