Web poker has become globally celebrated lately, with televised competitions and celebrity poker game shows. Its popularity, though, arcs back quite a bit further than its television scores. Over the years several variants on the original poker game have been created, including a few 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 resembling blackjack than old guard poker, in that the gamblers bet against the dealer rather than the other players. The succeeding hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is no conniving or other types of boondoggle. In Caribbean stud poker, you are expected to ante up before the croupier broadcasting "No more wagers." At that instance, both you and the house and of course all of the different gamblers receive five cards. Once you have observed your hand and the bank’s 1st card, you must either make a call wager or accede. The call wager’s value is akin to your beginning bet, meaning that the risks will have doubled. Abandoning means that your bet goes immediately to the bank. After the bet comes the showdown. If the bank doesn’t have ace/king or greater, your wager is given back, with a figure in accordance with the ante. If the casino has a hand with ace/king or greater, you win if your hand beats the bank’s hand. The dealer pays out cash equal to your bet and set odds on your call wager. These odds are:

  • Equal for a pair or high card
  • 2-1 for 2 pairs
  • three to one for three 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
  • one hundred to one for a royal flush