You rarely see diamond-encrusted bracelets or pyramids of cash being awarded to Five-Card Stud players nowadays.
The spoils, the fame and the fortune all go to the Texas Hold’em pros so Bodog’s decided to take Caribbean Poker up a notch and level the game playing field. This variation on the classic Texas Hold’em game is all about small stakes and big wins, especially when you consider the hefty progressive jackpot to be won. Learn how to play Caribbean Hold’em Poker and walk away with a nice bundle of cash should you play your cards right.
How to Play Caribbean Hold'em
Choose your wager amount ranging from $1 (minimum), $5, $25, $100 and $500 (maximum) then press Deal. Both the player and dealer are given pocket cards. Two cards face up for the player; two cards face down for the dealer. Three community cards are then placed in the middle of the table for the dealer and player to share, called the flop. After the flop, players can decide whether they want to Raise their original wager to keep the game going or Fold, to end the game. If a player raises and the dealer’s hand qualifies (with a pair of fours or better) the one who can make the better five-card hand wins. Yep – just like Texas Hold’em.
Hands are ranked according to standard poker rules.
|Royal Flush||A, K, Q, J, 10 of same suit||AH, KH, QH, JH, 10H||100:1|
|Straight Flush||Five cards of same suit in sequence||7S, 6S, 5S, 4S, 3S||20:1|
|4 of a Kind||Four cards of same rank||6S, 6H, 6D, 6C||10:1|
|Full House||Three of a kind, plus a pair||2S, 2H, 2D, 3S, 3H||3:1|
|Flush||Five cards of same suit||9D, 8D, 7D, 6D, 5D||2:1|
|Straight||Five cards in sequence, mixed suits||7D, 6S, 5H, 4C, 3H||Even Money|
|3 of a Kind||Three cards of same rank||7S, 7D, 7C||Even Money|
|Two Pair||Two pairs of different rank||6S, 6H, 4D, 4C||Even Money|
|One Pair||One pair (two cards) of same rank||KH, KD||Even Money|
|High Card||Five cards of different ranks and suits||AH, KS, 10D, 5C, 2S||Even Money|
|Raise Bet||-||-||Even Money|
Just like Caribbean Stud Poker there is a lucrative progressive jackpot to be won if a player wagers an extra a dollar on the red circle before pressing the Deal button at the beginning of the game. Carribean Hold'em progressive jackpot payouts are based on a five-card poker hand that is made using your first two cards and the flop. If the player doesn’t bet an extra dollar, they won’t be eligible for the progressive.
Only five hands qualify for the progressive jackpot:
|Four of a Kind||$500|