At Barona Casino near San Diego, CA, they deal ShuffleMaster’s Mississippi Stud face up, where you can see the other player’s hands. This info helps the players odds considerably, and for a full table, the player actually has a small +1.5% edge over the house. While this is much better than the normal 4.91% house edge, there’s not always a full game going, the hand rate is slow (max 40/hr), and the variance is high. So don’t expect to be able to grind out a profit at this game, unless you have a large bankroll, and a bunch of friends to fill in the empty seats.
When I play, I use a Simplified +EV Collusion Strategy that still yields +0.5% against the house.
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One cool aspect of the game is that standing players can bet behind seated players, and they can make independent decisions of the seated player. This is key, since I only play at a full table (my strategy requires 6 players). This helps keep the critical mass of the game going. If a seated player leaves, another one is right there to take his place, and keep the cards and info flowing.
The improved strategy based on knowledge of all dealt hands is listed in my post Mississippi Stud @ Barona Casino, CA.
You don’t need to actually see all the player hands to know exactly how many outs you have. Most places will allow you to discretely discuss your “outs”, so you should be able to make the game +EV for yourself.
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