Caribbean Stud Poker Rules

Caribbean Stud Poker Rules

Cyber Caribbean Stud Poker is an online version of the five-card stud poker game popularized on cruise ships plying the sparkling blue Caribbean waters. Stud Poker is a fast paced game, easy to learn and fun to play. You play the hand you’re dealt – there is no draw in Stud – so you don’t have to decide which cards to hold.

All player hands are pitted against the dealer’s hand, not against each other. You “ante up”, receive your hand and get a look at one of the dealer’s cards. You then have the opportunity to fold or increase your bet to see if you beat the dealer’s hand.

Game Play:

Our Stud Poker is a multi-hand game, meaning you can play up to
3 hands at the same time. Simply place wagers in the betting circles to either side of the center seat if you want to play additional hands. It makes the game much more interesting and increases your chances of winning.

A player begins by placing a starting bet (“ante”) in the Ante circle and then clicking the Deal button.

Players are dealt five cards face up while the dealer is dealt four cards face down and one card face up. Players then evaluate their hands and decide on one of two options:

  1. Fold – Play stops and the player loses the ante bet.
  1. Play – The player places an additional wager in the Bet area. Known as the “Back Bet”, this must be double the amount of the Ante wager.

The dealer’s hand is revealed and compared to the player’s hand (if player’s hand is still in play).

The dealer must qualify, however, with a hand consisting of an Ace and a King (Ace/King) or better. If the dealer fails to qualify, the player receives even money on the amount wagered on the Ante, while the Back Bet is a push (in other words, no money is paid on the additional wager made after the cards were dealt).

If the dealer qualifies with an Ace/King or better, and if the dealer’s hand is higher than the player’s hand, then the player loses both wagers (the Ante and the Back Bet). If the player’s hand is higher than the dealer’s hand, the player receives even money on the Ante wager and a bonus amount wagered for the Back Bet based on the following chart:

Player’s Hand Bonus Payout
One Pair or less 1:1
Two Pair 2:1
Three of a Kind 3:1
Straight 4:1
Flush 5:1
Full House 7:1
Four of a Kind 20:1
Straight Flush 50:1
Royal Flush 100:1

In the case of a Tie, where the player’s hand is of equal rank with the dealer’s hand, both bets are a push (neither paid nor taken).

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