Learning How To Play Caribbean Stud Poker


One of the most popular versions of online and live dealer Poker, Caribbean Stud is every bit as laid back and entertaining as the name implies. It is one of the easiest versions of the game that uses the 5-card draw. This article sheds light on how to play the game, and it offers a glimpse at the game’s interesting history.

How To Play The Game

Once you have found a version of Caribbean Stud Poker at an online or live dealer casino that appeals to you, you can launch it and adjust the settings so that your chips reflect the amount you want to bet. When you are ready to start, use the controls on the interface to place an ante or opening bet.

You will then receive 5 face-up cards. The dealer will receive 1 face-up card and 4 face-down cards. The single face-up card is the only clue to the dealer’s hand. Think carefully about whether your hand is strong enough to beat the dealer’s. If you are confident that you have a chance, or you are happy to take a chance, you can raise by placing a play bet.

The Caribbean Stud dealer’s 4 face-down cards will be turned face-up, and the hand will be compared with yours to determine who wins. If you are the winner, you will receive a payout.

Progressive Jackpot Side Bets

Some editions of Caribbean Stud Poker have a progressive jackpot. In some of them, it is automatically part of the game. In others, you need to place a side bet to stand a chance to win it.

Either way, you will need to win the game with a royal flush, which is the best winning hand that you could get. Depending on the game, you could win other jackpots if your hand contains a straight flush, 4 of a kind, a full house, a flush, a straight, or 3 of a kind.

Caribbean Stud History

The history of Caribbean Stud possibly is probably a blend of fact and legend. What’s more, there are different versions regarding the origin of the game.

According to the simpler, less exciting version, professional player David Sklansky developed the variation in 1983. However, he reportedly claimed that he was never able to patent it.

The more exciting version of the story is that a player met another player who was down on his luck. The unlucky player asked his new acquaintance to help him out with US$5,000. In return, he would teach him a new version of Poker that potentially could make him wealthy. The man accepted the offer, and was so impressed with the game he learned, he introduced it to a friend who owned a casino on the Caribbean island of Aruba.

The casino owner made a few changes to the rules and began offering it in his casino, which was frequented by the passengers of cruise ships. They couldn’t get enough of it, and slowly the game’s popularity spread.