Poker has become world famous lately, with televised tournaments and celebrity poker game events. The games universal appeal, though, arcs back quite a bit farther than its television ratings. Over the years several variations on the earliest poker game have been created, including a handful of 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 resembling chemin de fer than traditional poker, in that the players wager against the dealer rather than the other players. The winning hands, are the long-standing poker hands. There is no concealment or other types of deceptiveness. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to pay up before the dealer announcing "No more bets." At that instance, both you and the bank and of course every one of the other gamblers are given 5 cards each. Once you have looked at your hand and the casino’s first card, you need to either make a call bet or give up. The call bet’s value is akin to your beginning wager, which means that the risks will have increased two fold. Giving Up means that your ante goes instantaneously to the bank. After the wager is the face off. If the house doesn’t have ace/king or greater, your bet is returned, including an amount in accordance with the ante. If the house has a hand with ace/king or better, you win if your hand beats the dealer’s hand. The bank pays out cash equal to your initial bet and fixed odds on your call bet. These odds are:

  • Equal for a pair or high card
  • two to one for 2 pairs
  • 3-1 for 3 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
  • 100-1 for a royal flush