Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Caribbean Stud Poker

Caribbean Stud Poker is a variation of five card stud which is played against the house instead of other players at the table. Casino games such as this don't require any bluffing as there is no one to bluff. So if you are bad at bluffing, I suppose you aren't losing much.

I don't have much experience with Caribbean Stud, so I looked it up. After all, I'm not the only internet poker guide on the block.
To play, every player places his ante on the layout where indicated; all ante wagers must be placed prior to the dealer announcing "No more bets". Each player and the dealer will then receive five cards, face down. The dealer will turn over one of his cards, then push the cards toward the players, after which the players may look at their cards. They may only look at their own cards, and may not discuss what they have with any other player at the table.

Players have the option to play or fold; if they choose to play, they place their bets (twice the amount of their respective ante) in the bet box. If they choose to fold, they forfeit their ante. After all the players have made their decisions, the dealer reveals his hole cards. The dealer only plays with an ace/king or higher; he then compares his cards to the players' cards (individually, right to left), and the players' hands that beat the dealer's qualifing hand wins.

Source: You guessed it, Wikipedia.

1 comment:

  1. I've played Caribbean Stud Poker at the Casino. It's actually relatively fun, kind of fast paced, which is good if you're running hot, but if you go cold you'll be broke before you know it. I stay away from it these days. :)