How to Play Caribbean Stud Poker

Short Description:
Craps Casino’s Caribbean Stud Poker is a poker-style game, in which the player competes, one on one, against the dealer. At the end of the hand, the player and dealer compare hands formed from their five cards. The player’s goal is to beat the dealer's hand.

Caribbean Stud Poker Rules:
Caribbean Stud Poker is played with a standard 52-card deck of cards. To start the game, the players must first place an "Ante Bet". The dealer then gives each player five cards face-up. (On Public and Group tables the other member’s cards will appear to be dealt face down.) The dealer also receives five cards; four cards dealt face down, and one card face up.

When the player looks at his/her cards, and the dealer's up card, the player either challenges the dealer's hand, by placing a bet, or surrenders. The "Challenge Bet" is always equal to twice the Ante Bet. If the player chooses to “Surrender”, the Ante Bet is lost.

When a Challenge Bet is made, the dealer reveals his four remaining cards, and the hands are then compared.

In order to qualify, the dealer's hand must contain at least one Ace and one King. If the dealer's hand does not qualify, the player receives a 1 to 1 payout on their Ante Bet, and the Challenge Bet is returned without additional winnings.

Should the dealer's hand qualify (with a value of at least one Ace and one King), the player’s and dealer’s hands are then compared, and the best hand wins (see Poker Hand Value Chart below). A player’s winning hand receives 1 to 1 on the Ante Bet, plus the winnings on their Challenge Bet, which are calculated according to the hand’s value (see “Payoff” column of Poker Hand Value Chart below).

When the dealer’s and the player’s hands are equal, it is considered a “Push”, and both the Ante Bet and the Challenge Bet are returned to the player.

Poker Hand Value Chart:

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 Pair 2 to 1
Pair 1 to 1
Ace/King 1 to 1

Table limits:

Minimum Ante: $1.
Minimum bet: $250.
Maximum Ante: $250.
Maximum bet: $500.

The betting limits may change according to Casino Policy.


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