Caribbean stud poker offers the excitement of poker gaming in a fast-moving, easy-to-play form. The game originated in the Caribbean and was played on the luxury ships that cruised those waters long ago.
You play against the dealer, rather than the other players, and there are only two betting rounds. There's also the option to enter for a jackpot bonus.
What is the objective of the game?
To achieve a Poker hand higher than that of the dealer and to win an additional jackpot bonus (optional) by being dealt one of the top five poker hands.
How do I start?
First place a wager in the "Ante" box. You also have the option of placing an additional set wager in the Jackpot slot — this makes you eligible for Jackpot bonuses.
After the initial Ante stakes have been placed, all players and the Dealer receive five cards face down. One of the Dealers cards is then turned face up, providing a window to the House's hand.
How do I bet?
First, look at your cards. If you think that you can beat the Dealers hand, place your cards face down in the bet area and make an additional wager (twice that of your 'Ante'). If you're not confident that your hand can beat the Dealers, you may fold and forfeit your Ante.
How do I win?
After all players have either folded or bet, the Dealer displays the House hand. To open, the Dealer must have at least an Ace and King. If not, all Ante wagers are paid at even money, and all other bets are considered stand off.
If you beat the Dealers hand, you will be paid even money on your ante wager, and varying odds on your bet depending on the hand you make. If the Dealers hand is higher than your hand, you lose both your Ante and bet.
How do I win the Jackpot Bonus?
If you entered the Jackpot by placing a side bet and your hand qualifies for a payout, you win. The amount you win will be appropriate to your hand regardless of the strength of the Dealers hand.
How do the hands rank?
|Royal Flush:||The highest hand in Caribbean Stud Poker - the top five cards in the deck (10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace), all in the same suit.|
|Straight Flush:||Five consecutive cards of the same suit, other than a Royal Flush (The Ace may also be counted as one).|
|Four of a kind:||Any four cards of the same face value, plus any other card.|
|Full House:||Any three cards of the same face value, plus any other two cards of the same face value.|
|Flush:||Any five cards of the same suit, but not running consecutively.|
|Straight:||Five consecutive cards of more than one suit.|
|Three of a kind:||Any three cards of the same face value, plus any other two cards.|
|Two Pairs:||Any two cards of the same face value, plus another two cards of the same face value (but different from the first pair), plus any other card.|
|One Pair:||Any two cards of the same face value, plus any other three cards.|
What are the odds?
Various hands pay various odds. Your Dealer will be happy to explain them.
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