Web poker has become world celebrated as of late, with televised events and celebrity poker game shows. Its popularity, though, stretches back quite a bit further than its TV ratings. Over the years several variants on the earliest poker game have been created, including a handful of games that are not really poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is 1 of the above-mentioned games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is most closely affiliated with 21 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 no concealment or other types of concealment. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to ante up before the croupier declares "No further bets." At that moment, both you and the bank and of course all of the different players are given 5 cards. After you have looked at your hand and the bank’s initial card, you need to in turn make a call bet or give up. The call bet’s value is equal to your original bet, which means that the risks will have doubled. Giving Up means that your wager goes instantly to the casino. After the wager is the showdown. If the bank does not have ace/king or better, your bet is given back, with a figure on par with the original bet. If the bank does have ace/king or greater, you succeed if your hand defeats the casino’s hand. The bank pays cash even with your original bet and controlled odds on your call bet. These expectations are:

  • Equal for a pair or high card
  • 2-1 for two pairs
  • three to one for three 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
  • 50-1 for a straight flush
  • one hundred to one for a royal flush