In the game of Caribbean Stud Poker, players used to place one type of bet, which is known as ‘ante bets’ before the dealt cards. After this, players have to dealt with complete five card hands, while dealer has to deal with only one card. In case, at this moment, players have decided to fold, they lose their both side and ante bets. On other hand, if the players decide to raise, they have to proceed with their next wager as bet. All the other cards are dealt towards the dealer. After this, casino makes the comparison of players hands and making of their payouts. In online casinos, all these processes take place within a very small fraction of time. In fact, these online casinos do not reflect highlight all these steps involved. In addition, novices used to wonder that how they can calculate their winning payouts. Therefore, players essentially have to understand the involved process.
As far as poker terminology is concerned dealer must have either a king or better hands in order to qualify. In simple words we can say that dealer need to have either a king or one ace card. When the dealer fails to qualify, players receive the payout in the ratio of 1:1 of the ‘ante’, while bet of players get push down. In case the hand of dealer qualify, the hand is then compared with the hands of players. The comparison of hands is solely dependent on the rankings of any of the standard poker hand. In case the hand of the dealer is better, player may lose both ‘bet’ and ‘ante’. If both the hands of players and dealers are tied together, both of them receive ‘bet’ and ‘ante’ push. On the other hand, if the players have better hands, they receive 1:1 payout on ‘ante’. Payout table is responsible for calculation of payout on ‘bet’. The royal flush can give the payout as 100:1, straight flush can give payout as 50:1, four similar types of coins may offer payout as 20:1. In addition, for full house, players can receive payout of 7:1, the payout for flush and straight are 5:1 and 4:1 respectively. Lastly, the payout obtained for three similar cards is 3:1, for two identical cards is 2:1, while payout for any one pair or less than one pair is 1:1.
In theCaribbean Stud Poker game, players simply need to takwe only one decision i.e. Whether he/she wish to fold or to raise. Although, it may seems as if taking this decision is very simply but the fact is that its not so. The fact is that there are a lot of mathematically concepts linked to the game, which ultimately makes it very complicated. Thus, most of the players follow a simple strategy of moving near to optimal. Two situations are absolutely clear. If dealers hand is better than the player then the player must fold.
However, if a player has a pair or better cards than the dealer then he should raise. In this situation the strategy adopted by the player depends on the dealers card. It goes like this, if a player has ace or king then players are suppose to hold either jack or queen to raise. If dealer does not have king or ace then players can raise any of the card having the similar rank as the dealer’s. As players get use to this then they can move on with some complicated and tough optimal strategy. This was all about the strategy used in the Caribbean Stud Poker game.