Based on 5-card stud, Caribbean poker is not as popular as Texas Hold’em or OmahaHi/Low, but it does maintain a popular following. It comes with some pretty significant differences however; for example, players play against the house and no one else. Because of this, there is no bluffing and not really room for lots of strategy.
Some poker player’s have compared Caribbean poker to that of Blackjack; however, it’s a much slower pace than the traditional blackjack game. There is a certain set of rules and objectives to follow, as well as different odds. Overall, Caribbean poker online does hold some entertainment value. Many will come together just for the social aspect of it and some simple fun.
Caribbean Poker Game Play:
1.Player’s play on a Blackjack style table, which has three betting, spots available. One is ‘Bet’, two is ‘’Ante’ and three is ‘Progressive Jackpot’.
2.Player’s begin by placing a bet in the ‘Ante’ box before the dealing begins. If the player so wishes, he/she can place an optional bet within the ‘Progressive Jackpot’ box.
3.The player is then dealt 5 cards. After reviewing the cards, the player needs to decide whether to fold, or call the dealer.
4.At this point a bet must be placed to double the ante. The player may forfeit the ante if he or she wishes to fold.
5.If he/she is still in the game, then they must place their cards on the table face down. The dealer will collect the antes of those who folded and expose his 4 cards. The dealer qualifies by having an ace, King or higher.
6.If the player hand qualifies for progressive jackpot, the player makes the dealer turn over the hand whether the dealer qualifies or not.
7.Collect any winnings.
Odds for Caribbean Poker:
One Pair or less: 1 to 1
Two Pair: 2 to 1
Three of a Kind: 3 to 1
Straight: 4 to 1
Flush: 5 to 1
Full House: 7 to 1
Four of a Kind: 20 to 1
Straight Flush: 50 to 1