About Caribbean Stud Poker
Caribbean Stud Poker (cyberstud poker) is a poker table game version. The game is a bit similar to 3-Card Poker, but with five card hands and also for Let It Ride. All major casino software offer this game. The game has relatively high house edge and high variance.
Caribbean Stud Poker Rules
After placing your ante, the player and dealer are both dealt five-card poker hands. 5-card hand and the first card of the dealer’s hand players are visible. The player then folds either hand and loses the ante bet or raised by a raise bet, 2 x Ante bet equal. After player raises, the dealer’s hand is revealed and is paid according to the following rules player:
If the dealers five card hand is at least Ace / King or better high (with the usual poker hand rankings), then qualified dealer. If dealer does not qualify, then the raise bet is returned and Ante bet to win by one: 1 payout.
If dealer qualifies and has a better hand than the player, the player loses his entire stake (ante + raise).
If dealer qualifies and the player wins the hand, then Ante bet pays 1: 1 and the raise bet pays according to the following payout table. The paytable changes with Casino software is used. Playtech, Boss Media, Chartwell, Grand Virtual, Random Logic, Cryptologic, RTG and NetEnt as well as some minor software use the standard payout table below. Wager Works, Microgaming Rival and use something better pay tables, which are also listed below.
Caribbean Stud Poker Payout Table
Payout expressed as a multiplier of back insert. For example
Straight Flush is 51x Raise bet with standard payout table.
The true optimal strategy for Caribbean Stud Poker is complex. However, a simplified strategy is a very small difference from the optimal strategy. Always with any pair or better lift and always work with Ace / Queen high or worse. The strategy with ace / king is highly complicated. If you raise with Ace / King / Jack / 3.8 high or better (first comparing the highest card, then the second highest card, etc.) you find a house edge of 0.1% from the optimum get. If you are to further optimize the strategy of this desire, Wizard of Odds further details about the optimal strategy in Ace / King high altitudes:
Lift with AKXXX if any of the following situations apply:
Dealer’s map is a 2-Q and corresponds to one of them.
Dealer’s map is A or K and you have to have a Q or J in hand.
Merchant card with either of you and you have a Q in your hand and the dealer’s card is less than your fourth highest card.
Note that the minor changes strategy only include hands with ace / king high.
If it is possible, then the possibility of other players can see the cards influenced Caribbean Stud Poker in multi-player table (live or online) strategic decisions and reduce them to play a little the house edge. However, the optimal strategy in this situation is very complicated and the casinos usually prohibit the exchange of information between the players.
House Edge and Rule Variations
The house edge for different pay tables are listed in the table above. The standard payout table has 2.56% house edge Microgaming payout table has 2.46% house advantage and WagerWorks payout table has 2.36% house advantage.
Variance and results on bonus wager
The used in Caribbean Stud poker payout table also affects the variance of the game. With the standard and WagerWorks paytable set the standard differential is 1.57 per unit and with Microgaming payout table, this value is much higher, 2.75. So that the deviation with Microgaming payout table is much higher.
One possible strategy when playing Caribbean Stud Poker with a bonus is to use a larger bet size is, and if you get a decent win, you could switch to smaller size bet and complete the wagering requirements. This slightly increases the expected return, but also increases the risk of busting (Deposit + Bonus lose) before the playthrough.
The following table shows tent Gain, risk busting and the bonus EV for different application requirements and Ante bet sizes when completing the wagering requirement on Caribbean Stud Poker with the standard paytable. The return and variance calculator for different bet sizes, and WRS.