The Rules of Caribbean Poker
Caribbean Poker is by far the most exotic variant of Poker. Also known as Caribbean Stud and Antilles Poker, Caribbean Poker is played with a total of 52 cards, shuffled in advance. The player faces off with the dealer in a one-on-one. They compare their hands both of which are composed of five cards. The object of Caribbean Poker is to hold a stronger hand than that of one’s opponent. The advantage of such a game is that despite its name, it is far from exotic. Indeed, there are plenty of similarities between this variant and conventional Poker: in particular, the same combinations are used and the betting schemes are similar. We offer you a summary table of the various combinations playable in Caribbean Poker, included in a section below.
How to Play Caribbean Poker
Before starting the proceedings, the player and the dealer begin by placing their respective bets on the table – one is the minimum and the other the maximum. This is referred to as the Ante, or initial wager. The dealer then deals the player five cards in total, all of them visible.
The dealer also deals himself five cards. Four of them are face up, while the last one is dealt face down. The participants then have the option to fold, to call or to double the original bet. It is usually the player who makes the decision first. Once the player and the dealer have decided on their actions, the last card of the dealer is revealed to the player. Whoever holds the stronger hand wins and pockets the entire jackpot.
Caribbean Poker Player Actions Explained
To each specific combination in Caribbean Poker there is a corresponding payout ratio which is more or less rewarding. We list for you below the hierarchy of the strongest hands as well as their respective payouts:
The Different Scenarios in Caribbean Poker
There are certain virtual establishments that make available to the players an option called "Challenge". This option allows one to challenge the hand of the dealer when the latter possesses an Ace and a King. The cards of each of the participants are then compared. If the player prevails, he wins a one-to-one payout on his initial wager. If he loses, the Bank grants him the amount of his initial wager. In a situation of "Challenge", the only way for the dealer to qualify is if his hand contains an Ace and a King. If he does not qualify, the player recovers his bet. If the dealer qualifies and possesses a superior hand to that of the player, the player loses all of the money wagered or more, depending on the online casino. If the player wins the "Challenge", he pockets one-to-one the amount of all the bets and benefits from a specific payout ratio depending on the combination obtained. A tie is also possible in Caribbean Poker. In that case, the player and the dealer will have to simply play a new game and they are dealt new cards. The amount of their initial bets is returned to them. When the dealer wins, the player loses at least one time the amount of his initial wager or more.