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Caribbean Poker Protocols and Pointers

Online poker has become globally acclaimed lately, with televised tournaments and celebrity poker game shows. The games universal appeal, though, arcs back quite a bit further than its television ratings. Over the years many variations on the first poker game have been developed, including a handful of games that are not in reality poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is 1 of these particular games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is most closely related to twenty-one than long-standing poker, in that the players bet against the house instead of each other. The succeeding hands, are the long-standing poker hands. There is little concealment or other kinds of deception. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to ante up before the dealer broadcasting "No further wagers." At that moment, both you and the casino and of course all of the different gamblers receive five cards each. After you have observed your hand and the casino’s initial card, you have to in turn make a call wager or bow out. The call bet’s value is equal to your original bet, meaning that the stakes will have increased two fold. Abandoning means that your ante goes instantly to the bank. After the wager is the showdown. If the house does not have ace/king or better, your wager is given back, with a sum equal to the ante. If the dealer has a hand with ace/king or greater, you succeed if your hand beats the dealer’s hand. The house pony’s up cash even with your ante and controlled odds on your call bet. These expectations are:

  • Even for a pair or high card
  • 2-1 for two pairs
  • 3-1 for 3 of a kind
  • four to one for a straight
  • five to one for a flush
  • seven to one for a full house
  • twenty to one for a 4 of a kind
  • 50-1 for a straight flush
  • one hundred to one for a royal flush