Internet poker has become world acclaimed lately, with televised events and celebrity poker game events. Its popularity, though, arcs back in reality a bit further than its TV scores. Over the years several variants on the original poker game have been created, including a few games that are not quite poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of these games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is more closely resembling vingt-et-un than traditional poker, in that the gamblers wager against the house instead of each other. The succeeding hands, are the long-standing poker hands. There is no conniving or other kinds of bamboozlement. In Caribbean stud poker, you are expected to pay up before the croupier broadcasting "No more wagers." At that instance, both you and the bank and of course all of the other gamblers are given five cards each. After you have observed your hand and the dealer’s 1st card, you must in turn make a call bet or surrender. The call wager’s amount is equal to your original bet, meaning that the risks will have doubled. Surrendering means that your bet goes instantly to the dealer. After the wager comes the conclusion. If the dealer does not have ace/king or greater, your bet is returned, with a sum in accordance with the ante. If the dealer has a hand with ace/king or better, you succeed if your hand defeats the dealer’s hand. The bank pays cash equal to your ante and fixed odds on your call wager. These odds are:

  • Even for a pair or high card
  • two to one for 2 pairs
  • three to one for 3 of a kind
  • four to one for a straight
  • five to one for a flush
  • 7-1 for a full house
  • twenty to one for a four of a kind
  • 50-1 for a straight flush
  • 100-1 for a royal flush