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Internet poker has become world acclaimed as of late, with televised tournaments and celebrity poker game shows. Its universal appeal, though, stretches back in fact a bit farther than its TV ratings. Over the years many types on the original poker game have been created, including some games that are not really poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of the above-mentioned games. Regardless of the name, Caribbean stud poker is most closely resembling chemin de fer than traditional poker, in that the gamblers wager against the dealer rather than the other players. The winning hands, are the long-standing poker hands. There is little bluffing or other kinds of deceptiveness. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to ante up just before the croupier saying "No more bets." At that moment, both you and the house and of course all of the different players acquire five cards each. After you have looked at your hand and the dealer’s initial card, you need to either make a call wager or give up. The call wager’s amount is equal to your beginning wager, which means that the risks will have increased two fold. Giving Up means that your wager goes immediately to the bank. After the wager is the showdown. If the dealer does not have ace/king or better, your bet is given back, plus a figure equal to the initial bet. If the bank has a hand with ace/king or better, you win if your hand defeats the bank’s hand. The casino pony’s up chips equal to your original bet and fixed expectations on your call wager. These odds are:

  • Even for a pair or high card
  • 2-1 for two pairs
  • three to one for 3 of a kind
  • four to one for a straight
  • five to one for a flush
  • 7-1 for a full house
  • 20-1 for a 4 of a kind
  • 50-1 for a straight flush
  • 100-1 for a royal flush