Caribbean Poker is based on 5 Card Stud and is played on a special table similar to a Blackjack table. Players do not bet against each other, each individual plays against the bank.
Caribbean Poker game is a variation of poker played on a blackjack sized tables. Play starts with each player making an ante bet.
Play starts with each player making an ante bet in a designated square. Each player then receives five poker cards face down. Dealer also receives five cards. One of the Caribbean Poker dealer’s cards is face up the other four are face down. Players may examine their own cards but may not share information with each other. At this point each poker player has two options: raise or fold. If the player raises, he puts twice his ante bet in the raise box. If the player folds, he must relinquish his cards to the dealer, who will collect his ante bet.
After all poker players have made their plays the dealer exposes his own cards. If he does not qualify with at least an Ace and King present in his hand, then all remaining ante bets pay even money and all raise bets push. If the poker dealer does qualify then each remaining player hand is individually compared against the dealer’s hand, and the best poker hand wins in each case.
If the dealer has the higher hand the player loses both ante and raise. In the unlikely event the two hands are equal in value then both ante and raise push. If the player has the higher hand the ante pays even money and the raise pays according to payoff table below:
|Royal Flush||100 to 1|
|Straight Flush||50 to 1|
|Four of a Kind||20 to 1|
|Full House||7 to 1|
|Flush||5 to 1|
|Straight||4 to 1|
|Three of a Kind||3 to 1|
|Two Pairs||2 to 1|
|Pair||1 to 1|
|Ace/King||1 to 1|
The hand rankings in Caribbean Poker are exactly the same as in regular poker.
Each player who makes a bet wager shall be responsible for his or her own hand and no other person other than the poker dealer may touch the cards of that player.
Each poker player shall be required to keep the five cards in full view of the dealer at all times. Once each player has examined his or her poker cards and placed them face down on the layout, they may not touch the cards again.