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Caribbean Stud Poker Description
Caribbean Stud is a solo version of the most popular card game, poker. Caribbean Stud pits you, the player, against the dealer. You are paid out according to the rank of your poker hand. The better your hand, the bigger your payout. Caribbean Stud also offers a separate progressive jackpot bet for $1. If you play the progressive and your hand qualifies, you win big!
Caribbean Stud Poker is a 5-card poker game played with a single deck of 52 cards, where you play against the Dealer. You place an Ante (initial bet), receive a hand, and decide whether you would like to bet against the Dealer’s hand.
One of the Dealer’s cards is dealt face up so your decision will have to be made on the card showing and the strength of your 5-card poker hand. At this point, you may believe that you can’t beat the Dealer and you can simply fold. If you fold, you forfeit your Ante. To bet against the Dealer, you must double your Ante (click “Raise”).
To win, you must not only beat the Dealer’s hand but the Dealer must also “qualify.” The Dealer qualifies by getting any hand containing an Ace and a King or better (e.g. Pairs, etc). If the Dealer does not qualify, you are paid 1 to 1 on your Ante and your “Raise” is returned to you as a push. If your hand beats the Dealer’s hand and the Dealer qualifies, you’re paid on the Ante and your Raise. The payoff of the Ante is 1 to 1.
The payout on your bet will be determined by the quality of your hand (see Payouts below for more details). If the Dealer beats your hand, you lose both your Ante and your bet. In the event that you and the Dealer have the same hand, the next highest card (kicker) determines the winner.
Caribbean Stud Poker Rules
Caribbean Stud uses a one deck shoe. If the dealer’s hand does not have a rank of an Ace-King or higher, the dealer fails to qualify and the game is over. Your bet is returned to you with a winning of one times your ante. Your ante is $20. Cards are dealt. You want to play your hand so you click Raise. Your bet is double your ante: $40. The dealer does not qualify. Your $20 ante and $40 bet are returned to you. You win one times your ante. You win $20. If the dealer’s hand qualifies, it is compared to your hand. If the dealer’s hand is higher, you will lose both your ante and your bet. If the dealer’s hand is lower, you will receive twice your ante and will be paid out on your bet according to the payout schedule. The odds that your winning hand pays out are shown on the table top next to the betting circle.
If your hand and the dealer’s tie on rank, whoever has the next highest ranking card is the winner. If there is an absolute tie, you will get all your money back. Once the game is over, you will have the chance to change your ante and begin again. If you do not have enough credits to ante or bet, you will receive a message to inform you of this. You can then choose to purchase more chips and continue to play.
The Player can win if:
- Ante – The Player has a higher 5-card poker hand than the Dealers.
- If the Player Raises and the Dealer does not qualify.
- Raise – The Player has a higher 5-card poker hand and the Dealer has a minimum of an Ace/King.
- Progressive – If the Player places $1 in the Jackpot slot, the Player receives a flush or higher.
The Player loses if:
- The Player folds.
- The Dealer qualifies and has a higher 5-card poker hand.
Caribbean Stud Hand Ranks/Payout Amounts
|Royal Flush||A, K, Q, J, 10 of same suit||AH, KH, QH, JH, 10H||200:1|
|Straight Flush||5 cards of same suit in sequence||7S, 6S, 5S, 4S, 3S||50:1|
|4 of a Kind||4 cards of same rank||6S, 6H, 6D, 6C||20:1|
|Full House||3 of a kind, plus a pair||2S, 2H, 2D, 3S, 3H||7:1|
|Flush||5 cards of same suit||9D, 8D, 7D, 6D, 5D||5:1|
|Straight||5 cards in sequence, mixed suits||7D, 6S, 5H, 4C, 3H||4:1|
|3 of a Kind||3 cards of same rank||7S, 7D, 7C||3:1|
|Two Pair||2 pairs of different rank||6S, 6H, 4D, 4C||2:1|
|One Pair||1 pair (2 cards) of same rank||KH, KD||1:1|
|High Card||5 cards of different ranks and suits||AH, KS, 10D, 5C, 2S||1:1|
Caribbean Stud Poker Player Actions
Bet – To place a bet, the Player must click on the chip value that they wish to wager.
Deal – Press Deal to begin the game once a wager has been placed. The Player gets 5 cards face up and the Dealer gets 4 cards face down and 1 face up.
Raise – If the Player feels they can beat the Dealer, click Raise to continue. The Raise amount will be double the Ante. The Dealers cards are then revealed and compared to the Players hand to determine a winner.
Fold – Clicking the fold button ends the current game and Player forfeits the wager.