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Caribbean Poker Rules and Hints

Online poker has become world acclaimed lately, with televised championships and celebrity poker game shows. The games popularity, though, stretches back in fact a bit farther than its TV scores. Over the years numerous variations 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 particular games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is more closely affiliated with 21 than old guard poker, in that the gamblers bet against the bank rather than each other. The winning hands, are the long-standing poker hands. There is little conniving or other kinds of deceptiveness. In Caribbean stud poker, you are expected to ante up before the dealer saying "No further bets." At that moment, both you and the dealer and of course all of the other gamblers are given 5 cards each. Once you have seen your hand and the casino’s 1st card, you need to either make a call bet or surrender. The call bet’s value is akin to your original bet, which means that the stakes will have increased two fold. Surrendering means that your bet goes directly to the dealer. After the bet is the face off. If the house does not have ace/king or greater, your wager is returned, including a figure in accordance with the ante. If the dealer does have ace/king or better, you win if your hand is greater than the dealer’s hand. The dealer pony’s up cash even with your bet and set expectations on your call wager. These expectations are:

  • Even for a pair or high card
  • two to one for 2 pairs
  • three to one for 3 of a kind
  • 4-1 for a straight
  • five to one for a flush
  • 7-1 for a full house
  • 20-1 for a 4 of a kind
  • fifty to one for a straight flush
  • 100-1 for a royal flush

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