|Pair or less||1-1|
The problem on Caribbean Stud, from a player's standpoint, is the requirement that the dealer have an Ace-King. Many players have been frustrated by being dealt a great hand, and have the dealer not qualify. Instead of getting the odds payoff, you only get one-to-one payout with the ante. It's terribly aggravating.
The popularity of Caribbean Stud could be traced to the progressive bet. For a $1 with each hand, you become eligible to win a progressive jackpot by drawing a royal flush and winning the top prize which generally exceeds $100,000. The odds against hitting a royal flush at Caribbean Stud are 649,000-1, so, to say the least, it's a long shot.
To make the progressive bet more palatable, however, the makers of the game added a couple of other payouts that sweeten the pot.
|Pair or less||none|
|Straight flush||10% of jackpot|
Caribbean Stud has spread far beyond the islands, unfortunately. It can now be found in almost all American money jurisdictions, along on the islands and with cruise ships. The company that markets the game estimates that over 600 tables are currently operating, including Europe and Australia.
If you must experience Caribbean Stud, do so at your own risk. But at least use the following basic strategy:
That's it. It's a simple game - simply terrible!