Casino Beginner Tips: Learning Caribbean Stud Poker

Nowadays everyone knows poker. But everyone knows one version, Texas Hold’em. There is also some who know what Video Poker is all about, but most new players don’t have a clue about Caribbean Stud.

Caribbean Stud Basics:
Caribbean Stud Poker is a five-card poker game played with a single deck of 52 cards that you play against the Dealer. You place an Ante (initial bet), receive a hand, and decide whether you would like to bet against the Dealer’s hand. If your hand beats the Dealer’s hand and the Dealer qualifies, you’re paid on the Ante and your Raise.

Simple, right? The best part is the dealer in Caribbean Stud Poker can’t play unless he qualifies by having a hand with an Ace or a King. Anything less and you take his money and run. And if you want to try the game out before you dive in and play for real cash you can play it free.

Another cool perk is the progressive jackpot that you could win. To grab it you just have to stick a dollar into every hand you play and you’ll be eligible. Get a Royal Flush and the money’s yours. The game’s jackpot keeps raising until someone has won it all.

Some Quick Strategies to Remember:

Like every quality card game there is some strategy involved if you want to win consistently. Here some quick tips to help you out.

Always raise with a pair or higher, fold with less than ace/king, and raise on ace/king if any of the following three rules apply:

1. Raise if the dealer’s card is a two through queen and matches one of yours.

2. Raise if the dealer’s card is an ace or king and you have a queen or jack in your hand.

3. Raise if the dealer’s rank does not match any of yours and you have a queen in your hand and the dealer’s card is less than your fourth highest card.