Caribbean Stud Poker rules

Caribbean Stud Poker rules are pretty easy. Read this page once, and you’re probably ready to play. The goal of stud poker is pretty simple too: to get a higher hand value than your opponent (in this case; the casino, or the bank). 

Caribbean Stud Poker Rules

Before we explain the rules, let's take a look at possible hands and values in the table below. These apply to most poker games. The game is played with one deck of 52 cards (so without the jokers).

Hand

Description

Example

Payout

Royal Flush

A, K, Q, J, T of the same suit

Ad Kd Qd Jd Td

200 : 1

Or Jackpot

Straight Flush

Five consecutive cards of the same suit, but without the ace as the highest card

Qd Jd Td 9d 8d

50 : 1

Four of a kind

Four cards of the same rank

Ah As Ad Ac X

20 : 1

Full house

Three cards of the same rank, plus two cards of a the same rank

8h 8s 8d 5s 5h

7 : 1

Flush

Five cards of the same suit

Ad Jd Td 5d 2d

5 : 1

Straight

Five sequential ranked cards

Jh Ts 9d 8d 7h

4 : 1

Three of a Kind

Three cards of the same rank

Ks Kh KdX X

3 : 1

Two pair

Two times two cards of the same rank

Jh Jd Th Td X

2 : 1

Pair

Two cards of the same rank

Ts Th X X X

1 : 1

Aas + Koning

An ace and a king

As Kh X X X

1 : 1

Game process of Caribbean Stud Poker

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  • First off, you place one initial bet, the ante. And if you want to play for a progressive jackpot, you can also place your bet in there, but you don't have to. Below on the right, you can change chips. Next, click one time or multiple times on the box that says ‘ante’ to set the value of your bet.
  • The player and the dealer each get five cards. The dealer shows one the five cards. The other four remain closed.
  • Depending on the strength of your hand, and the one open card of the dealer, you decide whether to fold (quit) or call (continue). Calling will cost you double the ante you placed.
  • If you quit, the hand is over and you lose the ante.
  • If you called, the dealer will show you his four remaining cards.

The outcome

caribbean stud poker call or fold
  • The dealer has to qualify with an ace-king or higher. If he doesn’t, you win 1:1 on the money you’ve bet, plus the ante.
  • If the dealer has qualified himself, the cards of the player and the dealer are compared.
  • If the player has a higher hand than the dealer, the player wins and gets a payout based on this hand. Check the table for payouts.
  • If the dealer has a higher hand value, the player loses the ante and the bet.
  • In the rare case of the hand values being exactly equal, the ante and the extra bet will return to the player.

The jackpot

caribbean stud pokerjackpot

The jackpot is a progressive jackpot. This means that every bet in the game (made by players all over the world) will add up to the jackpot. The jackpot keeps increasing in value, until the jackpot is finally won by some lucky player! Once the jackpot has been won, it will be reset to a standard amount.

Take a look at these Poker Jackpot bonuses:

Jackpot Table

Hand

Jackpot Bonus

Royal Flush

100% of the jackpot

Straight Flush

2500 : 1

Four of a kind

250 : 1

Full house

100 : 1

Flush

25 : 1

Straight

10 : 1

Three of a Kind

5 : 1

Two pair

-

Pair

-

Ace + King

-

Learn more about Caribbean Stud Poker rules

Okay, the rules are pretty straightforward. But if you want to have succes, you'll need to use some tactics to increase the odds in your favour. So, here's more on the best Caribbean Stud Poker strategy.