Cyber Caribbean Stud Poker Rules
Caribbean Stud Poker is an online version of the five-card stud poker
game popularized on cruise ships plying the sparkling blue Caribbean
waters. Stud Poker is a fast paced game, easy to learn and fun to play.
You play the hand youíre dealt - there is no draw in Stud -
so you don't have to decide which cards to hold. All player hands are
pitted against the dealerís hand, not against each other. You "ante
up", receive your hand and get a look at one of the dealer's cards.
You then have the opportunity to fold or increase your bet to see if
you beat the dealerís hand.
Our Stud Poker is a multi-hand game, meaning you can play up to 3
hands at the same time. Simply place wagers in the betting circles to
either side of the center seat if you want to play additional hands.
It makes the game much more interesting and increases your chances of
A player begins by placing a starting bet (ďanteĒ) in the Ante circle
and then clicking the Deal button.
Players are dealt five cards face up while the dealer is dealt four
cards face down and one card face up. Players then evaluate their hands
and decide on one of two options:
- Fold - Play stops
and the player loses the ante bet
- Play - The player
places an additional wager in the Bet area. Known as the "Back Bet",
this must be double the amount of the Ante wager.
The dealer's hand is revealed and compared to the player's hand (if
player's hand is still in play).
The dealer must qualify, however, with a hand consisting of an
Ace and a King (Ace/King) or better. If the dealer fails to qualify,
the player receives even money on the amount wagered on the Ante, while
the Back Bet is a push (in other words, no money is paid on the additional
wager made after the cards were dealt).
If the dealer qualifies with an Ace/King or better, and if the dealer's
hand is higher than the player's hand, then the player loses both wagers
(the Ante and the Back Bet). If the player's hand is higher than the
dealer's hand, the player receives even money on the Ante wager and
a bonus amount wagered for the Back Bet based on the following chart:
|One Pair or less
|Three of a Kind
|Four of a Kind
In the case of a Tie, where the playerís hand is of equal rank with
the dealerís hand, both bets are a push (neither paid nor taken).
Players can participate in the optional Progressive Jackpot. The amount
of the current Jackpot is reflected in the upper right-hand corner of
The progressive Jackpot wager is $1.00 per hand. To participate, insert
a $1 chip into the slot above the Ante circle at your seat.
Regardless of the outcome of the poker hand, any player holding a
Jackpot hand who has wagered the Progressive Jackpot will receive a
bonus for that hand according to the following chart:
|Four of a Kind
||10% of Jackpot
||100% of Jackpot
RANKING OF POKER HANDS:
The highest ranking hand possible. An Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10
of the same suit. Starting with an Ace, all five cards are in sequence
and in a common suit.
Five cards both in sequence and common suit, but not starting with an
Four of a Kind
Four cards of the same rank.
Three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank.
Five cards of same suit.
Five cards in sequence (Aces may be used high or low).
Three of a Kind
Three cards of same rank.
Two groups of two cards of same rank.
Two cards of the same rank.
The rank of hands containing less than one pair is determined by the highest
Deal - Starts the game by dealing
a hand to each player who placed an Ante bet and to the dealer. Deal
is inactive until at least one Ante circle has at least a minimum bet.
Re-Bet - Places the same wager
amounts on the same Ante circles as you had for the previous hand. If
you wish, you may modify these amounts prior to clicking the Deal button.
Clear - Clears all wagers from
the table and returns the amounts to your balance.
Once the Deal button is clicked, these first three controls disappear
and cards are dealt to each player position with an Ante bet. Then the
following two controls appear at each position in turn, starting from
right to left.
Play - Keeps this hand in the
game and automatically places the Back Bet (2 times the Ante bet) in
the Bet circle (deducting that amount from your balance). Play passes
to the next position or, if this is the last position, the dealerís
hand is revealed to determine win/lose/tie for any hands that did not
Fold - Ends the hand for this position and the player loses the Ante
bet. Play passes to the next position or, if this is the last position,
the dealerís hand is revealed to determine win/lose/tie for any hands
that did not fold.