Caribbean Stud Poker offers the Player the challenge of poker but uses an easier-to-play format. In addition, it is the first progressive play jackpot ever offered with a table game. It is played on a special table, similar to blackjack, and is based on five-card stud poker. In this article, you can learn how to play Caribbean stud poker so you can start being a winner.
Each Player antes with the option of playing for a progressive jackpot and receives five cards face down. The Dealer gets five cards with one card face up. The Players examine their hands and decide to either fold, forfeiting the ante, or to make an additional bet, doubling the ante.
The Dealer can only qualify and continue with an Ace/King or better. Without this hand minimum, the Player automatically wins the ante and that hand is over. If the Dealer can open and the Player wins the hand, the Player collects his/her ante and additional bet.
Winning hands are paid out in accordance with the standard payout schedule, shown below.