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Cyber Caribbean Stud Poker Rules

Cyber Caribbean Stud Poker is an online version of the five-card stud poker game popularized on cruise ships plying the sparkling blue Caribbean waters. Stud Poker is a fast paced game, easy to learn and fun to play. You play the hand youíre dealt – there is no draw in Stud – so you don't have to decide which cards to hold. All player hands are pitted against the dealerís hand, not against each other. You 'ante up', receive your hand and get a look at one of the dealer's cards. You then have the opportunity to fold or increase your bet to see if you beat the dealerís hand.

Game Play:

Our Stud Poker is a multi-hand game, meaning you can play up to 3 hands at the same time. Simply place wagers in the betting circles to either side of the center seat if you want to play additional hands. It makes the game much more interesting and increases your chances of winning.

A player begins by placing a starting bet ('ante') in the Ante circle and then clicking the Deal button.

Players are dealt five cards face up while the dealer is dealt four cards face down and one card face up. Players then evaluate their hands and decide on one of two options:

  1. Fold – Play stops and the player loses the ante bet
  2. Play – The player places an additional wager in the Bet area. Known as the 'Back Bet', this must be double the amount of the Ante wager.

The dealer's hand is revealed and compared to the player's hand (if player's hand is still in play).

The dealer must qualify, however, with a hand consisting of an Ace and a King (Ace/King) or better. If the dealer fails to qualify, the player receives even money on the amount wagered on the Ante, while the Back Bet is a push (in other words, no money is paid on the additional wager made after the cards were dealt).

If the dealer qualifies with an Ace/King or better, and if the dealer's hand is higher than the player's hand, then the player loses both wagers (the Ante and the Back Bet). If the player's hand is higher than the dealer's hand, the player receives even money on the Ante wager and a bonus amount wagered for the Back Bet based on the following chart:

Playerís Hand Bonus Payout
One Pair or less 1:1
Two Pair 2:1
Three of a Kind 3:1
Straight 4:1
Flush 5:1
Full House 7:1
Four of a Kind 20:1
Straight Flush 50:1
Royal Flush 100:1

In the case of a Tie, where the playerís hand is of equal rank with the dealerís hand, both bets are a push (neither paid nor taken).

Players can participate in the optional Progressive Jackpot. The amount of the current Jackpot is reflected in the upper right-hand corner of the table.

The progressive Jackpot wager is $1.00 per hand. To participate, insert a $1 chip into the slot above the Ante circle at your seat.

Regardless of the outcome of the poker hand, any player holding a Jackpot hand who has wagered the Progressive Jackpot will receive a bonus for that hand according to the following chart:

Playerís Hand Bonus Payout
Flush $50
Full House $100
Four of a Kind $500
Straight Flush 10% of Jackpot
Royal Flush 100% of Jackpot


Royal Flush
The highest ranking hand possible. An Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 of the same suit. Starting with an Ace, all five cards are in sequence and in a common suit.

Example: A, K, Q, J, 10

Straight Flush
Five cards both in sequence and common suit, but not starting with an Ace.
Example: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6

Four of a Kind
Four cards of the same rank.
Example: 5, 5, 5, 5, 2

Full House
Three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank.
Example: K, K, K, 4, 4

Five cards of same suit.
Example: K, J, 9, 6, 3

Five cards in sequence (Aces may be used high or low).
Example: 5, 4, 3, 2, A

Three of a Kind
Three cards of same rank.
Example: 9, 9, 9, A, 8

Two Pair
Two groups of two cards of same rank.
Example: 4, 4, J, J, A

One Pair
Two cards of the same rank.
Example: 8, 4, J, J, A

High Card
The rank of hands containing less than one pair is determined by the highest ranking card.
Example: A , K , 9 , 6 , 3

Game Controls

Deal — Starts the game by dealing a hand to each player who placed an Ante bet and to the dealer. Deal is inactive until at least one Ante circle has at least a minimum bet.

Re-Bet — Places the same wager amounts on the same Ante circles as you had for the previous hand. If you wish, you may modify these amounts prior to clicking the Deal button.

Clear — Clears all wagers from the table and returns the amounts to your balance.

Once the Deal button is clicked, these first three controls disappear and cards are dealt to each player position with an Ante bet. Then the following two controls appear at each position in turn, starting from right to left.

Play — Keeps this hand in the game and automatically places the Back Bet (2 times the Ante bet) in the Bet circle (deducting that amount from your balance). Play passes to the next position or, if this is the last position, the dealerís hand is revealed to determine win/lose/tie for any hands that did not fold.

Fold — Ends the hand for this position and the player loses the Ante bet. Play passes to the next position or, if this is the last position, the dealerís hand is revealed to determine win/lose/tie for any hands that did not fold.

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