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
- 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
- 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.