Where to Play Caribbean Stud Poker in Las Vegas
Caribbean Stud Poker is not as popular as it once was. The game left most casino floors about 10 years ago. Only three casinos in Las Vegas still have the game, but you can find a live version online once in a while. Sister properties Venetian and Palazzo offer Caribbean Stud poker, the minimum bet is $15. Both offer a progressive jackpot that is triggered if the player makes a royal flush. As of this year Park MGM, no longer offers this casino game.
How to Play Caribbean Stud Poker
A Caribbean Stud Poker hand starts with the player making an Ante bet. There is an optional $1 progressive jackpot that hits when a player is dealt a royal flush. It also has smaller pays for other big hands. Most players will make an Ante and progressive bet. A player looks at five dealt cards and determines if a Raise bet is appropriate. A Raise is double the Ante. The only other option is to fold.
The goal is to beat the dealer. The dealer must have at least ace-king to qualify. If the house hand does not qualify, the Ante wins and the Raise bet pushes. Otherwise, the hands are compared, and the player is paid if that hand beats the dealer’s one based on the following chart:
- Royal Flush: 100-1
- Straight Flush: 50-1
- Four of a Kind: 20-1
- Full House: 7-1
- Flush: 5-1
- Straight: 3-1
- Two Pair: 2-1
- All Other Wins: 1-1
If the house hand beats the player’s hand, the dealer takes the bet. The progressive bet is still in play.
While Caribbean Stud Poker is considered a skill game, there is little to learn in terms of strategy. The house edge is 2.59% for players that always raise with ace-king-jack-eight-three or better. An advanced version removes 0.04% from the house edge.
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January 2019 Updates (Change Log):
- Park MGM no longer offers Caribbean Stud at any of their casinos.