Ya never know what you'll see working at the ol' Commerce Casino.
Last week, a new game was added to the main poker room, which they're calling "Texas Stud" Poker. The idea was apparently to combine Texas Hold'Em with Seven Card Stud to get a new game. In truth, it looks more like Super-Eight with one less board card, and one extra betting round.
The game uses a dealer button and two blinds. Presently the game is being spread at limits of $2/4, $3/6 and $4/8. Players are dealt three down cards, then there's a betting round. Then a single community card is dealt to the board, followed by another betting round. This is repeated three more times (for a total of four board cards and five betting rounds; betting limits double on fifth street) followed by a showdown. The best five-card hand (zero-to-three hold cards in combination with the board) wins the pot.
It does sound like an interesting game, though I can't stand the name; the Commerce is in California, not Texas, and this isn't a stud game. I've taken to calling it either So-Cal-Seven or California-Seven.
What do you guys make of it?
"Game Show Man" Joe Van Ginkel