May, 2013 - Seven Card Stud Hi Lo is the 2nd most popular Stud poker variant, 2nd only to standard 7-card Stud poker. This card game is known by many different names, a complete list can be found at the bottom of this page. This Seven Card Stud H/L guide contains articles written by several respected Stud High Low players and of course myself. Since you are here you are most likely looking for one of two things, the rules of 7 Card Stud H/L or Stud Hi-Lo strategies and tips. You will find information on both of these topics below. If you know how to play 7 Card Stud or Razz poker this game will come naturally to you. If you have played Omaha H/L before this experience will also be a huge asset at the Stud Hi-Lo tables. In any event the articles below will teach you how to play 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo, and play it well.
As I have mentioned elsewhere on this web site I only promote the best of the best. On 04/11 I was forced to give a complete overhaul to this web site to reflect the room closures and policy changes regarding American poker players. I've had to reshuffle the rooms I feature to accurately reflect the post Black Friday world of online poker. For a poker room to qualify as a good place to play Stud Hi-Lo it has to have decent 7 Card Stud HL traffic, an outstanding reputation and provide an excellent overall poker experience. In order to provide you with more than just a couple options I have included some popular rooms with limited Stud HL traffic. These rooms will have at least several real money 7 Card Stud HL tables running 24/7.
The Stud Hi-Lo poker sites listed below each have steady real money ring table traffic around the clock at a variety of stakes. Pokerstars and Carbon Poker offer more Stud 8b traffic than all of the others combined but all you need is a couple active tables at the stakes you prefer for a room to be viable so I suggest checking the other rooms out to see what they have to offer you.
|Room||Special Bonus Offers||
|3, 100% Bonuses Up To $600 + More|
|$100 Instant Cash & $1k Bonus + More|
|150% up to $750 + 45% Cashback|
Playing Seven-card Stud Hi-Lo online is very different in 2013 than it was a year ago. Out of the four best Stud HL poker sites last year, only one remains online today; Poker Stars. They did not come through unscathed though. They can no longer accept U.S. players. Full Tilt, Absolute Poker and UB Poker have all been closed down and millions of players are still owed money. Thousands upon thousands of online Stud HL players were left without a place to play. A few poker sites have stepped up and most of us are happily playing at a new room. These new poker sites include Gr88 Poker, Bovada Poker and Party Poker. Party isn't a new poker site but they never had enough Stud 8 traffic to warrant a listing on this site so they are new in that sense.
The 7 Card Stud Hi Lo communities at these poker rooms are still growing. In time the Stud HL traffic will have leveled out and these poker rooms will have adjusted their tournament schedules to reflect the increased demand. The online Seven Card Stud community will benefit from all of these changes in the end. We will have a larger selection of poker sites to choose from and we will be able to take advantage of new bonuses and promotions.