Poker has become world famous as of late, with televised competitions and celebrity poker game shows. The games universal appeal, though, stretches back quite a bit farther than its TV scores. Over the years many variations on the first poker game have been developed, including a handful of games that are not in fact poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of these games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is most closely resembling vingt-et-un than old guard poker, in that the gamblers bet against the dealer rather than each other. The succeeding hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is little concealment or different kinds of bamboozlement. In Caribbean stud poker, you are expected to ante up before the croupier announcing "No further wagers." At that instance, both you and the dealer and of course every one of the different players receive five cards each. Once you have observed your hand and the bank’s initial card, you must either make a call wager or bow out. The call wager’s amount is equal to your beginning ante, indicating that the stakes will have doubled. Bowing out means that your bet goes immediately to the dealer. After the wager is the showdown. If the casino does not have ace/king or greater, your bet is given back, with an amount in accordance with the original wager. If the house has a hand with ace/king or greater, you win if your hand beats the casino’s hand. The house pays chips even with your original bet and fixed expectations on your call bet. These odds are:

  • Equal for a pair or high card
  • 2-1 for 2 pairs
  • 3-1 for 3 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 4 of a kind
  • fifty to one for a straight flush
  • 100-1 for a royal flush