To those who are familiar with the history of poker, the name “Mississippi Stud” will suggest that this is a game that boasts a long history – after all, most modern forms of poker originated on the gambling riverboats which sailed the Mississippi River in the final years of the 18th century.
If that were the case, however, then the likelihood is that every devoted fan of poker would be intimately familiar with the game. In reality, many avid fans of poker have never even heard of Mississippi Stud! How can this be? The answer, perhaps unsurprisingly, lies in modern marketing techniques.