Caribbean Poker (sometimes also called casino stud poker) is a popular, poker-style game. The rules are derived from five-card stud poker, but you compete against the house or dealer rather than other players. What’s more, there’s no deception, such as bluffing, and each player has just one hand.
At the end of each hand, you compare hands from your respective five cards, with the best one winning the round. This NetEnt game is played with a standard 52-card deck, and players can have up to three concurrent hands. There are two table styles, digital or classic, plus a turbo mode for players who enjoy a brisker pace.
How to play
The great thing about this game is that it’s easy to get your head around, whatever your level of previous playing experience.
Graphics are of a good quality, with the deck of cards on the right, progressive jackpot (see below) on the left, and the Call and Ante circles at the bottom of the screen. Wagering levels are also clearly displayed.
Coin sizes and how to play
Coin sizes in this game range from 5p to £500.
Create your bet amount using the chips of various values at the bottom of the screens, in size of 1, 5 and 10. To kick-off, just place a bet on the Ante circle, either with one chip or several.
Equally, bet on the jackpot via the relevant circle. You can only do this with one chip. Once you’re satisfied, hit Deal.
You and the dealer both receive five cards, and one of theirs faces up. Next, decide whether to remain in the game or fold, and you’ll be able to see the sort of hand you have.
Folding at this stage costs you your ante and any progressive jackpot bets. Stay in the game and you have to add to your bet so that the amount already wagered is doubled.
The dealer then studies their cards. If they don’t have at least a King and an Ace, you win, and you’ll get your extra bet back.
Your hands are compared if the dealer does have an Ace or a King. You win if you have the higher hand, losing all the ante funds and the raise if the dealer is higher. A push takes place if both hands are of equal value.
Caribbean Poker special features
There are bonus rounds on this version of Caribbean Stud Poker.
This game features a progressive jackpot, and you don’t need to be an expert in poker to win it.
You win either the full amount of the jackpot or a portion of it, depending on the hand you’re dealt. Place your wager on the Jackpot circle to be in with a chance.
A Royal Flush, or having Ace, King and Queen of the same suit, means you keep all the funds.
Five cards in the same suit (a Straight Flush) lands you 2,500 coins, four-of-a-kind 250, full house 100, a flush 25 and a straight just 10 coins. Finally, get three-of-a-kind to win five coins.
This jackpot does not change play in the base game.
Return to Player (RTP)
The theoretical Return to Player or RTP is up to 97.42%, typically quite high with this sort of game. Along with the progressive jackpot, it perhaps makes up for the somewhat low payouts generally.
You’ll be right at home with this game, whether table games are your thing or you just fancy a change from video slots.
Give it a go in free demo mode – and share your thoughts.