Caribbean Stud Poker, also called Casino Stud Poker, uses one deck of cards which is shuffled before each new hand is dealt. In a land-based casino, the game can be dealt by hand or by a machine. To begin the game, players place their ante bets and receive five cards dealt face down. The dealer also receives five cards with his last card dealt face up. JOKER123
The first step is for the players to decide whether or not to continue playing the hand by looking at the dealer’s face up card. In order to qualify, the dealer’s hand must be higher than or equal to Ace/King. This means that if the dealer’s face up card is an Ace or King and the player only has Queen high, he player should throw his hand away.
If the player decides to continue playing the hand, he needs to place a new bet which is double his ante bet. The best strategy for playing Caribbean Stud Poker is always to play with A-K-J or higher or A-K plus the dealer’s up card, and fold all other hands. If the dealer does not qualify, the players will still be paid even money on their ante bet.