Online poker has become world celebrated lately, with televised events and celebrity poker game shows. The games universal appeal, though, stretches back quite a bit further than its television ratings. Over the years several variations on the original poker game have been developed, including some games that are not really poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of the above-mentioned games. Regardless of the name, Caribbean stud poker is most closely related to chemin de fer than long-standing poker, in that the players bet against the casino instead of each other. The succeeding hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is no conniving or different types of deception. In Caribbean stud poker, you are expected to pay up prior to the croupier announcing "No more bets." At that moment, both you and the dealer and of course every one of the different players are given five cards each. Once you have observed your hand and the casino’s first card, you need to in turn make a call wager or bow out. The call bet’s value is equal to your original bet, meaning that the stakes will have doubled. Abandoning means that your wager goes instantly to the house. After the wager comes the showdown. If the casino does not have ace/king or better, your wager is given back, plus a sum on par with the original wager. If the casino has a hand with ace/king or better, you win if your hand is greater than the bank’s hand. The house pays out chips equal to your wager and controlled expectations on your call bet. These expectations are:

  • Equal for a pair or high card
  • two to one for 2 pairs
  • three to one for three of a kind
  • 4-1 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
  • 50-1 for a straight flush
  • one hundred to one for a royal flush