Everything you ever wanted to know about Caribbean Stud Poker.
Caribbean Stud Poker Odds
It's time to stare the truth in the face - Caribbean Stud Poker odds aren't that great. Well, not as great as they are in roulette or blackjack. Nonetheless, the odds aren't bad enough to make it the worst game at the casino: there are definitely worse ones that hold a house edge of as much as 35%. The 5% edge that the house has on Caribbean Stud Poker is nothing in comparison.
Bonus Pays are also part of the game, if you make the $1 jackpot side bet. The
rules are that aside from making the jackpot bet, you must stay in the hand until
the shutdown and it is your responsibility to tell the dealer that you have one
of the bonus hands. The bonus pays include:
Any Royal Flush = 100% of the progressive jackpot, shown on the meter
Any Straight Flush = 10% of the progressive jackpot, shown on the meter
Any 4 of a Kind = $100.00
Any Full House = $75.00
Any Flush = $50.00
While the ante bet is paid off at even odds, the Bet (second bet you make) is paid of at house odds. The following table lists the payouts for winning the Bet, if your hand beats the dealers:
Royal Flush 100 to 1
Straight Flush 50 to 1
Four of a Kind 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
Now, you know what the payouts are for all the various winning combinations of cards, but what exactly are the odds of getting one of these hands? Well, let's take a look at it. First of all, the higher the payoff, the harder it is to get a winning hand. Second, is you need some luck on your side. And last but not least is, you need to know that the house holds the edge on you. Other than that I recomend you give it a whirl!