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7 Card Stud

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by wumpst, Mar 13, 2014.

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  1. wumpst

    wumpst Newbie

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    Do any casinos in Vegas still spread 7 card stud? We are going next week and would love to play this game again. We used to play it all the time at Excalibur and Mirage.
     
  2. undathesea

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    It used to be played it in the early years of the 2000s In recent years, I haven't seen it at all. Definitely not at the Excal or the Mirage (not even sure the Excal has a poker room any longer since they removed the automated video hold'em poker tables).

    I think table space and waning interest is responsible for the lack of the game being played these days. As I recall, stud tables were slightly larger than hold'em tables and more players prefer hold'em these days. Though, I'm not sure you couldn't play stud on a hold'em table... perhaps you can.

    You might be able to find it at Binions downtown (the last time I saw it)... but I would call the poker room before trekking down there and ask how often, if ever, they spread the game.
     
  3. sindustry

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    You might only find it in a mixed game in vegas...hi/lo variant. Only place i see stud spread regularly is Commerce casino in California.
     
  4. nickle

    nickle Low-Roller

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    It seems to me that a friend played at Sam's Town last November. allvegaspoker.com also lists it as one of the games spread.
     
  5. joshrocker

    joshrocker VIP Whale

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    Sure you could. Just remove a few chairs and you should be good to go. I used to play in a local casino many years ago and the tables were the same no matter what game was being spread.
     
  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Playing 8-handed games on a 10-handed table is the best...

    As for Stud, $30/$60 usually runs on the weekend at Bellagio. After that, it's not very existent.
     
  7. undathesea

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    It's been years since I played stud in Vegas. Mainly because it's been years since I've seen stuff in Vegas.

    For some reason, I just remember the stud tables being large than HE tables. My memory is probably failing me though.
     
  8. Patripman

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    Throughout the 1990's we played 7-card stud at the Trop and Taj in Atlantic City every Friday and Saturday. They always had several tables of 2/4 and 3/6 table running throughout the day and night with a waiting list of names, now you are hard pressed to find a open 7-card stud table anywhere and in any casino that offers poker. I know during our last Vegas trip we searched the strip and nearby off strip casinos and did not see any games posted. The one poker room desk rep stated to me on the one night that I was the 8th person to ask if they had a game open. I know I would play more poker if they had more games open.

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  9. sindustry

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    The very first poker tournament i ever played in was a 7-stud tourney at the Trop, in the mid 90's...also the first time I played 7-stud. I had no clue what I was doing at the time and ended up placing seventh...rolled up 10's ended up losing to trip Kings (kings in the hole).
     
  10. joshrocker

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    For the casual player Hold 'em is so much easier to play. Plus it's a much quicker game so the boredom factor isn't as much as in issue for the casual.

    I wish stud would make a return (although I do prefer hold 'em) but I don't see it happening anytime soon. It's too slow and too complicated for the recreational player of today.
     
  11. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    If you ever make it to Horseshoe Tunica, you can play stud for tiny stakes. 1-5 Spread. It's mostly a rake trap though. But they give away $25/hr for the high hand of that hour during weekdays. Probably a big reason the game still runs regularly.
     
  12. joshrocker

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    I keep saying we'll go to tunica but I still haven't made it.

    Stud is a great game. It's what we play the most in my home game.....of course usually with totally off the wall wild cards and variations.
     
  13. luvzmuzik

    luvzmuzik Tourist

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    A friend of mine said he played stud at the Flamingo back in February. It was on a Saturday. Don't know if the stud games run daily or not.
     
  14. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Definitely a complete fluke. Likely some group of people had enough players to immediately start a table. Vegas poker rooms will start many types of games if you have nearly a full table's worth of people to play the game.
     
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