How to Play Kings and Little Ones
Kings and Little Ones is played exactly like Seven Card Stud. If you’re unsure how to play Stud don’t worry we’ll run down a basic guideline or you can view our article on How to Play Stud Poker. To play Kings and Little Ones you’ll need a standard deck of 52 playing cards. Wild cards in this game are Kings and the smallest card in each player’s hand. Before the deal begins, the dealer must announce whether a King is required for the small card to act as a wild card. If it is, then your hand must hold a K either face up or as a door card in order for your lowest ranked card to act as a wild card.
To begin play, each player is required to ante a nominal amount. The dealer will then deal each player two cards face down and one card face up. Once the initial deal is complete a betting round will commence whereby each player will take their turn to check, bet, raise or fold depending on the player’s actions before them.
Once the first betting round is complete, the dealer will deal an additional card to each player followed by another betting round.
This will continue until each player has a total of six cards at which point during the final round, the dealer will ask each player if they want their last card dealt face up or “Down and Dirty”.Most players want to take a card down. If a hand is showing a K the player will have less action during the final betting round should they take the last card face up.
Once the last card has been dealt a final betting round will take place with the rest of the players left in the hand followed by the showdown. The player with the highest five card poker hand wins the pot unless a player has five of a kind.
Other versions of Kings and Little Ones
In other versions of this game, the dealer can require the K to act as wild only if the card was dealt as a door card.