Carribean Stud Rules

The Basics
This online casino-style of Poker is a favorite in the Caribbean and aboard cruise ships, and is a card game where each online poker player is pitted against the dealer rather than against each other. Play is identical to the casino-style Stud Poker you may see billed as 5-card Stud, but if you’re unfamiliar with the online poker rules of that game then please read on…

Once you’ve placed an ante bet you receive your hand while the dealer receives theirs, four cards down and one face up for you to see. You then have the opportunity to bet on or fold your hand depending on how you rate your chances of beating the dealer when they finally reveal their full hand. If you choose to bet, the dealer’s hand is then revealed. You win if the dealer’s hand fails to qualify for consideration (i.e. it doesn’t include an Ace/ King combination or better) or qualifies but is beaten in comparison to your hand. The payoff you receive for winning is related to the quality of the hand you win with.

Hand Rankings
The standard Poker rankings are used for this casino Poker and are listed below from highest to lowest:

Hand Description
Royal Flush Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 from the same suit.
Straight Flush Five cards in consecutive order from the same suit.
Four of A Kind All four cards showing the same number or picture.
Full House Three of a Kind and a Pair (see below).
Flush Five cards of the same suit.
Straight Five cards in consecutive sequence in any combination of suits. Highest ranking Straight is A, K, Q, J, 10 and lowest 6,5,4,3,2.
Three of a kind Three cards showing the same number or picture.
Two Pairs Two groups of two cards showing the same number or picture.
One Pair One pair of cards showing the same number or picture.
Nothing A hand with no matching cards.

Typical Payoffs For a Winning Hand

Hand Payoff
Royal Flush 100 to 1
Straight Flush 50 to 1
Four of a Kind 20 to 1
Full House 7 to 1
Flush 5 to 1
Straight 4 to 1
Three of a Kind 3 to 1
Two Pairs 2 to 1
One Pair 1 to 1
Playing Online
When playing online always check your chosen casino’s own game guides to familiarise yourself with the operation of its specific software and, where the facility is available, play a few hands for fun first to get used to the betting and other player controls.