Caribbean Stud Poker
InterCasino's 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 Multi-Player Caribbean Stud Poker, a favorite in the
Caribbean and aboard cruise ships, each player plays against the dealer
and not against the 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:
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 in the
"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.
If you place a wager that is lower than the minimum table bet
limit, your bet amount will be automatically adjusted to the minimum
Caribbean Stud Poker, each table can
accommodate five players and the dealer. Your spot on the table will be
noted by an arrow. You may change your position on the table by
pointing at the desired spot and clicking on it once the "Click for
seat" message appears. You are only allowed to switch seats between
hands. Each player begins a hand by placing an ante on the table as
described above. Once you have placed your ante on the table, you may
choose to skip the given deal (before your first card is dealt) by
clicking on the "Pass" button or to proceed with the hand by pressing
"Deal". If you do not "Deal" or "Pass" within 15 seconds from the
beginning of your turn (marked by an arrow), you will be automatically
excluded from that particular hand. Note that if you join a table in
the middle of a hand, you must wait until the round is over and after
that you will be able to bet on the next hand.
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
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, which in total equals three
times your initial ante).
You may select your next move while you are waiting for the
other players to complete their play. A dialog box will appear on the
lower half of the screen. You will be invited to select your next move
(Bet or Surrender). You may select your choice by clicking on the
checkbox to the left of your choice. Alternatively, you may wait until
the arrow points to your seat.
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
ante amount). 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.
To begin chatting,
click on the Chat button at the bottom
left-hand corner of the game console. A chat window will pop-up in the
top left-hand corner of the game screen. You may chat with others at
the table by typing in a message in the chat window and pressing
"Send". Your message and the messages of other players will appear in
the top right-hand corner or bottom left hand corner depending on your
choice of seat.
Please refrain from using any language or discussing topics
that others may deem offensive. Failure to comply with this rule may
result in your removal from InterCasino. If you feel that someone is
abusing this rule, please send an e-mail to our support team
and we will look into
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.
information on Caribbean Stud Poker, please consult the following
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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