How to Play Caribbean Stud Poker

In Caribbean Stud Poker, it's you against the house. No other players to contend with. No mad bluffing skills to worry about. If you play in a land-based casino, there are other players seated at the same table as you, but they're not playing against you. They're playing exclusively against the dealer, just like you.

If you play online at Internet casinos, there's no one else at the tables, so you can focus on going head to head with the dealer and winning big money. Ready to play? Here's how it works.

1. Place your bet. At online casinos, you can often bet as little as $1 per hand.
2. The dealer will deal you out five cards. He'll deal himself five cards too. All cards are face down, except the one dealer card, which is dealt face up. It should be noted, however, that you'll be able to see your cards at online casinos. They're dealt face up.
3. With one dealer card showing, you can choose to fold or raise. Folding requires you to walk away from your hand. Raising requires you to place a bet equal to your original bet.
4. If you raise, the dealer will flip over his four cards.
5. For the dealer to qualify for the hand, he'll have to hold an ace and a king or something higher. If the dealer fails to qualify, you win even money.
6. If the dealer qualifies and has a better hand than you, he wins. But if your hand is higher, you get paid based on the Caribbean Stud Poker payout table.

The potential to win a lot of money

Think playing blackjack is rewarding with the potential to double down? Then you're going to love Caribbean Stud Poker. Instead of paying 1:1 or 3:2 for hitting a blackjack, this game pays up to 100:1. Remember, this is poker, so the higher your hand, the greater your potential is for making more money. The casino table game uses the same hand ranking system that you know and love from other poker games.

Card Rankings

Here it is from highest hand to lowest hand in case you need a refresher:
Royal Flush
Straight Flush
Four of a Kind
Full house
Three of a Kind
Two pair
High card