Caribbean Stud Poker

Game Rules

Caribbean Stud Poker is a variant of the popular Texas Hold'em poker. Caribbean Stud Poker differs from Texas Hold'em in that it is played against the house rather than against other players.
The aim of Caribbean Stud Poker is to beat the dealer's hand by getting the best possible five-card hand.
An unlimited number of players can play simultaneously at one Caribbean Stud Poker table. Each player can take only one seat at the table.
Caribbean Stud Poker is played with one standard 52-card deck (Jokers are excluded). Only one game is played with one deck of cards, and cards are shuffled after each game round.
To start the game roundplace your initial bet in the Ante spot. The dealer will deal five cards to you and five cards to himself/herself. All cards except for one of the dealer's cards will be dealt face down.
You must decide whether to CALL or FOLD. Choose Call to continue the round by placing a Call bet equal to double your Ante. Choose Fold to end the round, thereby forfeiting your Ante.
After you have made your decision, the dealer will reveal his/her four remaining cards.
To decide the winner, the highest-ranking hand that can be formed from your five cards is determined and compared with the dealer's hand. Live Casino Dealer Caribbean Stud Poker has many side bets:

Side Bets

5+1 BONUS

The 5+1 BONUS bet is an optional side bet. You win on your 5+1 BONUS bet when your five cards plus the dealer’s first face-up card can create a five-card poker hand of Three of a Kind or better.
At the start of a new game round, you will be given the option to place a 5+1 BONUS bet after you have placed an Ante bet that is equal to or greater than the minimum amount. After your Ante has been accepted, the 5+1 BONUS betting spot will be enabled and blink:

All bets must be placed before betting time expires. Once betting time has expired, the dealer will deal 5 face-up cards to the player and the first face-up card to the dealer.

You must then make a decision to CALL or FOLD, but this decision will not affect the outcome of your 5+1 BONUS bet.

At the end of the round, the dealer will turn all his/her cards face up and announce the result. Winning players are also notified by an animation:
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Winning Hands

The individual cards are ranked in descending order: Ace (high or low), King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2.
An 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.
Possible hands from the highest payouts to the lowest:

Royal Flush is a straight flush involving the Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 all in the same suit.

Straight Flush is a hand that contains five cards in sequence, all of the same suit, for example: Nine, Eight, Seven, Six and Five, all Hearts.

Four of a Kind is a hand that contains all four cards of one rank and any other card. For example, a four Aces in your hand would be Four of a Kind. Quads with higher ranking cards defeat lower ranking ones.

Full House is a hand that contains three matching cards of one rank and two matching cards of another rank, e.g. three Kings and two Sixes. Between two full houses, the one with the higher ranking three cards wins.

Flush is a hand where all five cards are of the same suit, but not in a sequence, e.g. five cards that are all Clubs. Two flushes are compared as if they were high card hands; the highest ranking card of each is compared to determine the winner. If both hands have the same highest card, then the second-highest ranking card is compared, and so on until a difference is found.

Straight is a hand that contains five cards of sequential rank in at least two different suits, e.g. Nine, Eight, Seven, Six and Five in two or more suits. Two straights are ranked by comparing the highest card of each. Two straights with the same high card are of equal value, as suits are not used to separate them.

Three of a Kind is a hand that contains three cards of the same rank, plus two cards which are not of this rank or the same as each other. For example, a player having three Kings in their hand would have Three of a Kind. Higher-valued Three of a Kind defeat lower-valued Three of a Kind. If two hands contain Three of a Kind of the same value, the Kickers are compared to break the tie.

Two Pairs is hand that contains two cards of the same rank, plus two cards of another rank (that match each other but not the first pair), plus any card not of either rank. An example of this would be having two Aces and two Kings. To rank two hands both containing Two Pairs, the higher ranking pair of each is first compared, and the higher pair wins. If both hands have the same top pair, then the second pair of each is compared. If both hands have the same two pairs, the Kicker determines the winner.

Pair is a hand that contains two cards of one rank (e.g. two Kings), plus three cards which are not of this rank or the same as each other. Pair is the lowest hand you can be paid out for. Higher ranking pairs defeat lower ranking pairs.  If two hands have the same pair, the Kickers are compared in descending order to determine the winner.

