Caribbean Poker – Caribbean Stud Poker

In this section of our website you will learn about the game of Caribbean stud poker tips and strategy as well as a guide to how to play Caribbean poker properly.  Caribbean Stud is a a very popular game at casinos because of the chance of hitting huge progressive jackpots.  This is an exciting game and it is very easy to learn.

How to Play Caribbean Stud

Caribbean Stud Betting

Caribbean Stud Poker is essentially 5 card stud with a twist.  You play only against the dealer in Caribbean Stud Poker.  You will place an ante bet before each hand is dealt.  You should also make sure that you have placed the progressive jackpot bet because you will be devastated if you hit the monster progressive jackpot and do not get paid because you forgot to place your bet. If the dealer will meet the criteria then your cards must be better than his before you win.  We have provided a pay table to the left so that you can see how much you will be paid on given hands.  You must be betting on the progressive jackpot before you will be eligible for the Jackpot Table payouts.  Most Caribbean Stud tutorials will suggest that you should not play the progressive jackpot because it is a waste of money.  I suggest that you always play the progressive jackpot because you stand to win a lot of money for a minimal bet!

Caribbean Stud Strategy

Trying to decide which cards you should play and which cards you should fold in Caribbean Stud is sometimes challenging.  In this strategy article, we will help you with that problem.  You will find that if you only hold pairs or better, you will be folding a lot.  Every time that you fold you lose your ante.  This can become very costly very quickly.  We suggest that you hold all premium hands of course including a pair, 2 pairs, 3 of a kind, straight, flush, 4 of a kind, and straight flushes.  You should also place a bet when you have any AKxxx.  The dealer must have an Ace and a King to qualify so unless the dealer is holding a pair your AKxxx could always beat his A,K if he even has one.  If he doesn’t qualify then you are winning the amount of your ante.