Caribbean Poker Rules and Pointers

Online poker has become globally famous lately, with televised tournaments and celebrity poker game shows. The games popularity, though, arcs back in reality a bit further than its TV scores. Over the years many variants on the first poker game have been created, including some games that are not in reality poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of these games. Regardless of the name, Caribbean stud poker is more closely resembling twenty-one than old guard poker, in that the gamblers wager against the dealer instead of each other. The winning hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is no bluffing or other types of deception. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to pay up just before the croupier saying "No further wagers." At that moment, both you and the bank and of course all of the different gamblers are given 5 cards. Once you have seen your hand and the dealer’s 1st card, you have to in turn make a call wager or surrender. The call bet’s amount is equal to your beginning bet, meaning that the stakes will have increased two fold. Giving Up means that your bet goes instantly to the house. After the wager is the showdown. If the dealer does not have ace/king or greater, your wager is given back, with a figure on par with the initial wager. If the dealer has a hand with ace/king or greater, you win if your hand is greater than the casino’s hand. The dealer pays money even with your bet and controlled expectations on your call bet. These odds are:

  • Even for a pair or high card
  • two to one for two pairs
  • 3-1 for 3 of a kind
  • four to one for a straight
  • 5-1 for a flush
  • 7-1 for a full house
  • twenty to one for a four of a kind
  • 50-1 for a straight flush
  • one hundred to one for a royal flush