Caribbean Stud Poker is a variant of the popular
Texas Hold'em poker. Caribbean Stud Poker differs from Texas Hold'em in that it
is played against the house rather than against other players.
The aim of Caribbean Stud Poker is to beat the dealer's hand by getting the best possible five-card hand.
An unlimited number of players can play simultaneously at one Caribbean Stud Poker table. Each player can take only one seat at the table.
Caribbean Stud Poker is played with one standard 52-card deck (Jokers are excluded). Only one game is played with one deck of cards, and cards are shuffled after each game round.
To start the game round, place your initial bet in the Ante spot. The dealer will deal five cards to you and five cards to himself/herself. All cards except for one of the dealer's cards will be dealt face down.
You must decide whether to CALL or FOLD. Choose CALL to continue the round by placing a Call bet equal to double your Ante. Choose FOLD to end the round, thereby forfeiting your Ante.
After you have made your decision, the dealer will reveal his/her four remaining cards.
To decide the winner, the highest-ranking hand that can be formed from your five cards is determined and compared with the dealer's hand.
The 5+1 BONUS bet is an optional side bet. You win on your 5+1 BONUS bet when your five cards plus the dealerís first face-up card can create a five-card poker hand of Three of a Kind or better.
At the start of a new game round, you will be given the option to place a 5+1 BONUS bet after you have placed an Ante bet that is equal to or greater than the minimum amount. After your Ante has been accepted, the 5+1 BONUS betting spot will be enabled and blink.
All bets must be placed before betting time
expires. Once betting time has expired, the dealer will deal 5 face-up cards to
the player and the first face-up card to the dealer.
You must then make a decision to CALL or FOLD, but this decision will not affect the outcome of your 5+1 BONUS bet.
At the end of the round, the dealer will turn all his/her cards face up and announce the result.
The individual cards are ranked in descending
order: Ace (high or low), King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2.
An Ace can be the highest value card in a Straight of A, K, Q, J, 10 or the lowest value card in a Straight of 5, 4, 3, 2, A.
Possible hands from the highest payouts to the lowest.
The dealer must have at least an Ace plus a King
or better card to qualify.
In other words, the lowest qualifying hand would be Ace, King, 4, 3, 2; and the highest non-qualifying hand would be Ace, Queen, Jack, 10, 9. If the dealer does not qualify, you win even money on your Ante and the Call bet is returned to you (push).
If the dealer qualifies and beats your hand, you lose both your Ante and Call bet.
If the dealer qualifies and your hand beats the dealerís, you win even money on your Ante, and the Call bet pays according to the posted pay table.
If you and the dealer tie, both your Ante and Call bet are returned to you (push).
RETURN TO PLAYER
The optimal theoretical return-to-player
percentage is 96.30%.
The optimal theoretical return-to-player percentage on total wager is 98.19%.
The optimal theoretical return-to-player percentage for 5+1 BONUS bet is 91.44%.