Web poker has become globally acclaimed as of late, with televised championships and celebrity poker game shows. The games universal appeal, though, stretches back in reality a bit farther than its TV scores. Over the years several variants on the first poker game have been created, including a handful of games that are not in reality poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of these games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is most closely related to vingt-et-un than traditional poker, in that the players bet against the bank rather than the other players. The winning hands, are the long-standing poker hands. There is no conniving or other kinds of deceptiveness. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to pay up just before the dealer announcing "No more wagers." At that point, both you and the casino and of course every one of the other gamblers attain 5 cards. Once you have observed your hand and the bank’s initial card, you have to either make a call wager or surrender. The call bet’s value is akin to your original ante, indicating that the stakes will have increased two fold. Giving Up means that your ante goes instantaneously to the casino. After the wager comes the face off. If the house doesn’t have ace/king or greater, your bet is given back, including a sum equal to the ante. If the house has a hand with ace/king or better, you succeed if your hand beats the dealer’s hand. The house pays chips even with your initial bet and set odds on your call wager. These expectations are:

  • Equal for a pair or high card
  • 2-1 for two pairs
  • 3-1 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 four of a kind
  • 50-1 for a straight flush
  • 100-1 for a royal flush