Caribbean Stud Poker is another very popular
game with online and land based pker players.
However the games differs slightly between countries.
It is definitely a slightly different game in
Europe and the United Kingdom than here in the
It is called Casino Five Card Stud Poker in
these countries and there is no prized Jackpot
in most of their casinos. Those that do have
a Jackpot refer to this game as casino stud
Do note however that whilst the payouts may
differ between the USA and the UK the rules
are basically very similar.
Maximum bets can be $100 on ante and $200 on
raise where the payouts take place. The highest
hand is the Royal Flush which can have a payout
as high as $10,000.00
You will find smaller casinos require the dealer
to shuffle the cards whilst the bigger casino
establishments who offer huge Jackpots use a
card shuffling machine to shuffle before the
dealer is allowed to distribute the cards.The
chip dropper system is not used in the UK, they
have their own unique system.
A game is on when the dealer shows Ace/King,
if he does not show this players playing for
the Jackpot must also show their cards, if they
are not then they are not shown.
The important thing is that Caribbean Stud Poker
is played not against other players but against
the casino house.
The rules of this game are very similar to 5
card stud poker. And like all games played against
the house, the house has an edge which ensures
they will win in the long run. Great tactics
like bluffing and aggresive play will not work
in this version of poker.
USA Casino Rules:
Generally the same although may vary amongst
- Game starts with players putting up their
- Dealer gives each player 5 cards facing down
and turns up 1 of his own cards.
- Players look at their cards without showing
or discussing with any of the other players.
- Players can then either fold and lose their
ante or bet 2 times their ante.
- Dealer then shows his cards but is only allowed
to play if he has higher than Ace/King or its
- The best hand then wins between each player
and the dealer.
- Dealer then pays Winners or takes the bets
and ante of those who lost.
* A player can only play 1 hand at a time.
* To play for the Progressive Jackpot it is
each player responsibility to ensure they put
up their wager for it.
* No talking between players of what hands they
have is allowed.
* Any Player receiving the wrong number of cards
means his hand is dead and not bet is honored
for him only.
* Table supervisor manages the game and his
or her decision is final.
* If a dealer mistakenly gives himself only
4 cards he can deal himself another one to make
it 5. Other types of misdeals means all hands
are dead and the game is redealt.
* All players cards must be always kept in full
sight of the dealer. When a player places his
cards facing up on the table he is not allowed
to touch those cards again.
* Any card revealed mistakenly before the dealer
stops accepting new bets will voild all hands.
When a player wins he is paid on the ante 1:1.
On his bet he is paid according to the hand
he has up to a specified maximum.
A Royal Flush: 100-1
A Straight Flush: 50-1
4 of a Kind: 20-1
A Full House: 7-1
A Flush: 5-1
A Straight: 4-1
3 of a Kind: 3-1
2 Pairs: 2-1
1 Pair or Less: 1-1
Dealer not holding the minimum of Ace/King will
mean all bets are void and all players will
get 1:1 on the ante. If dealer wins he takes
all bets from the players.
Players who played the Progressive Feature can
win even if they lose their bets to the dealer.
They will win if they have a flush or better
according to the below schedule:
A Royal Flush: The FULL Jackpot!
A Straight Flush: 10% of Jackpot!
4 of a Kind: $500.00
A Full House: $100.00
A Flush: $50.00
Two or more players holding a Royal Flush will
share the Jackpot equally.