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Caribbean Poker is a game similar to 5-card stud poker. However, it is played against the house rather than other players. According to the basic rules both the player and the dealer receive five cards, but unlike the player's cards dealt face-up, the dealer receives 4 cards face-down and only one card is dealt face-up. Once the cards are dealt, the player is free to choose whether to abandon the game losing the initial bet or continue playing by placing an additional bet. The winner is determined upon revealing the cards.
Caribbean Poker is a casino game with rules similar to five-card stud poker. The game originated in the Caribbean islands and soon spread to casinos in America and Europe. However, unlike standard poker games, Caribbean poker is played against the house rather than against other players.
The objective of Caribbean Poker is to beat the dealer's hand by receiving a higher poker hand.
Caribbean Poker is played with a standard 52-card deck. Cards are shuffled after each round.
The individual cards are ranked in the following descending order: Ace (high or low), King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2. The Ace can be the highest-value card in a straight of A, K, Q, J, 10, or the lowest-value card in a straight of 5, 4, 3, 2, A.
Betting Tips To: Tip:
Select a chip Click the required chip at the bottom right of the table
Place your bet Click the corresponding betting field
Increase your bet Every click on the betting field adds one chip of the selected value to your stack
Remove all the placed bets Click the CLEAR button
Play again Click NEW GAME to remove all the chips and cards from the table once the game is completed
Repeat your bet Click REBET to place the same stakes as in the previous round and start dealing
The Min/Max sign indicates a minimum amount that can be placed on each betting field as well as maximum amount that can be placed on the whole table.
Play begins by placing an Ante bet. You can also make a Jackpot bet to participate in a progressive Jackpot game and get some bonus payouts.
Click DEAL. You are dealt 5 cards face down while the dealer is dealt 4 cards face down and 1 card face up. You need to evaluate your hand and decide on one of two options:
Fold - by clicking FOLD you lose all bets placed (both the Ante and the Jackpot bet). The game is over.
Raise - by clicking RAISE you continue playing and place an additional bet that equals twice your Ante bet. The dealer's cards are revealed. Both hands are evaluated.
The dealer's hand must contain at least an Ace or King to qualify.
If the dealer does not qualify, the Ante bet is paid 1:1, while the Raise bet is returned to you.
If the dealer qualifies the dealer's and the player's hands are compared:
If your hand is lower than the dealer's, you lose both the Ante and the Raise bets.
If the dealer's hand ties with your hand, both the Ante and the Raise bets are returned.
If your hand beats the Dealer's, then the Ante bet is paid 1:1 and the Raise bet is paid according to the paytable listed below.
Raise Bet PaytableHand Payoff
Royal Flush 100:1
Straight Flush 50:1
Four of a Kind 20:1
Full House 7:1
Three of a Kind 3:1
Two Pair 2:1
One Pair 1:1
If a Jackpot bet was placed and the player's cards contain one of the winning hands, the Jackpot bet is paid in accordance with the Jackpot Bet Paytable.
Jackpot Bet Paytable Hand Payoff
100% of the jackpot
10% of the jackpot
Four of a Kind
If you and the dealer have hands of the same type, the hand that includes the card of higher value wins (e.g. 3 Kings beats 3 Queens; a flush of A, 6, 5, 4, 3 beats a flush of K, J, 10, 8, 7).
If the hands are of the same type and value, the next highest card that is not part of the paying hand, known as the kicker, determines the winner.
Winning HandsHand Description Sample
Royal Flush It's the highest hand that consists of Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace, all of the same suit. A? K? Q? J? 10?
Straight Flush Five cards in sequence, all of the same suit. 5? 4? 3? 2? A?
Four of a Kind Four cards of the same rank, one in each suit. 10? 10? 10? 10? 5?
Full House Three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank. K? K? K? 3? 3?
Flush Five cards, all of the same suit. A? Q? 10? 5? 3?
Straight Five cards in sequence of any suit. A? K? Q? J? 10?
Three of a Kind Three cards of the same rank and two unmatched cards. 2? 2? 2? K? 6?
Two Pair Two sets of two cards of the same rank and any fifth card. J? J? 10? 10? 9?
One Pair Any hand of two cards of the same rank and three unmatched cards. 2? 2? 8? 5? 3?
No Hand (High Card) No two cards have the same rank, the five cards are not in sequence, and the five cards are not all the same suit.
In the DELUXE version of this game, we offer several options to improve the gaming experience. In FAST Mode, players can choose to speed up the action by skipping animations.