Like many other card games out there today, Seven Card Stud has a confusing name!
Instead of being involved around the process of using seven cards, you are using the best five-card combination that you can produce. The game is a proper classic of the genre, and easily one of the most popular card games out there.
The Rules of the Game
The rules start out with you having to try and create the best combination that you can, receiving two cards face down that only you can see. You are also going to have one card dealt face-up on the table. Once this happens, players are given their chance to place a bet, and each player will be given three more face-up cards and one more face-down card, with a betting interval after each round of cards is dealt out.
You keep placing bets based on what is coming out from the cards; can you make a good combination from the numbers, faces, and suits which are appearing?
Once everyone has had their chance to bet and tango with the other people at the table, you are then all asked to turn your cards. You then select five of the seven available cards as your accepted combination. You will need to separate the cards you wish to use from the other cards which are left, which are then discarded entirely. You cannot reclaim a discarded card, so make sure you are happy with the decision!
Hands change depending on where you are playing, but you should have no problem in working out that winning combinations often involve patterns. This includes things like numbers following one another in order; cards of the same number, suit, or face; and various other combinations that run logically to one another. Before any game of Seven Card Stud, you should look to work out what rules are in play regarding the value of any card or combination, as it can change from game to game.