Caribbean Poker Regulations and Hints

Internet poker has become world celebrated lately, with televised competitions and celebrity poker game shows. The games universal appeal, though, stretches back in fact a bit farther than its television ratings. Over the years many variations on the first poker game have been created, including some games that are not quite poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is 1 of these particular games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is most closely affiliated with chemin de fer than long-standing poker, in that the players wager against the bank instead of the other players. The winning hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is no bluffing or different kinds of boondoggle. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to ante up prior to the croupier saying "No more wagers." At that point, both you and the house and of course every one of the different gamblers are given five cards each. Once you have looked at your hand and the bank’s initial card, you must either make a call wager or bow out. The call bet’s amount is akin to your beginning bet, meaning that the risks will have doubled. Bowing out means that your wager goes directly to the house. After the wager comes the face off. If the dealer does not have ace/king or better, your bet is given back, including a sum on par with the ante. If the dealer does have ace/king or better, you succeed if your hand defeats the bank’s hand. The house pays out money equal to your original bet and controlled expectations on your call wager. These expectations are:

  • Equal for a pair or high card
  • two to one for two pairs
  • three to one for three of a kind
  • four to one for a straight
  • 5-1 for a flush
  • 7-1 for a full house
  • 20-1 for a four of a kind
  • 50-1 for a straight flush
  • one hundred to one for a royal flush

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