Caribbean Draw Poker Rules
Caribbean Draw Poker belongs to a trilogy of Caribbean poker games along with Caribbean Stud Poker & Caribbean Hold Em Poker. This particular game is a five card poker game where players are against the dealer, each for themselves. Some things a player will need to understand before playing are 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
Every Caribbean Draw Poker game may not be identical to the next however they will all have these three buttons:
Deal: This button is used after the player has made their wager and would like the game begins.
Call: This will make an additional bet twice the amount of the Ante bet.
Fold: This is when the player decides to forfeit their Ante bet & leave the game.
To begin the game the player will need to first place their Ante bet & press deal. From there your cards will be dealt out from the dealer. It is solely up to you to decide if you would like to bet against the dealer or not. When making this decision you’ll notice that one of the dealer’s cards are face up it is best to consider this card vs your five card hand. When the player decides to bet against the dealer, they are given the change to exchange two of your cards when you raise. The dealer is also eligible to exchange two of their cards. The player is the winner only if their hand beats the dealer and the dealer is qualifying. Basically what this means is that the dealer must have a pair of 8’s or higher. If the dealer doesn’t have 8’s or higher you are paid out 1:1 for the ante bet and the raise is given back to you as a push. If the dealer does end up with 8’s or higher, you are paid for the ante bet and the raise which is determined by the hand you have. In the event the dealer wins, you lose your ante and your raise bet.
In the game of Caribbean Draw Poker, there is the opportunity for a progressive jackpot. This bet can be made with as little as $1.00 and the amount a player wins is determined by the rank of their poker hand!