Internet poker has become globally acclaimed lately, with televised competitions and celebrity poker game events. The games universal appeal, though, stretches back in fact a bit further than its TV ratings. Over the years several variants on the original poker game have been developed, including a handful of games that are not in fact poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of the above-mentioned games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is more closely related to blackjack than old guard poker, in that the players wager against the house instead of each other. The succeeding hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is no bluffing or different kinds of bamboozlement. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to ante up just before the dealer declares "No more bets." At that point, both you and the bank and of course every one of the other players attain 5 cards. Once you have seen your hand and the dealer’s 1st card, you need to in turn make a call bet or bow out. The call bet’s amount is on same level to your beginning ante, indicating that the risks will have doubled. Giving Up means that your bet goes instantly to the casino. After the bet comes the showdown. If the casino does not have ace/king or better, your wager is given back, plus a figure equal to the ante. If the dealer has a hand with ace/king or better, you succeed if your hand defeats the bank’s hand. The house pays out chips even with your ante and set odds on your call bet. These odds are:

  • Equal for a pair or high card
  • two to one for 2 pairs
  • three to one for three of a kind
  • 4-1 for a straight
  • five to one for a flush
  • seven to one for a full house
  • 20-1 for a four of a kind
  • fifty to one for a straight flush
  • one hundred to one for a royal flush