Caribbean Stud Poker as opposed to conventional poker games has players pitting themselves against the house rather than competing amongst each other. It has similar rules to Five Card Stud Poker. The game commences with each player placing an ante bet and receiving five face-down cards each along with the dealer.
After the dealer turns over and pushes his cards, users have the opportunity to take a look at their cards and pick between playing and folding. If the play option is selected, users will wager double the amount of the original ante. The Fold option leads to a forfeit of the initial ante. Subsequently the dealer divulges his cards and there is a comparison of the hand value of the player against the dealer. The player whose hand beats the dealer’s is declared the winner.
There are some ingenious strategies that can come handy while wagering in Caribbean Stud Poker to maximize your advantage. It helps to fold with an ace or king that is lower than the house’s qualifying hand. Players can raise through a pair rather than singletons to optimize the edge. The Caribbean Stud also features a highly-paying Progressive Jackpot that is linked to other casinos or within the same casino. The game allows players to stake a claim to the jackpot for $1 and is independent of the other bets.
Author: Natalie Stephanopoulos