Caribbean Stud Poker is a 5-card poker game played with a single deck of 52 cards, where you play against the Dealer. You have the option of placing a jackpot bet before the beginning of each hand. The progressive jackpot total is shown at the top of the screen.
Play begins when you place an Ante (initial bet), receive a hand, and decide whether you would like to bet against the Dealer's hand. One of the Dealer's cards is dealt face up so your decision will have to be made on the card showing and the strength of your 5-card poker hand. At this point in time if you decide that the dealer may have the stronger hand you can fold however if you fold you forfeit your ante. To bet against the dealer you must double your ante by clicking 'Deal'. To win you must have both the best hand and the dealers hand must qualify. For the dealers hand to qualify it must contain an ace and a king or better.
If the dealer does not qualify, you are paid 1 to 1 on the ante and the bet is returned to the player. If the dealers hand does qualify and you win, you are paid 1 to 1 on the ante and you will be paid according to the payout chart on the right of the table. If you lose then all bets, the raise and the ante, are lost and a new round begins.
If you have a jackpot hand and make a bet you will win your portion of the jackpot regardless of if your hand beats the dealers hand however if you fold you forfeit your chance at the jackpot.
If both players have the same hand, for example ace king then the next high card will be used to determine winner. If both hands are absolutely identical then the round is a push. The suit order of cards is not used to determine the winner.