5 Card Stud: A Beginner’s Guide

Money won is twice as sweet as money earned” this line will be relatable if you are a part of the world of gambling. We all know that one of the most popular games in gambling is poker. This game has been played for decades in various forms, and one of those is the “5 card stud”.

Amongst all the games, the 5 card stud is the easiest of all if we learn its tricks which are simple to learn actually.

Because “every poker is a skill game but it acts to be a chance game,” so now let’s learn how to play 5 card studs.


The game is played by 2-8 players per table in which people fix their bet limits (small bet and big bet) before the game starts.

The dealer gives each player one face-down card and a face-up card. After this, every player drops the ante into the pot, starting from the left to the dealer.

(Ante: Ante is the 10% value of the bigger bet that was pre-fixed.)

Bring In

The person having the lowest face-up card is forced to bring in, i.e., to drop half the value of the small bet. He can also choose to complete, i.e., he can drop the full value that equals the small bet.

Betting Round

After the lowest card, the player drops, he brings in, and the immediate player to the left can call, fold or raise the bet. This betting pattern is followed by another player that goes in the clockwise direction around the table.

Round one and two

Every round is addressed as “streets,” so this round is called the third street in which the dealer deals one face-up card to each player, and the betting round continues, which is similar to the last round.

The next round is called the “fourth street,” which is played in the same pattern as before, but the betting is done based on the big bet limit.

Final Round

In the last round, the dealer deals each player with one face-down card, and the betting is done based on a bigger limit, and the game ends.

The player having the higher poker ranking wins the game and gets all the bets and ante dropped in the pot.


  • The player can bluff about the first face-down card to confuse the other player as it is the only card that is seen by none.

  • Remember the up cards that are folded to calculate the winning chances and bet.

Baccarat – The Famous James Bond Game!

We have seen casino games played by heroes and villains in many movies. How could we forget the iconic star James Bond who played the game “baccarat” in one of his movies?

After that particular scene, many of his fans got excited to know more about this game, but the game seemed to be very tricky and complicated in that movie, which made the fans upset.

So for all those James bond fans, here is a simple guide on “how to play baccarat”:

The Setup

Baccarat is a table game with two sections called “banker” and “player” present. This game can be played by many players at a time, depending on the table’s size.

The casino has two types of tables for this game; one is called the half table, where the minimum bet will be $25, and the other one is present at the VIP section, where the minimum bet is $100 per round.

Before the game starts, the players are provided with the betting chips and a score sheet to note down their points.

Card Value and Winning Rule

The king, queen, jack, and 10 number cards are valued as 0

 A card is valued as 1

The number cards (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9) are valued as their numbers, i.e., card 2 is valued as 2.

To win this game the sum of the cards that are flipped must be equal to 9 or the sum closest to 9 wins the bet”.

The Basic GamePlay

First, the player will have to choose to bet on the banker or the player, and then the dealer who is a member of the casino will flip two face-up cards that will represent the banker and two face-up cards to represent the player.

Now the sums of the cards are taken, and the closest card to sum 9 wins.


In the banker section, they have cards like 5 and 2, and their sum will be 7

In the player’s section, they have cards like A and 7, and their sum will be 8

Now 8 being the closest to 9, the player section wins, so people who bet on “player” win the match, and they get double the bet price. (If you bet $25, you get another $25 along with it).

Possible outcomes

  • The game can also become a “tie” if the sums of both the player and banker sections are equal to both of their wins, and this is called a “tie win.”

  • Another possible outcome is when the sum of the cards is higher than 9.


Banker: 9 and 4, then the sum is 13.

Here the first digit of the sum is removed, and it is considered as “3,” and the game is continued.