Become a Pro at Playing Caribbean Stud Poker
Caribbean Stud Poker is pretty simple to master if you’ve played any other poker game, including, Omaha, Texas Hold’em and more. The only difference really, is that instead of playing against other players, you’re only playing against the house.
Supplies You Need to Play
If you’re playing Caribbean stud poker with friends and family, you’ll need a dealer, cards and betting chips. If you’ve decided to play online or on mobile, you need an internet connection/data and a device to play on.
How to Play Caribbean Stud Poker
The player will ante up in the designated box and be dealt five cards. The dealer will then be dealt five cards, one face up, four face-down. Players will then either bet or fold. Next, the dealer will reveal their cards and pay the winner(s).
Some known strategies when playing are folding if dealt anything less than an A-K and play with a hand that has a pair or better.
Caribbean stud poker follows traditional hand rankings, which are as follows:
|#1||Royal Flush||A straight from 10 to Ace, all the same suit.|
|#2||Straight Flush||Any cards in consecutive order that are all of same suit.|
|#3||Four of a Kind||Four of the same card.|
|#4||Full House||One pair and three of the same card.|
|#5||Flush||All cards are the same suit.|
|#6||Straight||Cards are in consecutive order.|
|#7||Three of a Kind||Three of the same card.|
|#8||Two Pairs||One pair of one card and one pair of another card.|
|#9||Pair||Two of the same card.|
|#10||High Card||None of the hands above, relying on the highest card in your hand.|
Caribbean Stud Poker Terms
Ante: a stake put up by a player in poker.
Fold: to discard one’s hand and forfeit interest in the current pot.
Qualifying Hand: means the dealer’s hand holds a rank of ace, king, or better.
Easy as Vacation
Caribbean Stud is an easy, fast and exciting poker game for everyone. Play at home, play live or play online. Play for free, play for real money online, but remember when to fold, gamble within your limits and play responsibly.
Poker Variant Master List
You’ve become a pro at Caribbean stud and now want to learn another variant. Use our list of our favourite variants to learn that can be found in the online poker rooms we’ve suggested.
Frequently Asked Questions
Other stud games are played against other players, while Caribbean Stud Poker is played against the dealer (or the house – they’re the same).
The dealer must have an ace, king or better.