Caribbean Stud Poker Rules

How to play & Win Caribbean Poker:
Rules, plan, tactics, method, system, technique, Payouts, Jakpot, Hand Rankings

Caribbean Poker is played with a standard 52-card deck of cards. To start the game, the Poker player must first place an "Ante Bet". The dealer then gives each player five cards face-up. (On Public and Group tables the other members' cards will appear to be dealt face down.) The dealer also receives five cards; four cards dealt face down, and one card face up.

When the Poker player looks at his/her cards, and the dealer's Up Card, the player either challenges the dealer's hand, by placing a bet, or surrenders. The "Challenge Bet" is always equal to twice the Ante Bet. If the player chooses to "Surrender", the Ante Bet is lost.

When a Challenge Bet is made, the dealer reveals his four remaining cards, and the hands are then compared.

In order to qualify, the dealer's hand must contain at least one Ace and one King or better. If the dealer's hand does not qualify, the players receive a 1 to 1 payout on their Ante Bet, and the Challenge Bet is returned without additional winnings.

Should the dealer's hand qualify (with a value of at least one Ace and one King), the player's and dealer's hands are then compared, and the best hand wins (see Poker Hand Value Chart below). A player's winning hand receives 1 to 1 on the Ante Bet, plus the winnings on the Challenge Bet, which are calculated according to the hand's value (see "Payoff" column of Poker Hand Value Chart below).

Push When the dealer's and the player's hands are equal, it is considered a "Push", and both the Ante Bet and the Challenge Bet are returned to the player.

Poker Hand Value Chart - Caribbean Stud Poker House Payout:

Winning Hand (Hand Rankings) Payout
Royal Flush - A,K,Q,J,10 of the same suit. 100 to 1
Straight Flush - 5 sequential cards of the same suit. 50 to 1
Four of a Kind - 4 cards of the same rank. 20 to 1
Full House - 3 of a Kind and a Pair. 7 to 1
Flush - 5 cards of the same suit. 5 to 1
Straight - 5 sequential cards ( an ace is either the highest or lowest card). 4 to 1
Three of a Kind - 3 cards of the same rank. 3 to 1
Two Pair - 2 cards of one rank, and 2 of another rank. 2 to 1
One Pair - 2 cards of one rank. 1 to 1
Ace-King - One ace and one king of any suit. 1 to 1

Progressive payout table

Regardless of the dealers hand, if you have placed the $1 progressive side bet, you qualify for a payout depending on the progressive jackpot payout table used. If more than one player at the table qualifies for the Royal Flush progressive payout, each player shares equally. Below we have listed a typical progressive jackpot payout table.

Hand Pays off
Royal Flush 100% of the progressive jackpot
Straight Flush 10% of the progressive jackpot
4 of a Kind $500
Full House $100
Flush $50