Caribbean poker is becoming more and more popular. Online casinos are pushing the game to a new level of enjoyment being played by a wider variety of players. It’s an exciting and fast-paced game and the rules are easy to learn.
Let’s take a look at the best practices in Caribbean poker. Out of the standard 52-card deck, you get 5 cards. Caribbean poker is played against the house, or the dealer, rather than regular poker that’s played against other players at the table.
It’s a good way for people who are bad at “reading” other players, to still gamble and have a good chance of making money. The first move is your initial bet, or ante, in casino-lingo. Then the dealer will give you 5 cards face down and the dealer’s card will be face up. You decide to play or fold based on the dealer’s single face card, and the hand you have. If you fold, you lose your initial bet. If you play, you’ll have to double your initial bet.
You pretty much want to make sure if you’re staying in, that you have something of value in your hand. A pair, 3-of-a-kind, straight, etc. are all what you need to have a chance at winning.
Although the rules can vary from casino to casino, you can easily find out any variations at the beginning of the game. In particular, online casinos will be very specific as to what type of Caribbean poker they are playing and what the rules are.
No one is left out and online, you can always refer back to the “help” section of your screen for a reminder of what to expect within the game.
In Caribbean poker there also is something called a progressive jackpot. If you want to play the progressive jackpot, you have to make a side bet of $1 when the game begins. If your cards amount to a flush or better, you win the amount announced at payout.
The norm is to win 100% of the payout for a royal flush, 10% for a straight flush and a specified amount for 4-of-a-kind, a full house or a
flush. This is one of the rules that varies from casino to casino, so be sure to ask what their progressive jackpot means before playing.
Caribbean poker is popular in online and brick-and-mortar casinos for a reason.
It’s an exciting game with great payout possibilities. Do your research and understand what the specific rules of that casino are, but have fun. Caribbean poker is sure to entertain you.