5 Card Stud poker can be played with between 2 and 10 players.
A game of Five Card Stud Poker follows this basic routine:
1. The dealer deals each player a card face down, the 'hole
card', and 1 face up. The player with the highest card facing
up opens the betting. During this first round of betting players
can call, raise or fold.
3. Another card is dealt to each player, face up. After this,
another round of betting takes place, starting with the player
holding the best 2 card hand showing. This player can then drop
out, check or bet, with the other players being able to play,
stay, fold or raise.
4. A third card is dealt face up and another round of betting
takes place, exactly the same betting technique of the first
5. A final fourth face up card is dealt to all players left
in the game. A final betting round takes place in exactly the
same way as the previous two, except players can call instead
of playing and staying. All players reveal their 'hole' card
and the best hand wins the pot.