Besides being an exciting Poker-style card game, Caribbean Stud Poker is suiting for experts as well as beginners. The game is fast-paced and exciting with lots of action and possibilities. With five cards you compete against the dealer only, no matter how many players are in the game. To optimize your chances and add to the thrill Caribbean Stud Poker includes an addition 5 + 1 bonus bet. This is a separate winning option, no matter what the outcome of the game.
All players place a first basic bet – Ante, then receive five cards face-up. The dealers’ cards are dealt face-down, besides the last and final card. Based on this you can now decide upon your next step: either call or fold. You either raise your original bet or drop out of the game, in which case your original bet is lost. If you raise, the dealer reveals his hand. This is the big moment in which you may become a winner.
The 5+1 bonus bet gives you the opportunity to combine the dealers open card with your own hand and form a winning Poker hand. You can win with Three of a Kind or better. And the best is, this is valid regardless of the dealers’ hand. This gives you huge extra winning options on this energetic poker game with tropical flair.
In general, the classic poker hands, such as Royal Flush or Full House also pay out in Caribbean Stud Poker. Here’s how each winning option counts:
|Hand ||Payout |
|Royal Flush ||100 : 1 |
|Straight Flush ||50 : 1 |
|Four of a kind ||20 : 1 |
|Full House ||7 : 1 |
|Flush ||5 : 1 |
|Straight ||4 : 1 |
|Three of a kind ||3 : 1 |
|Two pair ||2 : 1 |
|Andere ||1 :1 |
Caribbean Stud Poker offers you the possibility of an optional side bet, also known as 5+1 bet. The idea is to create the best possible Poker hand by combining the dealers revealed card with your own cards. If you manage to get a ‚Three of a Kind‘ or higher, the side bet is won, regardless of the dealers’ final hand. The player will always place an Ante-bet before the side bet, which is not effected by ‘call’ or ‘fold’.
Using a strategy in Caribbean Stud Poker can be quite difficult. Only few players are expert enough to do so. Still there are a few general tricks that may help you focus and get hit the big win easier.
- If you raise, make sure you have at least a pair.
- Always drop out with the hand that is worth less than the qualified hand of the dealer.
When should you raise, with a pair at minimum? When should you fold?
- The dealers’ cards reveal a 2 or up to Queen and you have at least one of these cards: raise.
- The dealers revealed card is a king or an ace; you have Jack or a Kinga: raise.
- You have a Queen; the dealers revealed card does not equal any of your cards; your fourth highest card is worth more than the dealers card: raise.