Each Live Caribbean Stud Poker game begins with players placing a bet (or ‘ante’) in front of the seat they occupy. This is a mandatory bet before the cards are dealt. Minimum and maximum bet limits apply.
The dealer then announces, “No more bets”. All players and the dealer then each receive five cards. The players’ cards are dealt face up. The dealer’s cards are dealt face down, except for the dealer’s last card which is face up.
After examining their five cards, each player has the option to fold or raise (place a Call bet). If the player decides to raise then the player must make a raise wager (a Call bet) exactly twice their Ante bet. If the player folds he forfeits his cards and Ante bet.
The dealer then turns over their other four cards to reveal their complete hand of five cards.
The dealer must have an ace and a king or higher to qualify. (In other words, the lowest qualifying hand for the dealer would be ace, king, 4, 3, 2 and the highest non-qualifying hand would be ace, queen, jack, 10, 9.)
If you place the 5+1 Bonus side bet you win if your five cards plus the dealer’s first face up card make a five-card poker hand of a Three of a Kind or better.
To place this bet the player must first place the Ante bet. The player’s decision to ‘Call’ or ‘Fold’ does not affect the 5+1 Bonus bet.
5+1 Bonus pays out as follows:
|5+1 Bonus Side Bet||Pays|
|Royal Flush||1,000 to 1|
|Straight Flush||200 to 1|
|Four of a Kind||100 to 1|
|Full House||20 to 1|
|Flush||15 to 1|
|Straight||10 to 1|
|Three of a Kind||7 to 1|
*Push is a tied hand between the player and dealer. In this instance, your wager is returned.
If a player’s cards beat the dealer’s cards, the player will receive even money (1-1) on their Ante bet, and the following on their raise (Call bet):
|Call Bet Winnings Payout|
|Royal Flush||100 to 1|
|Straight Flush||50 to 1|
|Four of a Kind||25 to 1|
|Full House||10 to 1|
|Flush||7 to 1|
|Straight||5 to 1|
|Three of a Kind||3 to 1|
|Two Pairs||2 to 1|
|One Pair or less||1 to 1|
The theoretical return to player (RTP) in Live Caribbean Stud Poker is 98.19%
The RTP of the 5+1 Bonus is 91.44%
See the hierarchy of poker hands.