Caribbean Poker Rules and Tricks

Online poker has become world acclaimed as of late, with televised championships and celebrity poker game shows. The games universal appeal, though, arcs back quite a bit farther than its TV scores. Over the years numerous variants on the original poker game have been developed, including a handful of games that are not really poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is 1 of these games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is most closely related to vingt-et-un than traditional poker, in that the players bet against the house rather than each other. The winning hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is little bluffing or different types of deceptiveness. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to ante up just before the dealer saying "No further wagers." At that moment, both you and the bank and of course all of the different gamblers are given five cards each. After you have looked at your hand and the bank’s initial card, you have to in turn make a call bet or accede. The call bet’s amount is akin to your original ante, meaning that the risks will have doubled. Giving Up means that your bet goes immediately to the casino. After the wager comes the face off. If the house doesn’t have ace/king or better, your bet is returned, plus a sum equal to the initial wager. If the dealer has a hand with ace/king or better, you win if your hand is greater than the casino’s hand. The dealer pays out cash equal to your bet and set expectations on your call wager. These odds are:

  • Even for a pair or high card
  • two to one for two pairs
  • three to one for 3 of a kind
  • 4-1 for a straight
  • 5-1 for a flush
  • seven to one for a full house
  • 20-1 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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