The major differences between Seven-Card Stud and Texas Hold'em are that in Seven-Card Stud:
- there are no community cards.
- an ante and a bring-in bet are used instead of blinds.
- there are five betting rounds as compared to four in Hold'em.
- the player who shows the best hand starts the action on every betting round, except for the first round of betting when the lowest upcard begins.
- you must remember the folded upcards.
- the number of players is limited to a maximum of eight.
- there is no positional advantage before the cards are dealt. The cards determine who acts first and last on every betting round.
- there is a larger short-term luck factor. This means that the standard deviation is greater and the game requires a larger bankroll.
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