Caribbean Stud

How To Play Caribbean Stud Poker

Caribbean Stud Poker is a part of the Caribbean Poker trilogy along with Caribbean Hold Em’ Poker and Caribbean Draw Poker. The main common point in the trilogy is that they all offer a progressive jackpot where a player can bet $1 for the chance to win a huge jackpot! The game is played at a slower pace than Blackjack so it is good for beginners who have a good understanding of the game it’s self. Many players like to take to online casinos first before trying their hand in a land based casino.

Over the last couple of years the Caribbean games have grown in popularity. The game is player on a table similar to the size of Blackjack. In this game, players are playing specifically against the dealer, so no matter who is sitting next to them, the dealer is their main concern. In any form of poker, it is pretty important for a player to have a good understand of the poker hand rankings:

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

Each player will start the game with making their first wager which is called the Ante bet, each bet must meet the table minimum of course. Most online casinos have a designated circle where the player will place their chips. This is also the point in the game where the player will make their bet toward the progressive jackpot. Each player will then receive five cards face down, the dealer receives four cards face down and one card face up. Once all of the players have received their cards they will take a look and see what their next move is, players can fold or call by making an additional bet double the amount of the ante bet. After the player’s have made their decisions, the dealer will then reveal their cards. In this game the dealer must qualify by having an Ace-King or higher, if the dealer doesn’t make it the players are paid even money for the ante bet and the second call bet is a push.

When the player beats the dealer you will be paid even money for the ante bet and the call bet will be paid according to the following pay table.

One Pair or less: 1 to 1
Two Pairs: 2 to 1
Three of a Kind: 3 to 1
Straight: 4 to 1
Flush: 5 to 1
Full House: 7 to 1
Four of a Kind: 20 to 1
Straight Flush: 50 to 1

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