Internet poker has become globally famous recently, with televised events and celebrity poker game events. The games universal appeal, though, stretches back quite a bit farther than its television scores. Over the years numerous types on the original poker game have been created, including a few games that are not quite poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of the above-mentioned games. Regardless of the name, Caribbean stud poker is most closely related to twenty-one than old guard poker, in that the players bet against the house instead of each other. The succeeding hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is no bluffing or other kinds of boondoggle. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to ante up before the croupier broadcasting "No further bets." At that point, both you and the bank and of course all of the other gamblers acquire five cards. Once you have observed your hand and the dealer’s first card, you must in turn make a call bet or bow out. The call wager’s amount is equal to your original wager, indicating that the stakes will have doubled. Abandoning means that your bet goes directly 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, plus a figure equal to the original wager. If the casino has a hand with ace/king or better, you succeed if your hand beats the casino’s hand. The casino pays money even with your bet and controlled odds on your call wager. These odds are:

  • Even for a pair or high card
  • 2-1 for two pairs
  • three to one for three of a kind
  • four to one for a straight
  • five to one for a flush
  • seven to one for a full house
  • twenty to one for a four of a kind
  • fifty to one for a straight flush
  • 100-1 for a royal flush