Stud Poker is played by 3 to 10 people. The initial deal has one card dealt down, and one up for 5-card stud, or two down and one up for 7-card stud. After this, betting begins. After each round of betting, the players are each dealt one more card face up with exception to the last card, dealt face down. The winner is determined by whoever has the highest and the lowest hand. They split the pot.
See the main Poker tips and strategy pages for links to all other poker games, including details of Paigow, 7-stud and 5-stud poker.