Caribbean Poker Protocols and Tips

Internet poker has become globally famous as of late, with televised championships and celebrity poker game events. The games universal appeal, though, stretches back in reality a bit further than its TV ratings. Over the years several variants on the original poker game have been created, including some games that are not in fact poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of these particular games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is most closely related to vingt-et-un than old guard poker, in that the players bet against the house instead of the other players. The winning hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is little concealment or other kinds of bamboozlement. In Caribbean stud poker, you are expected to ante up just before the croupier declares "No further bets." At that point, both you and the bank and of course all of the different players acquire five cards. Once you have observed your hand and the dealer’s 1st card, you must in turn make a call bet or give up. The call wager’s amount is on same level to your original wager, which means that the stakes will have increased two fold. Abandoning means that your ante goes directly to the house. After the wager comes the showdown. If the bank doesn’t have ace/king or greater, your wager is given back, including a figure on par with the ante. If the bank does have ace/king or greater, you succeed if your hand beats the casino’s hand. The casino pony’s up cash even with your bet and controlled odds on your call wager. These odds are:

  • Even for a pair or high card
  • 2-1 for two pairs
  • 3-1 for three of a kind
  • 4-1 for a straight
  • 5-1 for a flush
  • seven to one for a full house
  • 20-1 for a four of a kind
  • fifty to one for a straight flush
  • one hundred to one for a royal flush

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