How to Play Caribbean Hold’Em Poker
Caribbean Hold’Em Poker is an addition to the Caribbean Poker games. Caribbean Hold’Em Poker can be found in both land based casinos around the world as well as in online casinos. Any form of poker is bound to grab a full crowd and even a line for the table. A common between the three Caribbean games is that there is the chance for a progressive jackpot. The game could potentially give a player a huge winning of over $100,000.00! Players will need to place a bet of just $1 at the beginning of the game when the player makes their ante bet. The progressive jackpot can be won at any time whether the player wins the round or not with a Royal Flush on the first five cards.
Players will need to familiarize themselves with the poker hand rankings that are used in all poker games. Here are the hands below.
Royal Flush: A, K, Q, J, 10 of same suit
Straight Flush: 5 cards of same suit in sequence
4 of a Kind: 4 cards of same rank
Full House: 3 of a kind, plus a pair
Flush: 5 cards of same suit
Straight: 5 cards in sequence, mixed suits
3 of a Kind: 3 cards of same rank
Two Pair: 2 pairs of different rank
One Pair: 1 pair (2 cards) of same rank
High Card: 5 cards of different ranks and suits
The game starts once the players have made their bets. In online casinos the player will click the chips and then click the circle marked ‘Ante’ The player should make note of the table minimum as well because some casinos offer different table minimums. The dealer is then dealt two cards face down, the players are dealt two cards face up. Three community cards are then dealt in the middle of the table face up making them community cards. From here the player can choose to fold, which is forfeiting cards or they can call which is basically saying that the player feels they can beat the dealer, the player is required to make a bet twice the size of the ante bet to continue to the next round. Two more community cards are dealt into the middle of the table and are dealt face up. In this game the dealer must qualify with a pair of fours or higher in order for the game to continue for him. The game usually has a qualifying dealer 50% of the time so it’s wise to stay in the game after the dealer has revealed their cards.
Most people wouldn’t suggest betting on the progressive jackpot bet for this game because the odds are against the player in a high stack however some like to take the chance and bet $1 to be in the running to winning a huge jackpot. It is up to each player & their gaming style to bet on the progressive jackpot or not.