May, 2013 - Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo is offered at virtually every online poker room but most of them only boast 2-3 active real money tables at any given time and these are usually $1/$2 or less. Most of you have likely been mislead in the past by other 7 Card Stud related web sites. I can't imagine anything more frustrating than reading "XXXX Poker has excellent Stud HL traffic!", only to find out, after downloading the software, that the tables are deserted. The best 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo poker sites have changed a lot since Black Friday (April 15th, 2011). You actually have more places to play 7 Card Stud HL online because the online Stud Hi-Lo community has been dispersed due to rooms being shutdown and the banning of U.S. players at Pokerstars. Here is a list of the top places to play Stud HL online in 2013. We offer special bonus deals at each room but you must visit the review to learn how to claim our private bonus packages.
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|3, 100% Bonuses Up To $600 + More|
|$100 Instant Cash & $1k Bonus + More|
|200% up to $5,000 + 45% Cashback|
Today's Seven-card Stud H/L players have more poker sites to choose from and that has worked out in our favor. Yesterday's medium sized rooms have become today's giants. Most of us have been playing Stud 8 at either Pokerstars or Full Tilt Poker for the last several years. Now we get to play at new rooms, with new software, bonuses, promotions and VIP programs. One poker site even offers a new way to play 7 Card Stud High Low.
With around 300 real money 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo players during peak hours Pokerstars is capital of Stud Hi-Lo online. Pokerstars boasts more Stud HI Lo players than any two rooms combined. They offer a plethora of Stud Hi-Lo tournaments including plenty of guaranteed events that regularly include overlays. Their Stud Hi-Lo ring tables include stakes ranging from $.04/.08 to $100/200. Pokerstars lost their U.S. players in April of 2012 but they are still the top Stud HL poker site. Their software is virtually flawless and loaded with extra features, exactly what you would expect from the internet's most successful poker room. Their overall traffic level in 2013 is around 250,000 players. When you sign-up through us you will receive a 100% match on your first 3 deposits. Since these bonuses are stackable you will not have to make one huge deposit in order to take full advantage of the bonus. You can deposit $200 initially and make two more $200 deposits down the road and you will receive a total bonus of $600. This unique bonus format is perfect for small - medium stakes players.
This bonus is valid in May, 2013 and can be claimed by entering the Pokerstars promo code PSP11820 during registration and the 2013 bonus code STARS600 when you deposit. This offer is only good until the end of May but if you signup now and enter our marketing code you will still be able to claim the 100% bonuses, even if you deposit a year from now. This could be your last chance to lock in the triple bonus deal at Pokerstars.
Bovada was a small poker room before the string of events that started on April 15th, 2012, caused Pokerstars to ban US players and Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and UB Poker to close their poker sites. Many of the 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo players from FullTilt Poker can now be found at Bovada's tables. Bovada is home to the weakest Stud HL competition I have ever seen. It really doesn't make sense to me but it is like everyone forgot how to play once the big rooms got shutdown. The Plrs/Flop (Players/4th St.) percentages are insane. I'm looking at a full 8 seat Stud Hilo table with a 53% Plrs/flop and a table with 4 players that has a 89% percentage. This is comparable to what you would expect from a play money table. Bovada also offers 5 Card Stud, one of my favorite games.
On the down side though, Bovada only offers Stud 8 tables ranging from $.25/$.50 to $5/$10. U.S. players currently do not have a solid place to play Stud HL at the higher stakes. Refugees from Full Tilt, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet will find Bovada's spotless record and award winning customer service appealing. Bovada is not just a poker room, they are the largest online sportsbook. Their sportsbook was one of the first online and their casino is well respected. Bovada has millions of customers around the globe and is one of the most secure Internet gambling companies in 2013. Many of us learned a hard lesson when FTP, UB and AP ran off with our money. Bovada is much more secure, financially speaking, than all three of the disgraced poker sites listed above combined, even at their peak. Bovada has even ventured into non-gaming industries like music and beverages. This is a company that will be around when your children are old enough to play online poker. Bovada is the most popular USA poker site in 2013.
7 Card Stud Hi Lo players that signup at Bovada through one of our links can claim a special bonus in May, 2013. Our exclusive bonus offer comes in three parts. The first is an instant cash credit of 10%, up to $100. The second is a 100% bonus up to $1,000, which will need to be cleared like any other bonus. The third part is six satellite tickets to the Sunday $100,000 GTD. Clear you cookies before you click on one of our links to ensure you receive this special bonus.
Yes, you read it right, I said PL Seven Card Stud HL. To the best of my knowledge Carbon Poker is the only poker site that offers it. Offering it would mean little if no one played it but the Stud community at Carbon Poker seems to have fallen in love with pot limit Stud, Stud HL, Razz and 5 Card Stud. You will find just as many players at the real money PL tables as you will the FL tables. Gr88 Poker is home to slightly more Stud 8 traffic than Bovada, our other US poker site but you will find more people playing Stud HL in the traditional fixed limit format at Bovada so they are listed higher. Carbon Poker does offer more Stud H-L tournaments than any other U.S. friendly poker room. These tournaments have buy-ins that range from $1.10 to $22, much smaller than some may prefer but they are all we have for now.
Carbon Poker also features a casino with real dealers. You can see and hear the sexy young ladies while you play. Just tell you wife that you prefer live dealing to random number generators because you won't have to worry about the game being rigged. Carbon's poker client is loaded with unique features that I've never found anywhere else. When you play Stud Hi Lo at Carbon you will earn points that can be used for many things. Their loyalty program has been ranked in the top 5 online today. During the month of May I will be giving Stud HL players a special bonus at Carbon Poker. My bonus is significantly better than what they offer on their web site, which you can check for yourself. This bonus consists of a 200% match bonus up to $5,000 and 14 entries into my daily $500 freeroll tournaments. You will also receive 45% Cashback! You must use one of my links to visit Carbon Poker to claim these bonuses.
Party Poker should never be at the bottom of any list but someone has to last I guess. Party Poker is the world's second largest poker site and they have grown more in the first half of 2013 than any other two rooms combined. Party Poker is an old favorite for many 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo players. They practically invented Internet poker a decade ago and held the title as the top poker site for many years. Five years ago they pulled out of the US market but they have continued to be household name in Europe and Asia. The number of people who play Stud HL at Party Poker for real money falls far short of what you will find at Poker Stars, even after they booted U.S. players. Despite that, they are still an excellent place to play Stud HL. Party Poker's promotions and loyalty program benefits are equal to those offered by Poker Stars, which is quite an accomplishment.
The 7 Card Stud HL action at Party Poker is almost exclusively found at the cash tables. If you are tournament lover Pokerstars is the place to play, provided you are not from the USA. During the month of May 7CardStudStrategy.com has been given permission to give new players an extraordinary bonus deal. Enter the Party Poker promo code TOPCODE and you will receive a 100% deposit bonus, up to $/£/€500. Your account will also be credited with 8 entries to our $1,500 GTD private freerolls. These tournaments have a limited number of competitors so you shouldn't have much trouble cashing in at least one of them.