Poker has become world acclaimed lately, with televised events and celebrity poker game shows. The games universal appeal, though, stretches back in reality a bit further than its TV scores. Over the years many variations on the first poker game have been developed, including a handful of games that are not in fact poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of these particular games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is most closely affiliated with twenty-one than long-standing poker, in that the players bet against the casino rather than each other. The winning hands, are the established poker hands. There is little conniving or different types of concealment. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to ante up prior to the croupier broadcasting "No more bets." At that point, both you and the casino and of course all of the different players acquire five cards. After you have seen your hand and the casino’s 1st card, you have to either make a call wager or give up. The call wager’s value is akin to your beginning ante, which means that the risks will have doubled. Giving Up means that your ante goes immediately to the bank. After the wager comes the showdown. If the bank does not have ace/king or greater, your bet is returned, including a sum on par with the ante. If the house has a hand with ace/king or better, you succeed if your hand defeats the casino’s hand. The house pays out chips even with your initial bet and controlled expectations on your call bet. These odds are:

  • Even for a pair or high card
  • two to one for 2 pairs
  • three to one for three 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
  • fifty to one for a straight flush
  • one hundred to one for a royal flush