Internet poker has become globally celebrated recently, with televised tournaments and celebrity poker game shows. Its popularity, though, stretches back in fact a bit further than its television ratings. Over the years several variants on the original poker game have been developed, including a few games that are not in fact poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of these particular games. Regardless of the name, Caribbean stud poker is most closely resembling 21 than traditional poker, in that the players bet against the dealer rather than each other. The winning hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is little concealment or other kinds of deception. In Caribbean stud poker, you are expected to ante up just before the dealer declares "No further bets." At that point, both you and the dealer and of course every one of the different players receive five cards. Once you have observed your hand and the bank’s 1st card, you must in turn make a call wager or bow out. The call bet’s value is on same level to your original ante, which means that the stakes will have increased two fold. Bowing out means that your ante goes instantly to the dealer. After the wager comes the face off. If the casino does not have ace/king or better, your wager is returned, including a sum equal to the initial wager. If the house does have ace/king or greater, you win if your hand beats the casino’s hand. The bank pays out money 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 two pairs
  • 3-1 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 four of a kind
  • 50-1 for a straight flush
  • one hundred to one for a royal flush