Poker has become world acclaimed as of late, with televised tournaments and celebrity poker game events. The games popularity, though, stretches back quite a bit farther than its TV ratings. Over the years several types on the earliest poker game have been created, including a handful of games that are not really poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of these particular games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is more closely affiliated with twenty-one than long-standing poker, in that the players bet against the house rather than the other players. The succeeding hands, are the established poker hands. There is little bluffing or other types of bamboozlement. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to ante up prior to the dealer saying "No more wagers." At that point, both you and the dealer and of course every one of the different gamblers attain 5 cards. Once you have seen your hand and the bank’s 1st card, you have to in turn make a call wager or surrender. The call wager’s amount is on same level to your original bet, indicating that the risks will have doubled. Surrendering means that your wager goes immediately to the house. After the bet comes the showdown. If the house does not have ace/king or better, your bet is returned, plus an amount in accordance with the initial wager. If the bank does have ace/king or greater, you win if your hand is greater than the dealer’s hand. The dealer pony’s up cash equal to your wager and fixed odds on your call wager. These odds are:

  • Even for a pair or high card
  • 2-1 for two pairs
  • three to one for 3 of a kind
  • 4-1 for a straight
  • 5-1 for a flush
  • seven to one for a full house
  • twenty to one for a four of a kind
  • 50-1 for a straight flush
  • one hundred to one for a royal flush