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How to Play Caribbean Stud Poker

Caribbean Stud Poker has become the most popular new casino game in the last few years. If you like poker, you will love Caribbean Stud! The object is to play against the dealer, independently of other players. Your goal as the player is to beat the dealer’s hand. 

 

THE OBJECT 

The object of Caribbean Stud is to beat the dealer. Each player wagers that his or her five card poker hand will be higher in value than the dealer’s hand. The players and the dealer are not permitted to discard or draw any additional cards. 

 

THE PLAY OF THE GAME 

After the cards are thoroughly shuffled and cut, each player may place an original wager in the betting space marked Ante. Players, after making an ante wager, have the option of making a progressive jackpot bet by depositing a token into the appropriate coin-drop located on the layout. (Players win all or part of the jackpot with hands of; Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House or Flush.) Starting with the player seated to the dealer’s extreme left, five cards are dealt face-down to each betting position in a clockwise manner, including the dealer. The dealer turns up one card of his or her hand. 

After reviewing his or her five card hand, each player has the option to “fold” or play (“call the dealer”). Players deciding to fold return their cards to the dealer, who shall collect their Ante wagers. Players deciding to play must place a wager equal to exactly twice the amount of their Ante wager in the space marked “Bet.” After all the players have made their decisions, the dealer turns his or her four face-down cards face-up. 

If the dealer’s hand does not contain Ace-King or higher card value, the dealer pays all Ante wagers even money and returns all Bet wagers to the players. If the Dealer’s hand contains an Ace and a King or higher card count, the dealer compares his or her hand with each player’s hand individually, starting with the player on the dealer’s extreme right and proceeding around the table in a counter-clockwise direction. If the dealer’s hand is higher than the player’s hand, the player’s Ante and Bet wagers are collected by the dealer, along with the player’s cards. 

If the player’s hand is higher than the dealer’s hand the player’s Ante wager is paid at even money and the player’s Bet wager is paid according to the odds schedule. 

 

IRREGULARITIES: 

If any player is dealt an incorrect number of cards, this constitutes a dead hand for this player only. Players may not exchange information regarding their hands. Violation shall constitute dead hands and will result in the forfeiture of the offending players Ante wagers and Bet wagers. When the dealer and player(s) have an Ace and a King, the winning hand is determined by the next highest point value card. In the event that the dealer and player have been dealt identical hands, it is a push. 

 

MINIMUM WAGERS & MAXIMUM WAGERS: 

The Seneca Niagara Casino shall determine the minimum wagers and maximum wagers at each table including the value of the tokens or cheques used in the Progressive Jackpot. The amounts of the minimum wagers and maximum wagers shall be conspicuously posted on the sign at each table. 

It is the player’s responsibility to notify the dealer on flush or better hands. $5,000 maximum payout. No partnership may exceed the table maximum.

 

ODDS

One Pair Even Money
Two Pair 2 to 1*
Three of a Kind 3 to 1*
Straight 4 to 1*
Flush 5 to 1*
Full House 7 to 1*
Four of a Kind 20 to 1*
Straight Flush 50 to 1*
Royal Flush 100 to 1*

* Up to the table maximum payout of $5,000 

 

PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT: Regardless of the dealer’s hand, if a player has a hand that qualifies for the Jackpot, he or she will win the Jackpot amount appropriate to his or her hand: 

Royal Flush 100% of Jackpot
Straight Flush 10% of Jackpot
Four of a Kind $500
Full House $100
Flush $50

 

If two or more players qualify for all or part of the Progressive Jackpot during the same hand, the winners will share the Jackpot as an aggregate.

 

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