Caribbean poker can be said as the variation of 5 stud poker game and is played on a standard blackjack sized table. Basically the game is played between you and the dealer and has rules similar to the 5 card stud poker. The popularity of this game has grown immensely in the last few years and it gives the players an opportunity to make a side bet to win a progressive jackpot. One of the advantages of playing this game is that the casinos having Caribbean poker would also have a progressive jackpot and a player has a chance to win it by doing side bets. And the way in which betting takes place is slightly different from other games.
The objective of the Caribbean poker game is to beat the dealer’s hand by receiving a higher poker hand. Before playing every player makes an ante wager plus an optional progressive side bet. After that each player and the dealer get five cards each and all cards are dealt face down, except one dealer card is exposed. Then the player may examine his own cards but sharing of information is not allowed, the player is allowed to fold or raise. Players than decide to fold and forfeit their ante bet or may call by making an additional bet which is twice the size of the ante and after the players have bet or folded the dealers hand is turned over and in order to qualify the dealer must have a hand with ace king or better. And if the dealer doesn’t qualify the players are paid money even for their original ante bet and the second bet can be said as a push which means it does not win or lose. However if your hands are able to beat the dealer’s hand you would get paid for your ante bet and your call bet. It is possible to win the progressive jackpot in this game and if a player produces the right hand they would either win the entire jackpot or in some games a proportion of it.
Caribbean poker is a very interesting and entertaining game and gives the player opportunity to win the progressive jackpot.