Caribbean Stud Poker

Caribbean Stud Poker

Like the name gives off, Caribbean Stud Poker is a part of the Poker family. This is one of the most popular forms of Poker aside from the super famous Texas Hold Em’ poker but is becoming increasingly popular over time. One of the key features when playing Caribbean Stud Poker is that players are able to make a side bet toward winning a huge progressive jackpot! This game isn’t as face paced as blackjack so beginners can grasp on to it a little easier.

Caribbean Stud Poker is usually played on a table size similar to blackjack and has adopted the general hand rankings from poker, in this game players are pitted against the dealer who becomes the opponent in this game. Every player is against the dealer so no matter what other’s have in their hands, it doesn’t affect how your game is played.

The game is played like this, in Caribbean Stud Poker the player starts off by making an ante bet, most tables at the casino have a sign posted stating the minimum bet allowed at the table. Most casinos have many different amounts at every different table, so whichever one you’re most comfortable with you can play. So, at a land based casino, the bet is placed in front of the player in a marked circle. This is also the player’s opportunity to submit his bet for the progressive jackpot, this is totally optional so the player doesn’t need to feel obligated. In the online version of the game, the screen will have some form of indication to make the progressive bet at this time as well. Once all of the bets are in, the cards will be shuffled and dealt out onto the table each player receives 4 cards face down and the dealer will receive 4 cards face down with one left face up. Now is the time for the player to check out his cards, if the player wants to continue in the game, they can “call” this just means basically that they want to make an additional bet equal to the ante bet or they can forfeit, some call this a “fold” where the player leaves the game for that round. The dealer will now show his hand, if the dealer has a ace-king or better, the dealer will qualify and the game continues, if the dealer doesn’t qualify.. the players are paid out even money for their ante bet. The call bets work a little bit differently and are paid out like this;

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

Some avid Caribbean Stud Poker players are against making a progressive side bet only because the odds are so far against the player, most of the time the bet is only $1.00 so it doesn’t make sense not to try it all depends on how you look at the situation. Some don’t know this but even if the dealer wins a round of Caribbean Stud Poker, the player is still eligible for their progressive jackpot bet.