This is game based on skill and chance where you and the dealer go head to head playing with a single deck of 52 cards that are shuffled before each game. You are dealt five cards and the dealer is dealt one card and when you receive your cards, you decide on whether to Call or Fold. The hands are compared and any winnings paid out.
The object of the game is to have the strongest hand and your payout will depend entirely on the value of your hand. The basic rules of the game are straight forward: The dealer must get at least an Ace-King combination or higher to qualify. If the Dealer’s hand does not qualify, you are paid your bet and double your ante, regardless of the value of your hand.
The hand rankings are exactly the same as those in regular table Poker i.e. a straight is five consecutive non-suited cards etc. Note that when you play the game the betting is different though. If you decide to keep your cards, a bet of double your original ante will be placed on your behalf from your chips and it’s then that dealer will be dealt his remaining four cards. Also be aware of the fact that there are no real plays in this game, it is based on straight forward comparison.
If the Dealer’s hand qualifies and your hand is stronger, you are paid out according to the Payout Schedule and receive double your ante. If the dealer’s hand qualifies and is stronger than yours then you lose your ante and any wagers you may have placed. Your ante remains on the table until you call or fold.
Cyberstud Poker is a popular game but may not be available on all casino sites. On the upside, those sites that it is played on will generally give you a practice for free so while you’re getting to know the game you can do so without spending a penny!