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Sevens Take All: A Basic Guide For Beginners

This game is a derivative of Seven Card Stud played by four to seven players. It is a game played with a standard fifty-two deck of playing cards in BK8 Casino.

It would be best to familiarize yourself with the rules on how to play this game if you have not tried Stud. Sevens Take All uses no wildcards and it follows the standard game format. Each player receives a total of seven cards. The first two cards dealt face down and the next four cards dealt face up. The player has the option to have the final seventh card either facing up or down.

How to play

  • Each player receives two cards face down. These are the hole cards.
  • The betting round begins with the player to the immediate left of the dealer.
  • The dealer will deal another card to the players but face up this time.
  • Another betting round takes place.
  • The dealer will give the players another card face up and another betting round takes place.
  • Dealing continues until the players have six cards each.
  • After the sixth betting round, the player can have the seventh card face up or down.
  • The player with the highest poker hand wins the game. A player with a pair of sevens also wins the game by default.

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Winning the game

The highest possible winning hand in the traditional version of Seven Card Stud is a Royal Flush. In Sevens Take All, the highest possible winning hand is a pair of sevens. That is where the name of the game came from. It will beat all other hands unless both players have a pair of sevens. When that happens, the hand is a tie. The dealer will split the pot between them.

Cards speak so it would be best to be careful when deciding whether to have your seventh card face up or down. If you have a face-up seven-card and there are no other sevens showing up, it would be best to take your last card face down. Hiding your hand will allow you to extract more value from the pot.

Sometimes, BK8 players prefer not to split the pot when there are two players with a pair of sevens. In this case, you can use kickers in the game. Those with a pair of sevens would have to use their highest card. If they both have an Ace, they would have to use their second highest card. This continues until one of them has the highest kicker.