High Card is a poker hand made of any five cards not meeting any of the above requirements. Essentially, no hand is made, and the only thing of any meaning in the player's hand is their highest card.

Game Outcomes

The dealer must have at least an Ace plus a King or better card to qualify.

In other words, the lowest qualifying hand would be Ace, King, 4, 3, 2; and the highest non-qualifying hand would be Ace, Queen, Jack, 10, 9. If the dealer does not qualify, you win even money on your Ante and the Call bet is returned to you (push).

If the dealer qualifies and beats your hand, you lose both your Ante and Call bet.

If the dealer qualifies and your hand beats the dealer’s, you win even money on your Ante, and the Call bet pays according to the posted pay table.

If you and the dealer tie, both your Ante and Call bet are returned to you (push).

Payouts

Call bet

Hand

Payout

Royal Flush

100:1

Straight Flush

50:1

Four of a Kind

25:1

Full House

10:1

Flush

7:1

Straight

5:1

Three of a Kind

3:1

Two Pairs

2:1

One Pair or less

1:1

5+1 BONUS


Hand

Payout

Royal Flush

1000:1

Straight Flush

200:1

Four of a Kind

100:1

Full House

20:1

Flush

15:1

Straight

10:1

Three of a Kind

7:1

Two Pairs

-

One Pair or less

-

Ante bet payout is 1:1.
Malfunction voids all pays and play.

Return to Player

The optimal theoretical return-to-player percentage is 96.30%.
The optimal theoretical return-to-player percentage on total wager is 98.19%.
The optimal theoretical return-to-player percentage for 5+1 BONUS is 91.44%. 

Place Bets

The BET LIMITS panel displays the minimum and maximum stakes permitted on table in total.



You will be notified on screen if you attempt to place a bet that exceeds the limit for that type of bet. If you place a bet that is less than the minimum limit, your bet will be rejected when betting time has expired. If you place several bets and only some of them are less than the minimum limit, only the bets that do not meet minimum requirements will be rejected.
To participate in the game, you must have sufficient funds to cover your bets. You can see your current BALANCE on your screen.

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The TRAFFIC LIGHTS tell you the current status in the game round by informing you of when you can bet (GREEN light), when the betting time is nearly over (YELLOW light), and when betting time has expired (RED light).

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The CHIP DISPLAY allows you to select the value of each chip you wish to bet. Only chips of denominations that can be covered by your current balance will be enabled. This display will only be illuminated for use when betting time remains (the light is green or yellow). When betting time has expired (red light), the chip display is turned off so no additional chips can be selected.



Once you have selected a chip, place your bet by simply clicking/tapping the betting spot on the game table labelled Ante or with the side bet you desire (if applicable). Each time you click/tap the betting spot, the amount of your bet will increase by the value of the selected chip.
Each time you click/tap the betting spot, the amount of your bet will increase by the value of the selected chip.
NOTE: Please do not minimize your browser or open any other tab in your browser while betting time remains and you have placed bets on the table. Such actions will be interpreted as leaving the game, and your bets will therefore be declined for that particular game round.
The DOUBLE (2x) button allows you to quickly double your bet. This button is enabled after you have placed any bet.
The DOUBLE (2x) button allows to Double the bet up to the maximum limit.
You can double your bet only once.

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The REPEAT button allows you to repeat all bets from the previous game round.

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The UNDO button removes the last bet you placed. 

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You can click/tap the UNDO button repeatedly to remove bets, one by one, in the reverse order of which they were placed. Note that bets can only be removed while betting time still remains (GREEN or YELLOW light).
The TOTAL BET indicator displays the total amount of all bets placed in the current round.

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Make a Decision

After your cards have been dealt, your card combination and the “MAKE YOUR DECISION” window will be displayed.

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You must decide whether to CALL to continue the round or FOLD to end the round and forfeit your placed bets.

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By clicking/tapping CALL you will continue to play the game and place the Call bet. The Call bet will be placed automatically on the Call bet spot.
By clicking/tapping FOLD you will lose all bets placed, but you will still see the remainder of the game played out, but you will not participate in the game. You will need to wait until next game round to place your bets.
If decision time has expired and you have not yet made a decision to CALL or FOLD, your hand will be automatically folded and you will lose all your bets. The betting-time indicator will display the message: AUTO FOLDED.

