Web poker has become globally celebrated recently, with televised championships and celebrity poker game events. Its popularity, though, arcs back in reality a bit further than its TV ratings. Over the years many types on the first poker game have been developed, including a handful of games that are not in reality poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is 1 of these games. Regardless of the name, Caribbean stud poker is more closely affiliated with 21 than traditional poker, in that the players bet against the house rather than the other players. The winning hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is little bluffing or different types of deception. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to ante up prior to the dealer broadcasting "No further wagers." At that moment, both you and the bank and of course all of the other gamblers are given 5 cards. After you have seen your hand and the casino’s first card, you must either make a call bet or bow out. The call wager’s value is akin to your original bet, which means that the risks will have increased two fold. Giving Up means that your wager goes instantaneously to the bank. After the bet is the showdown. If the bank doesn’t have ace/king or better, your wager is returned, including an amount on par with the ante. If the casino has a hand with ace/king or better, you succeed if your hand is greater than the casino’s hand. The casino pays money equal to your wager and fixed odds on your call wager. These expectations are:

  • Equal for a pair or high card
  • two to one for two pairs
  • 3-1 for 3 of a kind
  • four to one 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