Web poker has become globally celebrated as of late, with televised tournaments and celebrity poker game shows. The games universal appeal, though, arcs back quite a bit farther than its TV ratings. Over the years many variations on the first poker game have been developed, including some games that are not really poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is one of the above-mentioned games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is most closely related to blackjack than long-standing poker, in that the gamblers wager against the casino instead of each other. The winning hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is no bluffing or other types of deceptiveness. In Caribbean stud poker, you are expected to pay up just before the croupier declares "No further wagers." At that moment, both you and the house and of course all of the other gamblers attain 5 cards. After you have observed your hand and the casino’s first card, you have to in turn make a call wager or give up. The call wager’s amount is equal to your beginning wager, meaning that the stakes will have increased two fold. Giving Up means that your bet goes directly to the casino. After the bet comes the face off. If the house doesn’t have ace/king or greater, your wager is returned, plus an amount on par with the original bet. If the dealer does have ace/king or greater, you succeed if your hand is greater than the casino’s hand. The house pays cash even with your bet and set expectations on your call wager. These expectations are:

  • Equal for a pair or high card
  • 2-1 for two pairs
  • three to one for three of a kind
  • four to one for a straight
  • five to one for a flush
  • seven to one for a full house
  • 20-1 for a four of a kind
  • 50-1 for a straight flush
  • 100-1 for a royal flush