In Seven Card Stud, players are dealt seven cards throughout the course of the hand,
but only the best five-card hand possible for each player is used to determine the winner.
Before a game of Seven Card Stud starts, all players ante a nominal amount, for example $1 in
a $10-$20 game. Each player is dealt two hidden hole cards and one exposed card. The player with
the lowest exposed card is the "bring-in", and is forced to make a wager of either a half a small
bet or a full small bet (for example, either $1 or $2 in a $2/$4 game). Action continues clockwise
around the table until betting is complete for the round.
In the unlikely event that all 8 players are still in the hand on the river, the total number
of cards needed for all the players to receive their own card would not be available in a standard
deck of cards. In this case the river card is dealt face up on the table and it will be used as a