Internet poker has become globally acclaimed as of late, with televised championships and celebrity poker game events. The games popularity, though, stretches back in fact a bit further than its television ratings. Over the years several variations on the first poker game have been developed, including some games that are not in reality poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is 1 of these games. Regardless of the name, Caribbean stud poker is more closely resembling blackjack than traditional poker, in that the players wager against the bank rather than the other players. The winning hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is little concealment or other kinds of concealment. In Caribbean stud poker, you are required to ante up just before the croupier saying "No more bets." At that moment, both you and the house and of course every one of the different gamblers are given 5 cards. After you have observed your hand and the casino’s initial card, you need to either make a call wager or give up. The call bet’s value is on same level to your original bet, meaning that the stakes will have doubled. Giving Up means that your bet goes instantaneously to the dealer. After the bet comes the face off. If the bank does not have ace/king or greater, your bet is given back, including a sum equal to the ante. If the bank has a hand with ace/king or greater, you win if your hand beats the dealer’s hand. The casino pays chips equal to your bet and controlled odds on your call bet. These odds are:

  • Equal for a pair or high card
  • 2-1 for 2 pairs
  • 3-1 for three of a kind
  • 4-1 for a straight
  • five to one for a flush
  • seven to one for a full house
  • twenty to one for a four of a kind
  • fifty to one for a straight flush
  • 100-1 for a royal flush