Caribbean stud poker is played in a similar manner to 5-card poker though in this case the players play against the house, whereas most poker games have players betting against each other. The game is relatively new to the gambling world even though it is not clearly defined who actually came up with it. The main aim for developing the game is, however, known to be so that casinos could encourage players to play more card games. Card games are a lucrative aspect of gambling for casino venues around the world.
In Caribbean Stud Poker, players place the ante wager before any cards are dealt and no more bets can be placed once the dealer says “no more bets.” Each player is dealt five cards facing down and players are not allowed to discuss their hands. The dealer is also dealt their cards, in this case four cards which he/she completes by adding one more card for themselves. Players can fold if they have a low chance of winning in which case, the ante wager is lost. Those who continue the game then place a second wager called the raise, which is twice that of the ante wager. The dealer then compares cards and the players with a card combination that beats the dealer’s cards win.
Players are always encouraged to play on if they have a pair in their first set of cards or a hand higher than this. Players are not allowed to announce their hand since this would decrease the house edge.