Play Caribbean Poker

Play Caribbean Poker Online

In this article you will learn how to play Caribbean poker online – a popular online poker card game with rules similar to five-card stud poker. Originating in the Caribbean islands, it soon spread to casinos in US and, then, UK. Unlike regular poker games however, you play Caribbean poker against the house not against other players.

This game is less popular in Europe than it is in the US. As many casinos online offer you the opportunity of playing Caribbean poker online, its popularity increases year after year.

Caribbean Poker Game Rules

The goal in the game of Caribbean Poker is, as you for sure already know, to bean the hand of the croupier or casino dealer. You do this by receiving a higher poker hand.

Caribbean Poker game is played with a standard 52-card deck. After each game ends the cards are reshuffled for the new game.

The value of the cards in Caribbean Poker game is determined in the following way:

  • The cards are ranked individually in the following falling order: Ace-high or low, K, Q, Jack, 10 – 2.
  • Ace card can also be the lowest-value card in Caribbean Poker Game – in a straight of A-5 (A, 2,3,4,5), or the highest-value card in a straight of 10-A (10,J,Q,K,A).

You begin to play Caribbean Poker game, start by making an ante bet. The player is also able to make a jackpot bet in order to get into a progressive jackpot game and get some bonus payouts. Click the Deal button.

You are being dealt 5 cards face-down, while the casino dealer is dealt only 1 card face-up plus 4 cards face-down. You then decide on one of two game options:

Fold – The game is over if the player clicks Fold, and the player will lose all the bets placed (both Ante and Jackpot bet).
Raise – if the player clicks Raise, they will keep playing and then place an additional bet that equals twice their ante amount. After this, the dealer’s cards are revealed. Both hands are evaluated.

Caribbean Poker Game Outcomes

The dealer’s hand has to have at least and Ace/King combination to qualify. If the dealer doesn’t qualify, the player’s ante bet will be paid at 1:1, although the player will get the raise bet back.

If the dealer does qualify, the your and casino dealer’s hands are compared. If the Caribbean Poker player has a hand that is lower than the one that the dealer has, the player will lose the ante and raise bets.

If the dealer’s hand ties the player’s hand, you as a player receive both your ante and raise bets. If the player’s hand beats the dealer’s, then the Ante bet is paid 1:1, and the raise bet will be paid according to the paytable listed below.

Raise Bet Paytable in caribbean poker game

Hand Payoff
Royal Flush 100 to 1
Straight Flush 50 to 1
4 of a Kind or FoK 20 to 1
Full House 7 to 1
Flush 5 to 1
Straight 4 to 1
Three of a Kind 3 to 1
Two pair 2 to 1
One pair 1 to 1
Ace/King 1 to 1

If the player places a Jackpot bet and the player’s cards have one of the winning hands, then the Jackpot bet will be paid accordingly with the Jackpot Bet Paytable.

Jackpot Bet Paytable

Hand Payoff
Royal Flush 100% Jackpot
Straight Flush 10% Jackpot
Four of a Kind x500
Full House x100
Flush x50

Hand Ranking in Caribbean Poker Game

If both the player and the dealer have the same hands type, then the one that includes the card of a higher value wins.

  • 3 Kings beat 3 Queens; a Flush of K, 6, 5, 4, 3 beats a flush of Q, J, 10, 8, 7.
  • If your hands contain the same value and type of cards, then your next highest card that is not a part ofthe paying hand, known as the kicker, will determine the winner.

Winning Hands

Hand Description Sample
Royal Flush It’s the highest hand possible that consists of 10 – A, all of the same suit. A♣ K♣ Q♣ J♣ 10♣
Straight Flush 5 cards in sequence – all of them of the same suit. 5♦ 4♦ 3♦ 2♦ A♦
Four of a Kind 4 cards of the same rank – different suites, of course. 9♣ 9♦ 9♥ 9♠3♦
Full House 3 cards of one rank plus two of another J♦ J♥J 2♠ 2♣
Flush 5 cards and all of them of same suit J♥ 10♥ 7♥ 5♥ 2♥
Straight 5 cards in sequence. Suit not important. A♥ K♠ Q♣ J♠ 10♣
Three of a Kind 3 cards of the same rank plus 2 so called unmatched cards. 2♦ 2♠ 2♣ K♠7
Two Pair 2sets of 2 cards of the same rank plus any 5th card. J♦ J♠ 10♣ 10♠5
One Pair Any hand of 2 cards of the same rank aswell as 3 unmatched cards 2♦ 2♠ 8♣ 5♦ 3♥
High Card No 2cards have the same rank, the 5 cards are not in sequence. The 5 cards are not all the same suit. A♦ Q♠ 6♣5♥3