Online poker has become globally famous lately, with televised tournaments and celebrity poker game events. Its universal appeal, though, stretches back in fact a bit further than its TV ratings. Over the years numerous variations on the original poker game have been developed, including some games that are not quite poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of these particular games. Regardless of the name, Caribbean stud poker is most closely affiliated with 21 than traditional poker, in that the players bet against the house instead of the other players. The winning hands, are the long-standing poker hands. There is no conniving or other kinds of boondoggle. In Caribbean stud poker, you are expected to ante up just before the dealer declares "No further wagers." At that point, both you and the bank and of course every one of the other players are given five cards each. Once you have observed your hand and the dealer’s first card, you have to in turn make a call wager or bow out. The call wager’s value is on same level to your original bet, indicating that the risks will have doubled. Surrendering means that your bet goes directly to the casino. After the bet comes the face off. If the house doesn’t have ace/king or better, your wager is given back, including an amount equal to the ante. If the bank does have ace/king or greater, you win if your hand is greater than the bank’s hand. The dealer pays cash equal to your wager and controlled odds on your call bet. These expectations are:

  • Equal for a pair or high card
  • 2-1 for 2 pairs
  • 3-1 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
  • fifty to one for a straight flush
  • one hundred to one for a royal flush