Caribbean Poker explained

Caribbean Poker – The Rules and How to Play

The goal of the game is to get a better poker hand than the dealer or house. This is a casino game rather than a game where you play against other players.

The first decision to make in Caribbean Poker or Caribbean Stud as it is commonly called, is the bet that will be placed. There are two betting phases….

  • Place a Bet
  • Then the dealer deals 5 cards to all players
  • Dealer turns up one card and then you have a choice and they are as follows..
  • Make a call bet, increasing your stake by an amount equal to twice your original ante, or surrender, in which case the bank wins your ante.
  • There is then a showdown.

If the house does not have Ace and a King or better your bet is returned, plus an amount equal to the ante.

If the house does have Ace and a King or better you win if your hand beats the houses hand.

The house pays out even money on your ante and fixed odds on your call bet as follows:

  • Even money for a pair or high card
  • 2-1 for two pairs
  • 3-1 for three of a kind
  • 4-1 for a straight
  • 5-1 for a flush
  • 7-1 for a full house
  • 20-1 for a four of a kind
  • 50-1 for a straight flush
  • 100-1 for a royal flush

If the house has Ace and a King or better and your hand is worse than the houses you lose your ante and call bet.