Caribbean Stud Poker

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Caribbean Stud Poker - Game Guide

Caribbean Stud Poker is one of the more famous variants of classic Poker. In classic Draw Poker, 5 cards are dealt, pots are raised, hands are folded and the highest hand wins the pot. There is a pot in Caribbean Stud Poker as well. Players drop a credit into the pot. All of the credits that are dropped go into a Progressive Pot. You win a percentage of the Progressive Pot if the 5 cards drawn qualify for a bonus payout. You also win a bonus payout for higher hands with a dropped credit.

The Progressive Pot is different than a standard bet. You’re allowed to raise your standard bet before the dealer shows all of his cards, but you aren’t allowed to exchange cards in Caribbean Stud Poker. The 5 cards that you get are the 5 cards that you have to play with.

Caribbean Stud Poker - How to Play

Before any cards are dealt, the player can decide to drop a credit into the Progressive Pot. If the player does this, he simply puts a credit into the drop credit slot.

The player then makes a wager and the cards are dealt. The dealer’s will show 1 upcard with 4 downcards. All of the player’s cards will be dealt up. The player decides to raise the bet or not. All cards are revealed. High hand wins with payouts to the player determined by the payout table.

Caribbean Stud Poker - Bet Types

The player can drop a credit before any other bets are made. The first bet is the standard wager. The player can raise the wager by tripling it before the dealer shows his cards. For example, if the standard wager is $10 and the player raises, the total bet will be $30.

Caribbean Stud Poker - Minimum and Maximum Bet Amounts

The minimum bet for both a dropped credit and the standard bet is $1.

The maximum bet for both a dropped credit and the standard bet is $25.

Caribbean Stud Poker – Payouts

Regular payouts are listed below. Remember, that you have to beat the dealer’s hand in order to get a payout.

Regular Payout
Two Pairs1.00x
Two of a Kind1.00x
Three of a Kind3.00x
Flush 5.00x
Full House7.00x
Four of a Kind20.00x
Straight Flush50.00x
Natural Royal100.00x
Payouts for Higher Hands with Dropped Credit
Hand Payout Bonus Slot
Flush 7.00x 2% Jackpot
Full House 14.00x 5% Jackpot
Four of a Kind 50.00x 10% Jackpot
Straight Flush 100.00x 20% Jackpot
Natural Royal 200.00x Jackpot

Caribbean Stud Poker - Strategy/Tips

You won’t want to drop a credit unless you’re feeling extremely lucky. The thing about Caribbean Stud Poker is that you have to play the cards that you get on the draw. You can’t exchange cards like you would in a classic 5 card draw poker game.

Whether to raise or not depends on what sort of hand you’ve got. The dealer will be showing only 1 out of 5 cards meaning that even if the dealer shows a 2, you can’t make a decision based on that unless you’ve got at least a strong pair. A good rule of thumb is to never raise, since you’re tripling the standard bet, $25 will go to $75 for example, unless you’re showing a pair of 10s.

You can drop credits if you’d like, but, again, without the ability to exchange cards, it might be wiser to save that money for raises with your strong hands.

Poker – Glossary

act – To check, call, play, fold, open betting or raise. In Three Card Poker, you can only play or fold.

action – A bet.

ante – The minimum bet before a game of poker begins.

deal – The act of distributing cards to players.

face cards – Cards in the deck with “faces”: the Jack, Queen and King.

flush – A hand where all of the cards are of the same suit: all cards are diamonds, clubs, hearts or spades.

fold – Giving up on the hand, admitting that you’ve lost.

four of a kind – Four cards of the same value. Four Aces constitutes four of a kind.

full house – In a 5 card game of poker, having a pair and three of a kind.

hand – The cards that each player holds. Example: if you’re dealt a King, Queen and Jack, your hand is a King, Queen and Jack.

high card – The card with the highest value in a hand.

hole – The cards dealt face down.

off-suit – Cards not in the same suit.

pair – Two cards of the same value.

play – To play means to bet or raise in a game.

push – A tie or draw.

raise – To increase your wager.

royal flush – When your cards, in a 5 card poker game, are a 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace and are all of the same suit, all of the cards are hearts, for example. A royal flush is the best possible hand in the game of poker.

shuffle – Mixing up the cards before they’re dealt.

straight – When your cards in order. For example, a 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 in a 5 card game of poker constitutes a straight.

straight flush – When all of your cards are in order and of the same suit. For example, a 6 of clubs, 7 of clubs, 8 of clubs, 9 of clubs and 10 of clubs in a 5 card game of poker constitutes a straight flush.

table limit – The maximum and minimum wagers allowed in a game.

three of a kind – Having three cards of the same value, three 9s, as an example.

two of a kind – A pair, two cards of the same value. Example: two 8s constitute a pair of eights.

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