The Progressive Island Stud Poker game at the Casino conforms to the standard Nevada Gaming Commission rules. This game is played using Five standard 52-card decks.
In Progressive Island Stud Poker it's you against the dealer! The game is played on a table that resembles a blackjack table.
The goal of the player is to beat the dealer’s poker hand. If the player places a progressive bet on the hand, the player wins the appropriate share of the progressive pot even if the dealer’s hand wins.
The table has marked places for your 'ANTE' bets and your Progressive Bets. Initial wagers - 'ANTE' are placed in the circles marked 'ANTE' and if you think your hand will beat the dealer's hand you can place an additional bet that is double your ante bet. Prior to dealing cards, you can place Progressive bets on any hand you have placed an ‘ANTE’ bet on.
How to Play Progressive Island Stud Poker
When starting the Progressive Island Stud Poker game for the first time the table is empty – no cards or wagers are on the table and the default wager amount is active.
You now decide how much you want to wager and how many hands you want to play and then place your wager(s) – 'ANTE' on the table. To place a wager on any of these bets select a coin, and left click on the bet circle with your mouse to increase the number coins and right click to reduce the number of coins.
To make a Progressive bet on any of the hands you are playing, simply click on the gold PROGRESSIVE BET SLOT (located directly above the ‘ANTE button). The Progressive Bet Slot will light up after you’ve made your ‘ANTE’ bet, and you may choose to place a $1 bet on any of the hands you are playing by clicking on this Slot while it flashes. When you place a Progressive Bet, a coin is partially visible in the Progressive Bet Slot.
Once you have completed placing your wager(s) 'ANTE' and Progressive you can start the game by clicking on the DEAL button.
Each of the player's hands is dealt five cards. The Dealer is also dealt five cards but only one card is face up. If your hand contains a poker combination, the hand’s combination and payout odds are displayed along the bottom the dealt cards. If your hand does not contain a poker combination NO HAND is displayed along the bottom the dealt cards.
As soon as the last card is dealt you are able to use the 'CALL' and 'FOLD' buttons.
If you fold, you will automatically lose your 'Ante' bet. If you 'Call' an additional wager equal to double your 'Ante' bet is automatically placed on the bet circle. This second amount is called your 'Bet'.
You always win on your progressive bet, even if you choose to 'FOLD' against the dealer.
Once the player's hand(s) are completed the dealer's four face down cards are turned face up and your hand(s) is compared to the dealer's hand. Win(s) or loss(es) are determined and your casino account balance is adjusted accordingly.
To play again you click on the REBET button and then click on the DEAL button.
Hint: You can place a Progressive Bet whenever the Progressive Bet Slot is flashing. You know that you have placed a Progressive Bet when there is an "ANTE" bet on the hand and the progressive bet slot is not flashing.
This game is played using Five standard 52-card decks (no jokers).
In Progressive Island Stud Poker, the dealer’s hand must contain at least one ace and one king in order to qualify. If the dealer’s hand does not qualify, you receive 1 to 1 on your ante and your bet is returned to you without winnings.
If the dealer’s hand does qualify with a value of at least one ace and one king, the best hand wins. Your winning hand receives 1 to 1 on the ante plus the winnings on your bet calculated according to the winnings table.
If you fold you lose your ante whether or not the dealer qualifies.
If the dealer’s hand does not have a minimum poker combination of an ace-king the dealer fails to qualify. If this occurs the game is over. Your bet is returned to you together with double your 'Ante' regardless of the value of your cards.
If the dealer’s hand does qualify, it is compared to the your hand. If the dealer’s hand has a higher poker combination then the player's hand, then you lose both your 'Ante' and your 'Bet'.
If the dealer’s hand has a lower poker combination then the your hand, you win twice your ‘Ante’ and you are paid out on your 'Bet' according to the paytable.
If both the dealer’s and player’s hands tie, the party with the next highest-ranking card is the winner. If there is an absolute tie, the player gets all their money back.
You always win on your progressive bet, even if the dealer does not qualify.