Caribbean Poker Protocols and Tricks

Poker has become world famous recently, with televised events and celebrity poker game shows. Its universal appeal, though, arcs back quite a bit farther than its TV scores. Over the years several variations on the earliest poker game have been developed, including a few games that are not in reality poker anymore. Caribbean stud poker is 1 of these games. Despite the name, Caribbean stud poker is more closely affiliated with 21 than long-standing poker, in that the players wager against the casino rather than each other. The winning hands, are the traditional poker hands. There is no bluffing or other types of boondoggle. In Caribbean stud poker, you are expected to ante up prior to the dealer declares "No more wagers." At that instance, both you and the house and of course all of the different players are given 5 cards each. Once you have observed your hand and the bank’s initial card, you must in turn make a call wager or accede. The call bet’s value is equal to your original wager, meaning that the risks will have increased two fold. Bowing out means that your bet goes immediately to the dealer. After the wager is the showdown. If the bank does not have ace/king or better, your bet is given back, including a sum equal to the original wager. If the dealer does have ace/king or greater, you succeed if your hand is greater than the dealer’s hand. The dealer pays money equal to your bet and controlled expectations on your call wager. These expectations are:

  • Even for a pair or high card
  • two to one for 2 pairs
  • 3-1 for 3 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 4 of a kind
  • fifty to one for a straight flush
  • 100-1 for a royal flush

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