Online poker has become globally famous lately, with televised competitions and celebrity poker game events. The games popularity, though, stretches back in reality a bit farther than its TV scores. Over the years several variants on the earliest poker game have been created, including a few games that are not quite poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is 1 of these particular games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is more closely related to twenty-one than traditional poker, in that the gamblers bet against the house rather than the other players. The winning hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is no conniving or other types of deception. In Caribbean stud poker, you are expected to ante up before the croupier declares "No further wagers." At that moment, both you and the bank and of course all of the other gamblers receive 5 cards. Once you have observed your hand and the dealer’s 1st card, you have to either make a call bet or give up. The call wager’s value is on same level to your original bet, meaning that the risks will have increased two fold. Bowing out means that your wager goes instantly to the bank. After the bet comes the conclusion. If the house does not have ace/king or greater, your bet is returned, with a figure on par with the initial wager. If the dealer does have ace/king or greater, you succeed if your hand beats the casino’s hand. The bank pays out chips even with your wager and fixed expectations on your call bet. These odds are:

  • Even for a pair or high card
  • 2-1 for two pairs
  • 3-1 for 3 of a kind
  • four to one for a straight
  • 5-1 for a flush
  • 7-1 for a full house
  • 20-1 for a four of a kind
  • 50-1 for a straight flush
  • 100-1 for a royal flush