Chat

Use the CHAT button to enlarge or alternatively, to close the chat window.


You can resize and move the chat window anywhere on your screen.                                                                 

Game Number

Each game round is identified by a unique GAME NUMBER.


This number reflects when the round began in terms of GMT by hour: minute: second. Please use this game number for reference (or take a screenshot of the game number) if you wish to contact Customer Service regarding a particular round.

Sound

The SOUND button will mute/un-mute all game sounds and voice from the game. Note that if you change tables, the sound will automatically un-mute.


You can alter your sound settings by clicking/tapping the SETTINGS button and then selecting the SOUND tab.

Game History

The HISTORY button will launch a window showing all live game rounds you have played and the results of those rounds.


You can review your past gaming activity by viewing your:

  • ACCOUNT HISTORY – Shows your complete account history as a list of dates, games, bet amounts and payouts. The game round completed most recently appears at the top of the list.
  • GAME HISTORY – Shows your history related to a particular game once you tap/click the game in the GAME column.

Settings

The SETTINGS button launches a menu of user-changeable settings.
Your chosen settings will be applied at once and will be stored to your profile. Stored settings will be launched automatically when you log in from any device.
You can alter settings to change your general game settings.

 
Settings are organised under several main tabs in the SETTINGS window:
GENERAL

  • You can hide/unhide other players’ chat messages.
  • You can enable additional SIDE BETS.

VIDEO
Your video quality is auto-adjusted, but you can manually change your video quality by selecting specific stream.

SOUND
You can mute/unmute your DEALER’S VOICE and GAME SOUND and adjust their relative volumes.

Deposit & Withdraw

The CASHIER button on the bottom left of the screen will open the cashier/banking window for deposits and withdrawals.

Error Handling

If there is any error in the game, gambling system or game procedure, the game round will be temporarily paused while the dealer notifies the shift manager. You and other players will be notified via Chat, or by an on-screen pop-up message, that the issue is being investigated. If the manager can immediately resolve the error, the game round will continue as normal. If immediate resolution is not possible, the game round will be cancelled and initial bets will be refunded to all players who participated in the game round.

More Games

The LOBBY button (if applicable) can be selected at any time from any game.  

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It allows you to easily change game table or select any other live game. You will not be removed from this table until you have actually selected the new table you wish to join. You can use the LOBBY to browse other games while still playing at your current table.

Multi-Game Play (if available)

If you enjoy non-stop action, you can join up to 4 different game tables simultaneously and view them all in the same browser window!
After you have joined at least one game table, click on LOBBY to go to the lobby. In the lobby, hover your cursor over the table you would like to join and click the + button associated with that table to join it. (Certain tables may be unavailable for multi-game play and will therefore display no + button.)

After you have joined multiple tables, you will be able to resize your browser window as a whole, but you will not be able to resize each game table window separately.
You can exit any table without affecting your presence at other tables you have joined. To exit a table, click the X button that appears when you hover your cursor over the table window.
Please note:

  • The X button to exit a table is not accessible when the table is displayed in full-screen mode.
  • You will exit a table automatically if you should join the same table through a different device/browser.
  • If you click directly on a table icon instead of the + button, you will merely switch tables instead of joining the chosen table in addition to the table you joined previously.

We kindly advise you to join only as many tables as your screen can accommodate while still allowing you to place bets deliberately and accurately.

Shortcut Keys

Shortcut keys can be used to quickly perform useful game functions.

KEY

FUNCTION

Number Keys 1-6

Select the desired chip from the chip display. “1” corresponds to the leftmost chip with the lowest value, “6” - to the rightmost chip with the highest value.

SPACEBAR

Repeat your most recent bet. Click SPACEBAR a second time to double your bet.

CTRL+Z (CMD+Z)

Undo your last bet.

DELETE

Undo your last bet. Hold DELETE for 3 seconds to remove all your bets.

ESC

When applicable, the ESC can be used to:

  • Exit full-screen mode,
  • Close an open pop-up window (History, Help, Settings etc.),
  • Open the LOBBY.

Last modification date: 1/16/2018