How to Play Caribbean Hold Em Poker.
Caribbean Hold Em Poker along with it’s sister games Caribbean Draw & Caribbean Stud, have a few things in common. One of them being that they all offer a progressive jackpot side bet. This side bet isn’t for everyone. Some don’t bother and feel it’s a waste of $1 to play and others feel it’s only a dollar and could end up winning a six figure jackpot!
One of the most important things to understand when playing Caribbean Hold Em Poker are the 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
Also, in online casinos there are three very important buttons the player will use to maneuver through the game.
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.
With that out of the way, lets start the game! You will first need to start the game with making an Ante bet, in land based casinos there is usually a pay table posted and a minimum bet amount posted so make sure you’re aware of those. After you’ve made your ante bet you will receive two cards face up, and the dealer will receive their cards face down. The flop will come in with three cards face up, these are community cards placed in the middle of the table. This is the time for you to choose whether or not to remain in the game or make another bet twice the amount of the ante bet. If you remain in the game the next step is for two more community cards to be placed on the table face up. These are often referred to as the “turn” and the “river” cards. The winner is determined after the dealer has a pair of fours or higher to qualify. If the dealer doesn’t qualify your call bet will be a push and you’ll win a payout for the ante bet. If the dealer does qualify with a pair of fours or higher and the player wins you’ll be paid even money on the call bet and the ante bet is given based on the payout table at the casino. If the dealer wins, the player loses their bets and if there is a tie the game ends in a push.