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Live Caribbean Stud Poker

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Caribbean Stud Poker


What sets Live Caribbean Stud apart from traditional digital Caribbean Stud games is that all of the action is handled by a live dealer who greets all players as they are seated and will continue to interact with them throughout the session. And since the dealer plays such a huge role in the live games, 888casino offers the most professional and personable dealers available online.
Live Caribbean Stud is played just like normal in-person Caribbean Stud. Both the player and the dealer each receive five cards. All of the player’s cards are dealt face up, and all of the dealer’s cards except the last card are dealt face down. Players then decide to fold or raise (make a call) based on their hand. Payouts of up to 1000 to 1 are available on winning combinations, providing some of the best payday opportunities of any table game at 888casino!
There are also a handful of great Live Caribbean Stud side bets available to players, including the 5+1 Bonus Bet. To win, the player’s hand and the dealer’s first face up card must combine to make a five-card poker hand of at least Three of a Kind or better. If lots of action is what you’re looking for, Caribbean Stud is the game for you. All that’s left is to pull up a chair and let the dealer do the rest with Live Caribbean Stud at 888casino!


Caribbean Stud Poker is a variant of the popular Texas Hold'em poker. Caribbean Stud Poker differs from Texas Hold'em in that it is played against the house rather than against other players.
The aim of Caribbean Stud Poker is to beat the dealer's hand by getting the best possible five-card hand.
An unlimited number of players can play simultaneously at one Caribbean Stud Poker table. Each player can take only one seat at the table.


Caribbean Stud Poker is played with one standard 52-card deck (Jokers are excluded). Only one game is played with one deck of cards, and cards are shuffled after each game round.
To start the game round, place your initial bet in the Ante spot. The dealer will deal five face up cards to you and one face up card plus four face down cards to himself/herself.
You must decide whether to CALL or FOLD. Choose CALL to continue the round by placing a Call bet equal to double your Ante. Choose FOLD to end the round, thereby forfeiting your Ante.
After you have made your decision, the dealer will reveal his/her four remaining cards.
To decide the winner, the highest-ranking hand that can be formed from your five cards is determined and compared with the dealer's hand.

Side Bets

The 5+1 BONUS bet is an optional side bet. You win on your 5+1 BONUS bet when your five cards plus the dealer’s first face-up card can create a five-card poker hand of Three of a Kind or better.
At the start of a new game round, you will be given the option to place a 5+1 BONUS bet after you have placed an Ante bet that is equal to or greater than the minimum amount. After your Ante has been accepted, the 5+1 BONUS betting spot will be enabled and blink:

Winning Hands

The individual cards are ranked in descending order: Ace (high or low), King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2.
An Ace can be the highest value card in a Straight of A, K, Q, J, 10 or the lowest value card in a Straight of 5, 4, 3, 2, A.
Possible hands from the highest payouts to the lowest:
  • Royal Flush is a straight flush involving the Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 all in the same suit.
  • Straight Flush is a hand that contains five cards in sequence, all of the same suit, for example: Nine, Eight, Seven, Six and Five, all Hearts.
  • Four of a Kind is a hand that contains all four cards of one rank and any other card. For example, four Aces in your hand would be Four of a Kind. Quads with higher ranking cards defeat lower ranking ones.
  • Full House is a hand that contains three matching cards of one rank and two matching cards of another rank, e.g. three Kings and two Sixes. Between two full houses, the one with the higher ranking three cards wins.
  • Flush is a hand where all five cards are of the same suit, but not in a sequence, e.g. five cards that are all Clubs. Two flushes are compared as if they were high card hands; the highest ranking card of each is compared to determine the winner. If both hands have the same highest card, then the second-highest ranking card is compared, and so on until a difference is found.
  • Straight is a hand that contains five cards of sequential rank in at least two different suits, e.g. Nine, Eight, Seven, Six and Five in two or more suits. Two straights are ranked by comparing the highest card of each. Two straights with the same high card are of equal value, as suits are not used to separate them.
  • Three of a Kind is a hand that contains three cards of the same rank, plus two cards which are not of this rank or the same as each other. For example, a player having three Kings in their hand would have Three of a Kind. Higher-valued Three of a Kind defeat lower-valued Three of a Kind. If two hands contain Three of a Kind of the same value, the Kickers are compared to break the tie.
  • Two Pairs is hand that contains two cards of the same rank, plus two cards of another rank (that match each other but not the first pair), plus any card not of either rank. An example of this would be having two Aces and two Kings. To rank two hands both containing Two Pairs, the higher ranking pair of each is first compared, and the higher pair wins. If both hands have the same top pair, then the second pair of each is compared. If both hands have the same two pairs, the Kicker determines the winner.
  • Pair is a hand that contains two cards of one rank (e.g. two Kings), plus three cards which are not of this rank or the same as each other. Pair is the lowest hand you can be paid out for. Higher ranking pairs defeat lower ranking pairs. If two hands have the same pair, the Kickers are compared in descending order to determine the winner.
  • High Card is a poker hand made of any five cards not meeting any of the above requirements. Essentially, no hand is made, and the only thing of any meaning in the player's hand is their highest card.

Game Outcomes

The dealer must have at least an Ace plus a King or better card to qualify.
In other words, the lowest qualifying hand would be Ace, King, 4, 3, 2; and the highest non-qualifying hand would be Ace, Queen, Jack, 10, 9. If the dealer does not qualify, you win even money on your Ante and the Call bet is returned to you (push).
If the dealer qualifies and beats your hand, you lose both your Ante and Call bet.
If the dealer qualifies and your hand beats the dealer’s, you win even money on your Ante, and the Call bet pays according to the posted pay table.
If you and the dealer tie, both your Ante and Call bet are returned to you (push).



Hands Payout
Royal flush 100:1
Straight flush 50:1
Four of a kind 25:1
Full house 10:1
Flush 7:1
Straight 5:1
Three of a kind 3:1
Two pairs 2:1
One pair or less 1:1

5 + 1 BONUS

Hands Payout
Royal flush 1000:1
Straight flush 200:1
Four of a kind 100:1
Full house 20:1
Flush 15:1
Straight 10:1
Three of a kind 7:1
Two pairs -
One pair or less -
Ante bet payout is 1:1
Multifunction voids all pays and play

Return to Player in Live Caribbean Stud

The optimal theoretical return-to-player percentage is 96.30%.
The optimal theoretical return-to-player percentage on total wager is 98.19%.
The optimal theoretical return-to-player percentage for 5+1 BONUS bet is 91.44%.

Place Bets

The BET LIMITS panel displays the minimum and maximum stakes permitted on table in total.
Caribbean Stud Poker £0.1-1000
You will be notified on screen if you attempt to place a bet that exceeds the limit for that type of bet. If you place a bet that is less than the minimum limit, your bet will be rejected when betting time has expired. If you place several bets and only some of them are less than the minimum limit, only the bets that do not meet minimum requirements will be rejected.
To participate in the game, you must have sufficient funds to cover your bets. You can see your current BALANCE on your screen.
The TRAFFIC LIGHTS tell you the current status in the game round by informing you of when you can bet (GREEN light), when the betting time is nearly over (YELLOW light), and when betting time has expired (RED light).
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