Caribbean Stud Poker
About Playtech Caribbean Stud Poker
Caribbean Stud Poker is one of the most popular table games found at Playtech casinos. It is a simple game to learn and play, especially if you’re already familiar with poker games like Texas Hold’em.
Once your ante is placed, you’ll be dealt a five card poker hand and must choose whether to call or fold based on the dealer’s up card. If the player decides to call, a bet amount which is equal to double the original ante is placed in the center of the table, and the dealer will reveal their facedown cards.
If the dealer qualifies with Ace King or better, then your hands are compared to see who wins, and if you hold the best hand you’ll be paid out according to the Caribbean Stud Poker payout table. Naturally, the bigger your five card poker hand, the bigger the payout you will get. But if the dealer doesn’t qualify, all bets are returned and you’ll be paid double your original ante.
When playing Caribbean Stud Poker from Playtech, there is also a progressive jackpot you can be eligible to win if you contribute an optional $1 side bet. A royal flush earns you 100% of the cumulative jackpot, which often exceeds $100,000. The jackpot payouts are as follows:
|4 of a Kind
||500x Side Bet
||100x Side Bet
||50x Side Bet
You should always make an additional wager if you have a pair or better, as you’re gambling on the dealer not making a pair. You also generally want to fold if you have anything less than the dealer’s qualifying hand (Ace King).
Playing Ace King can be tricky. If the dealer’s upcard is 2 through Q and it matches one of your cards, you will want to play the hand, since you block some of the dealer’s outs, making it harder for them to make a pair. If the dealer’s upcard is an A or K, you can raise if your hand is A-K-Q or A-K-J with any two other cards.