Caribbean Stud Poker
You can play Caribbean stud poker right now over at the Grand
Online Casino. In this style of poker (a favorite in the Caribbean
and aboard cruise ships), each player plays against the dealer and
not against the other players. Thus, in Caribbean stud poker you
place an ante, receive a hand, and then decide whether or not you
would like to bet. If you bet and if the dealer's hand qualifies
(contains and Ace/King combination or better), your hand will be
compared to the dealer's. If you win, your payoff will be determined
by the quality of your hand.
By placing an initial wager, called an "ante", you begin
playing. After clicking on DEAL, you are dealt a five-card hand
face-up; the dealer is also dealt five cards of which one is exposed.
You now choose whether to Surrender ("fold"), losing the
ante, or to Bet ("call") an additional amount equal to
twice the ante. The dealer then reveals his remaining four cards.
When the dealer's hand does not include an Ace and King or better,
you are paid even money on the ante and nothing on the bet (a "push").
When the dealer's hand includes an Ace and King or better, it qualifies
for play against you. When the dealer's qualifying hand is better
than your hand, the house collects your ante and your bet. When
your hand is better than the dealers qualifying hand, you
are paid even money on the ante and an amount on the bet according
to the your hand.
The one caveat with Caribbean stud poker is that the dealer must
have at least an Ace-King hand for the game to be fully decided.
If he fails to have such a hand, he pays off the antes and pushes
on the bets. If the dealer achieves a hand of Ace-King (or better),
than all the players hands are judged against it. If the player
cannot beat the dealers hand, the player loses both his ante
and his bet. If the player beats the dealer, the ante is paid off
at even money, while the bet is paid off at house odds. More
Caribbean Stud Poker
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