Caribbean stud poker has become one of the most popular new casino games in the last few years. If you like poker, you will love Caribbean Stud Poker. Originally played on cruise ship casinos, then picked up by Vegas casinos adn now many online casinos are offering the game. The player plays against the dealer, independently of other players. Your goal as the player is to beat the dealer's hand. The exciting aspect of the game is that you can win big when you least expect it. The international payoff standard for a royal flush is 100 to 1. Many also offer big $1 progressive jackpots. Some 'experts' will say that playing the progressive is a 'sucker' bet as the odds are very heavy in the casinos favor and should be avoided until the jackpot reaches a high enough level to even the odds but if you get 4 of a kind and you didn't play the $1 bet....well.
In order to palay in the game, you must first place an "ante bet".
Don't forget to add your $1 bonus bet. You are then dealt a hand of five cards,
all of them dealt face up. The dealer also receives five cards; four cards dealt face down and one card face up. You then have to decide whether to challenge the dealer's hand or to surrender. If you wish to challenge the dealer you must place a bet which is always equal to twice the ante. If you surrender and fold, you lose your ante.
When you receive a good hand, you naturally place a bet to challenge the dealer. When the bet has been placed, the dealer reveals their remaining four cards, and the hands are compared.
The dealer's hand must contain at least one ace and one king in order to qualify. If the dealer's hand does not qualify, you receive 1 to 1 on your ante, and your bet is returned to you without winnings.
If the dealer's hand does qualify with a value of at least one ace and one king, the best hand wins. Your winning hand receives 1 to 1 on the ante plus the winnings on your bet, which are calculated according to the below winnings table(in most casinos, but check the payout tables provided to be sure):
1 to 1
Five cards of different values.
1 to 1
Two cards of the same value.
2 to 1
Two sets of two cards of the same value.
Three of a kind
3 to 1
Three cards of the same value.
4 to 1
Five cards in numerical sequence, but of different suits.
5 to 1
Five cards of the same suit, of any value.
7 to 1
One pair & three of a kind
Four of a Kind
20 to 1
Four cards of the same value.
50 to 1
Five cards in numeric sequence, and of the same suit.
200 to 1
Ace, king, queen, jack, and 10; all of the same suit.
When the dealer and the player receive poker hands of equal value (i.e. a push
game), both the ante and the bet are returned to the player.