Las Vegas Table Games – Where to Play Mississippi Stud in Las Vegas

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Mississippi Stud is a dying table game that still has 19 tables in Las Vegas.  Nearly all of them are in lower end Las Vegas Strip property. It’s also spread at Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch, 4 Queens, Golden Nugget and Rio.

Most Mississippi Stud tables in Las Vegas have a $5 minimum bet.   4 Queens offers it for $3.  That is the lowest minimum bet for Mississippi Stud in Las Vegas.  The minimum is $10 at Golden Nugget, Caesars Palace and Rio.  The maximum bet is either $100 or $200 except at Golden Nugget where it is only $50.

This is where Mississippi Stud may be found in Las Vegas:

Casino Game Min Bet Max Bet # of Tables Video
4 Queens Mississippi Stud 3 100 1 No
Bally’s Mississippi Stud 5 200 2 No
Caesars Palace Mississippi Stud 10 200 1 No
Cromwell Mississippi Stud 5 100 1 No
Flamingo Mississippi Stud 5 100 1 No
Golden Nugget Mississippi Stud 10 50 1 No
Harrah’s Mississippi Stud 5 100 2 No
Linq Mississippi Stud 5 100 1 No
Paris Mississippi Stud 5 200 1 No
Planet Hollywood Mississippi Stud 5 100 1 No
Red Rock Mississippi Stud 5 200 2 No
Tropicana Mississippi Stud 5 100 1 No
Rio Mississippi Stud 10 200 2 No
Green Valley Ranch Mississippi Stud 5 200 2 No

How to Play Mississippi Stud

Las Vegas Mississippi Stud PokerPlayers start the game by making an Ante bet.  It’s important to have at least four times the Ante to be able to play the hand to completion. Players that do not will be unable to finish the hand.

Players are dealt two cards.  Three cards are placed face down in the center.  These are community cards used by all players.  The dealer does not receive any cards.  The player’s hands are paid based on the value.  The dealer does not play.

The player looks at the first two cards and determines whether to make a Third Street bet or fold.  The first community card is exposed.  Players must either make a Fourth Street bet or fold.  After this, the second community card is exposed. Players must either make a Fifth Street bet or fold.  The last community card is then shown.

All of these Street wagers are equal to the Ante or three times it.  The hand is graded based on the following pay table.  All stacks are paid equal.

  • Royal Flush: 500-1
  • Straight Flush: 100-1
  • Four of a Kind: 40-1
  • Full house: 6-1
  • Straight: 4-1
  • Three of a Kind: 3-1
  • Two Pair: 2-1
  • Pair of Jacks or Better: 1-1
  • Pair of 6’s or 10’s: Push

Mississippi Stud Strategy

Players should raise three times on the first betting round with any pair.  This goes to just one time if a player holds a card jack or higher or two cards six or higher.  Any other hand should be folded.

After the first community card is exposed, players should raise three times with a pair of 6’s or better or three straight flush cards that connect, have one gap and a card jack or higher or have two gaps and two cards jack or higher.  A onetime raise should be made on any three suited cards, a pair of 2’s through 5’s and any open ended straight draw.  A one-gap straight draw with at least two cards six and higher should also be made. Any other hand should be folded.

Players should raise three times on the Fifth Street bet if holding a pair of 6’s or higher, four suited cards and four to an open ended straight at least eight-high.  Raise one time on any straight draw, pair of 2’s through 5’s, four cards six and higher or two jack and higher as well as any busted straight hand with at least three cards six and higher.

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