Caribbean Poker Rules and Tips

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Internet poker has become world acclaimed recently, with televised championships and celebrity poker game shows. The games popularity, though, stretches back quite a bit further than its TV scores. Over the years numerous variations on the original poker game have been developed, including some games that are not really poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of the above-mentioned games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is more closely related to blackjack than old guard poker, in that the gamblers wager against the bank rather than the other players. The winning hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is little concealment or other types of boondoggle. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to ante up prior to the croupier broadcasting "No more wagers." At that moment, both you and the dealer and of course every one of the other players attain five cards each. After you have looked at your hand and the dealer’s first card, you have to in turn make a call bet or surrender. The call wager’s value is equal to your original bet, which means that the stakes will have increased two fold. Surrendering means that your bet goes instantaneously to the dealer. After the wager is the conclusion. If the casino does not have ace/king or better, your bet is given back, with a sum on par with the initial bet. If the casino does have ace/king or better, you win if your hand is greater than the casino’s hand. The house pays money even with your wager and fixed odds on your call bet. These odds are:

  • Even for a pair or high card
  • two to one for two pairs
  • three to one for three of a kind
  • 4-1 for a straight
  • 5-1 for a flush
  • seven to one for a full house
  • twenty to one for a four of a kind
  • fifty to one for a straight flush
  • one hundred to one for a royal flush

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