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Poker has become globally celebrated lately, with televised events and celebrity poker game shows. Its universal appeal, though, stretches back in fact a bit farther than its TV ratings. Over the years numerous variations on the first poker game have been created, including a handful of games that are not really poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of the above-mentioned games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is more closely resembling 21 than old guard poker, in that the gamblers wager against the casino instead of the other players. The succeeding hands, are the long-standing poker hands. There is little conniving or other types of concealment. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to ante up before the croupier declares "No more wagers." At that moment, both you and the bank and of course all of the other gamblers attain five cards. Once you have observed your hand and the bank’s initial card, you need to in turn make a call bet or bow out. The call wager’s amount is equal to your original bet, meaning that the stakes will have doubled. Surrendering means that your wager goes instantly to the dealer. After the bet comes the showdown. If the casino doesn’t have ace/king or greater, your bet is given back, with an amount equal to the ante. If the casino has a hand with ace/king or greater, you succeed if your hand is greater than the casino’s hand. The bank pays chips equal to your bet and controlled odds on your call wager. These expectations are:

  • Even for a pair or high card
  • two to one for two pairs
  • three to one for three of a kind
  • 4-1 for a straight
  • five to one for a flush
  • seven to one for a full house
  • 20-1 for a 4 of a kind
  • 50-1 for a straight flush
  • one hundred to one for a royal flush