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Caribbean Stud Poker
- The player places an ‘ante’ bet.
- Five cards face-up are dealt to the player’s hand.
- Five cards are also dealt to the dealer’s hand - four are face-down, and one is face-up.
- After assessing their hand and the dealer’s one up-card, the player must decide whether to fold or bet.
- If the player folds, the ante bet is lost.
- If the player chooses to bet, the raise bet is twice the amount of the ante.
- The dealer needs Ace-King high to qualify. If the dealer doesn’t qualify, the ante is paid at 1:1, and the raise bet is pushed (returned to the player).
- If the dealer qualifies, it’s the showdown. Both hands are compared to see which is the winner.
- If the player wins, the ante bet is paid 1:1, and the payout for the raise bet is according to the paytable.
Three Card Poker
- The player places an ante bet.
- Three cards are dealt to the player - all face-up - and the dealer takes three cards, which are all face down.
- The player must decide whether to fold and lose the ante bet or continue. If the player continues, they must make a play bet, which is equal to the ante bet.
- The dealer needs queen or higher to qualify.
- Winning player hands are paid at 1:1 for both the ante and play bets.
- The player places an ante bet. An optional bonus bet can also be made at this time.
- Two cards are dealt face-up to the player’s hand and two cards face-down to the dealer’s hand. Also, three community cards are dealt face-up in the middle of the table.
- The player decides whether to call or fold.
- If the player calls, another bet - twice the value of the ante - must be made.
- Two more community cards are dealt (the turn and the river).
- The two hands are compared to see which one has the best 5-card hand.
- The dealer qualifies with a pair of 4’s or better.
- Winning player hands are paid according to the game’s paytable.
Poker Hand Rankings
|Poker Hand Ranking||Hand Descripiton||Example Hand|
|Royal Flush||5 cards from the same suit in consecutive order up to the ace||10h Jh, Qh, Kh, Ah|
|Straight Flush||5 cards from the same suit in consecutive order - not ace high||4d, 5d, 6d, 7d, 8d|
|Four of a Kind||4 cards all with the same face value||10h, 10d, 10s, 10c|
|Full House||5-card hand. 3 of a kind and a pair||5s, 5d, 5h, Js, Jd|
|Flush||5 cards from the same suit - not in running order||2c, 6c, 7c, 10c, Qc|
|Straight||5 cards in consecutive order from different suits||3s, 4d, 5h, 6h, 7c|
|Three of a Kind||3 cards all with the same face value||7s, 7d, 7c|
|Two Pairs||2 sets of pairs||5h, 5d, Qh, Qc|
|One Pair||2 cards of the same face value||3d, 3h|
|High Card||If none of the above hands, it’s simply the highest value card in the hand. The Ks is the high card in example hand||2c, 4d, 7c, 8h, Ks|
- The dealer’s up-card is a 2 through to Q and it matches one you have in your hand.
- The dealer’s up-card is an Ace or King, and you have Jack or Queen in your hand.
- If you have a Queen, and the dealer’s up-card is of a lower value than your 4th highest card.
- King - Four - Two beats Queen - Six - Four
- Queen - Seven - Two also beats Queen - Six - Four.
What is the best poker game?
The best poker game is a matter of opinion, but the most popular online is Texas Hold’em. However, there are many other exciting variations of poker and our hand-picked list has the top games from the most reputable casinos.
Can Casino Hold’em be beaten?
All casino poker games like Pai Gow, Caribbean stud, and casino hold’em, have a house edge. Even by using the correct strategy, you cannot beat the casino over the long run, but it’s possible to win when playing short sessions.
Is it legal to play real money poker online in India?
Yes, it is. The casinos are based offshore, so there are no limitations on playing poker or any other real money casino games. The exception is for residents in Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh, as online gambling is banned in these three states.