Caribbean Stud Poker
Caribbean Stud Poker is played and programmed according to Atlantic
City Poker rules.
Authority: New Jersey Casino Control Commission.
Rule Exceptions: The payoff for a Royal Flush is 200:1 instead of
In Caribbean Stud
Poker, a favorite in the Caribbean and aboard
cruise ships, each player plays against the dealer and not against
other players. After you have placed an ante, your cards are dealt and
at this point, you can choose whether to bet or to surrender.
If you bet and if the dealer's hand qualifies (if it contains
an Ace/King combination or better), your hand will be compared to the
dealer's. If you win, your payoff will be determined by the quality of
your hand. For information on payoffs please consult the payoff table
below. If you surrender, you will lose your ante to the dealer and the
hand will end.
How to Play:
Betting: Players begin
by placing an ante. This is done
by selecting the desired amount of chips from the chip console at the
bottom of the game screen. Your ante is shown in the "Bet" field
"Player Information" box. The maximum ante cannot exceed 1/3 part of
your current balance or $300. This amount may be increased or decreased
by placing the mouse on the chip with the desired denomination and
clicking the appropriate mouse button. Each time you click the left
mouse button you will add a chip from that pile to your planned wager
amount. Likewise by clicking on the right mouse button you can decrease
your planned wager amount. To begin a hand, place an ante in the 'ANTE'
space of your playing area by a left-click on the desired wager amount.
If you place a wager that is lower than the minimum table bet limit,
your bet amount will be automatically adjusted to the minimum bet
To qualify for the Bonus Jackpot you need to place a $1 bonus
bet. You do this by clicking on the flashing chip holder directly above
the 'ANTE' space. You may place a Bonus bet as long as the lights
surrounding the chip holder are flashing. You may place your Bonus bet
before or after placing your ante, however it must be done prior to
playing your hand. The size of the Jackpot increases with every bet.
The current level of the Jackpot is displayed at the left-hand side or
right-hand side of the screen depending on your seating position.
After you have placed
your ante and optional Bonus bet, click
on the "Deal" button and you will be dealt five cards. The dealer will
then receive four cards face down and one card face up. At this point,
you may either bet if you think you can win or surrender if you feel
that your hand is inadequate. If you choose to surrender, you will lose
your ante to the dealer and the hand will end. To surrender, click your
mouse on the "Surrender" button.
If you choose "Bet", your bet will be exactly equal to twice
the amount of your ante. Your total wager is equal to three times your
ante (your initial ante plus your bet).
The dealer will then reveal his cards, and one of two things
will happen; he will either qualify, or he will fail to qualify. If the
dealer does not have an Ace/King combination or better in his hand, he
will fail to qualify. In other words, the dealer must have at least a
pair if he does not have both an Ace and a King.
If the dealer does not
qualify, you will receive a 1 to 1
payoff on your ante and your bet will be returned to you even if your
hand is lower than the dealer's hand. If the dealer does qualify, his
hand will then be compared to yours. If the dealer's hand beats yours,
you will lose your ante and your bet (which will be three times the
If the dealer's hand and your hand are equal, no money will
be exchanged. If your hand beats the dealer's hand, you will win even
money (1 to 1) on your ante, plus a payoff on your bet based on the
quality of your hand (see below).
If the dealer and you both have the same hand (for example
you have one pair and the dealer has one pair), then the winner is the
one with the highest ranked cards. If the dealer has one pair, for
example jack, jack, ten, six and five and the player has one pair hand
of jack, jack, ten, eight and four, then the player wins. Your original
ante and bet in addition to any winnings will be displayed as separate
piles of chips.
of a Kind
of a Kind
(At least $10,000)
(At least $100,000)
* To qualify for the
bonus Jackpot, you must
make a $1 bonus bet prior to playing the hand. The bonus Jackpot starts
at $100,000 (for a Royal Flush) and grows each time anybody makes a
bet. Lower hands may qualify for smaller bonus payouts. Please refer to
the payout table above.
Please note that the bonus bet is not refunded in case of a bonus
payout or otherwise.
The hand rankings in Caribbean Stud poker are the standard poker
rankings, listed from lowest to highest below:
hand with five unmatching cards.
pair of identically ranked cards.
groups of two cards showing the same number (or picture).
of a Kind
cards from different suits displaying the same number or picture.
cards in consecutive order, any combination of suits.
A, K, Q, J, 10 to 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
cards of same suit.
of a kind and a pair.
of a Kind
cards from different suits of the same rank.
cards in consecutive order from same suit.
King, Queen, Jack and ten from same suit.
$5 minimum bet.
$300 maximum bet.
Set your table bet limit:
You may also set your
table bet limit below the maximum
specified limit by selecting Bet Options from the Game Menu. The Modify
Table Bet Limit window will appear on the screen. To reduce your
maximum table bet limit type in the new limit in the appropriate box
and confirm it by typing your PIN in the box below. Click on the OK
button to complete the update. Please be aware that you can modify your
table bet limit no more than once per week (Friday 12:00 AM EST) and
that using the Modify Table Bet Limit function affects the bet limit
for all games and not just the game that you are currently playing.
Numeric Keyboard Shortcuts:
(if cards have not been dealt)
Bet (if cards have already been dealt)
(if cards have already been dealt)
Bets while chat window is closed
bet by $1
bet by $1
+ Up Arrow
bet by $10
+ Down Arrow
bet by $10
For keyboards without
keypads, you must use the "Fn" key plus the
shortcuts above (e.g. Fn + Enter). Please note that these keyboard
shortcuts are offered as a suggestion only. Some computers behave
differently than others and therefore we cannot guarantee that the
shortcuts will apply to all computers.
You may turn on/off
the Sound, Voice and Animation during the game
by clicking on the "Options" button located in the lower left-hand area
of the console. The setting is turned on when the checkbox is checked
and it is turned off when the checkbox is unchecked. You must exit and
re-enter the game to activate the Animation feature.
For further information on Caribbean Stud Poker, please consult the
Allen, J. Edward. The Basics of Winning Spice Island Poker and Let
It Ride (Basics of Winning Series), Cardoza Pub., 1996.
Tamburin, Henry. Reference Guide to Casino Gambling, Research
Services Unlimited, 1993.
Yardley, Herbert 0. The Education Of A Poker Player, Orloff
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