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Caribbean Stud Poker Rules

Caribbean Stud Poker is one of the faster growing casino games apart from poker. It once used to be hard to find a place to play this game, however most casinos today do have it. Besides you will always find it at any online casino of repute.

The game exploded because it is easy to learn and since it is a social game too. Playing it alone is fun, but there is nothing like it if you have a table of rowdy Caribbean Stud Poker players.

A quick look at the rules will give you a fair idea as to why the game of Caribbean Stud Poker is so popular. First of all, you will need to Ante up. If we are to imagine that you have just put down $5; after you have got your cards, you need to evaluate them to decide if you wish to stay in the hand. That's the big decision of the game. If you wish to quit, you fold. If not, you will need to double your Ante. Now we have a situation where for a $5 Ante the bet is for $10 and we end up with $15 on the table.

When do you win?

You play against the dealer only. If the dealer has got a hand rank of Ace-King or better, it's game on. Else your Ante bet is paid even money and your wager is pushed back to your corner.

Always remember that your Bet wager is always 2x the Ante; you are not allowed to bet more or less ever.

However if the dealer qualifies and you are able to beat the dealer's hand, your Ante is paid even money. Your wager is paid according to your hand rank. Here's the pay chart for you to see:
  • Full House: 7:1
  • Flush: 5:1
  • Royal Flush: 100:1
  • Straight Flush: 50:1
  • Straight: 4:1
  • One Pair or nothing: even money
  • Two Pair: 2:1
  • Three of a Kind: 3:1
  • Four of a Kind: 20:1
The "odds" are paid to your Bet wager only. Therefore if you played the $1 progressive, you will receive even money for a Flush or something better.

Also do not forget that the dealer must qualify, else your beautiful hand gets paid nothing except for the even money on the Ante wager. That is why people love to play the progressive pattern.

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