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Tightpoker Caribbean Poker

Let us first understand that Tightpoker Caribbean Poker, also known as Caribbean Stud poker, is not really a poker game. Caribbean poker is a casino game based on five-card stud poker. It is played on a black jack like table with seven spots. In Caribbean Poker players do not bet against each other. Individual players in this game play against bank and so it resembles an American casino game.

Aboard cruise ships and in South Pacific clubs, Caribbean Poker is considered to be a favorite game. Caribbean poker is by far an easy game to learn and you will soon realize that it utilizes many of the skills employed in standard 5-card Stud.

What's the Objective?
The first step is that you ante in. The dealer then deals five cards to you and five to himself. The dealer then turns one of his cards face up. It is now your turn to make an additional bet, referred to as the call bet or you can surrender. If you surrender you lose the hand and your ante.

The dealer turns over his cards, if you make the call bet. At this stage the dealer must qualify by holding at least an Ace-King or better to continue to the showdown. You win the ante if the dealer does not qualify, but your call bet is simply returned, no matter what the cards show.

The other situation arises when the dealer qualifies and then it's a good old-fashioned showdown, with a catch. The ante pays even money if you win but if you win with anything better than a pair, then the house pays you a multiple of your call bet based on a bonus ranking. The better your hand is, the higher the bonus becomes.

How betting goes?
In a hand of Tightpoker Caribbean Poker there are two betting rounds. Your ante is the first round and the second occurs when the dealer turns one of his cards face up. When the dealer shows his card and you like what you see and believe that you are still in the running, you can place a call bet, which is twice the amount you anted, and play on. You surrender if you don't call, and forfeit your ante.

Steps: The following describe the steps involved in a game of Caribbean Poker.

  • Sit down at the Caribbean stud poker table.
  • Change your money into chips.
  • Notice the three betting spots in front of you: the box marked Bet , the box marked Ante and the drop slot for the progressive jackpot.
  • Place a mandatory bet in the Ante box before play begins.
  • Place an optional bet in the Progressive Jackpot drop slot.
  • Examine your five cards. Share no information about your hand with your neighbors.
  • Decide whether to fold or call the dealer.
  • Place a bet equal in size to double the ante if you wish to continue playing.
  • Forfeit your ante if you wish to fold.
  • Place your cards facedown on the table.
  • Watch the dealer collecting the antes of those who have folded and expose his other four cards.
  • Note if the dealer qualifies by having an ace-king or higher.
  • Note if your hand qualifies for the progressive jackpot - provided that you placed money in the drop slot at the beginning of play. Make the dealer turn over your hand if you made this bet, regardless of whether or not he qualifies.
  • Collect your winnings.
  • Place a mandatory bet in the Ante box if you wish to play again.
  • Place an optional bet in the Progressive Jackpot drop slot if you wish to play again.

How is payoff done?
In Caribbean Poker the payoff is very simple. If the dealer fails to qualify when you place a call bet, you win even money on your ante and the call bet is simply returned.

In case the dealer qualifies and you still manage to win the showdown, you get even money on your ante and your call pays out according to the following table:



1 Pair


2 Pair


3 of a Kind






Full House


4 of a Kind


Straight Flush


Royal Flush


In the event of you losing the showdown, the dealer takes both your bets and it's time for another hand.

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