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How to Play Mississippi Stud in Las Vegas

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Mississippi Stud is a poker-based game where the players compete against a pay table rather than each other or the dealer. Player's just needs a pair of Jacks or higher to win. Any pair of 6s through 10s will be a push.

Object of Mississippi Stud

The object of Mississippi Stud 3 Card Bonus is for the players and the dealer to use their two cards and the three community cards in forming the best possible five-card poker hand.

How to Play Mississippi Stud

Prior to the first card being dealt for each round of play, players must make an Ante Wager, as well as any optional bonus bets, until the house dealer announces, "no more bets". The dealer will then deliver the first two cards face-down to each player, moving clockwise around the table. The dealer will then place three community cards face down in the middle of the layout. (the two cards will be combined with three community cards to create a five-card poker hand)

3rd Street Wager
Play or Fold After examining their cards, each player who placed an Ante bet will now be given the option to either make the 3rd Street bet in an amount equal to one, two, or three times the amount of their Ante Wager or fold and forfeit the Ante Wager and thereby ending their participation in the round of play with the exception of a player that placed a 3 Card Bonus bet.

At the end of the 3rd Street bet, the dealer will collect all forfeited bets and associated cards, and place them in the discard rack. For players who made a 3 Card Bonus bet and folds, the dealer will remove the base game bet and tuck the folded cards under the player’s 3 Card Bonus bet.

4th Street Wager
Play or Fold The Dealer will then turn over and reveal the first community card. After seeing the first community card, each player will now be given the option to either place a 4th Street bet in an amount equal to one, two, or three times the amount of the player’s Ante Wager or fold and forfeit the Ante Wager and 3rd Street wagers and thereby end their participation in the round of play with the exception of a player that placed a 3 Card Bonus bet.

At the end of the 4th Street bet, the dealer repeats the process of collecting all forfeited bets and associated cards.

5th Street Wager
Play or Fold The Dealer will then turn over and reveal the second community card. After seeing the second community card, each player will now be given the option to either place a 5th Street bet in an amount equal to one, two, or three times the amount of the player’s Ante wager or fold and forfeit the Ante Wager and 3rd Street, and 4th Street wagers and thereby end their participation in the round of play with the exception of a player that placed a 3 Card Bonus bet.

Again at the end of the 5th Street bet, the dealer repeats the process of collecting all forfeited bets and associated cards.

Note: when a player folds, they forfeit all bets left in action except the optional 3-Card-Bonus Wager.

Final Community Card
* After all decisions have been made regarding the 5th Street wager, the dealer then turns over and reveal the final community card (third community card).

Players that folded prior to the third community card being revealed will have their wagers collected immediately. The dealer will then evaluate and announce the best possible five-card poker hand that can be formed using the player’s two cards and the three community cards. The dealer then resolves all bets left in action according to the posted pay table.

Winning and losing in Mississippi Stud
Players win if their five-card hand contains a pair of Jacks or better (pairs of 6s - 10s push). If a player does not have at least a pair of 6s, their bet will lose. Hand rankings are the same as traditional poker.

Mississippi Stud Payout schedule
Royal Flush
500 to 1
Straight Flush
100 to 1
Four-of-a-Kind
40 to 1
Full House
10 to 1
Flush
6 to 1
Straight
4 to 1
Three-of-a-Kind
3 to 1
Two Pair
2 to 1
Pair of Jacks or Better
1 to 1
Pair of 6’s through 10’s
PUSH

Three Card Bonus Wager

The optional Three-card Bonus Bet is based on the three community cards ONLY. Players may place an optional Three Card Bonus Wager using the three community cards and win with at least a pair or better. The wager is an independent wager paid in accordance with the following pay table:

Three-Card Bonus Payout schedule
Straight Flush
40 to 1
Three-of-a-Kind
30 to 1
Straight
6 to 1
Flush
3 to 1
Any Pair
1 to 1
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