Internet poker has become world celebrated recently, with televised events and celebrity poker game shows. Its universal appeal, though, stretches back in reality a bit further than its TV scores. Over the years many variants on the original poker game have been developed, including a handful of games that are not in fact poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of these games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is more closely resembling blackjack than traditional poker, in that the gamblers bet against the bank instead of the other players. The succeeding hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is no concealment or different types of boondoggle. In Caribbean stud poker, you are expected to ante up just before the dealer broadcasting "No further bets." At that point, both you and the dealer and of course every one of the different gamblers receive 5 cards each. Once you have seen your hand and the casino’s first card, you need to in turn make a call wager or surrender. The call wager’s value is equal to your original bet, which means that the stakes will have increased two fold. Surrendering means that your ante goes instantaneously to the house. After the wager is the showdown. If the bank doesn’t have ace/king or better, your bet is given back, including a sum equal to the original bet. If the casino does have ace/king or better, you win if your hand is greater than the bank’s hand. The casino pays out cash equal to your ante and fixed expectations on your call bet. These odds are:

  • Even for a pair or high card
  • two to one for 2 pairs
  • 3-1 for 3 of a kind
  • 4-1 for a straight
  • 5-1 for a flush
  • 7-1 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