Poker has become globally acclaimed recently, with televised competitions and celebrity poker game events. Its universal appeal, though, arcs back in reality a bit further than its TV scores. Over the years numerous types on the earliest poker game have been developed, including some games that are not quite poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of these particular games. Regardless of the name, Caribbean stud poker is more closely affiliated with blackjack than old guard poker, in that the players bet against the dealer rather than the other players. The succeeding hands, are the established poker hands. There is little concealment or other types of bamboozlement. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to pay up before the croupier broadcasting "No more wagers." At that instance, both you and the house and of course all of the other players receive five cards each. After you have seen your hand and the bank’s first card, you have to either make a call bet or accede. The call bet’s amount is akin to your beginning wager, meaning that the stakes will have doubled. Abandoning means that your wager goes instantaneously to the house. After the wager is the showdown. If the casino doesn’t have ace/king or better, your bet is given back, with a sum on par with the ante. If the casino has a hand with ace/king or greater, you succeed if your hand beats the bank’s hand. The casino pony’s up money equal to your original bet and fixed odds on your call wager. These odds are:

  • Equal for a pair or high card
  • two to one for 2 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 4 of a kind
  • 50-1 for a straight flush
  • 100-1 for a royal flush