The following rules gives a guideline on how Caribbean Stud Poker is played in Golden Key Casino.
To play, each player places his ante on a marked spot on the table playing surface ("the layout"). All ante wagers must be placed prior to the dealer announcing "No more bets". The player has also the option of placing Insurance bet on the mark in front of the ante mark prior to the dealer announcing “No more bets.” Each player and the dealer will then receive five cards, face down. The dealer will turn over one of his cards, after which the players may look at their cards.
They may only look at their own cards, and may not discuss what they have with any other players at the table.
Players have the option to either play or fold. Any player choosing to play places his raise (an additional wager equal to twice the amount of the ante) into the box in front of him marked Bet. Any player who chooses to fold forfeits his ante. After all the players have made their decisions, the dealer reveals his four hole cards. The dealer only qualifies (plays) if his hand either;
1. Contains both an ace and a king
2. Forms a pair or any higher-ranked poker hand.
( Insurance bet loses if the dealer qualifies)
The dealer then compares his five-card hand to those of the other players, individually, starting with the player farthest to
his right, and both the ante and the raise bets of all players whose hands beat the dealer's qualified hand win. If the dealer's hand does not qualify, only the ante bets of players in the hand get paid while the respective raise bets all push (return to their respective players unpaid). If a player had placed the insurance bet, and he has qualified with a straight and above, he gets paid accordingly. The payment is doubled if the player did not buy a card to qualify.
There are some major rules in Caribbean Stud Poker that must be observed at all times while playing:
- Only one hand per player. Players cannot hold or wager on multiple hands at the table.
- Players may not exchange or communicate information regarding their hands to other players or the dealer.
- Incorrect amount of cards to the player constitutes a mis-deal.
- Each player shall be required to keep the five cards in full view of the dealer at all times.
- All players MUST be seated.
- If a card is exposed while the dealer is dealing the cards, that will constitute to a mis-deal and all the cards have to be shuffled and dealt again.
- The decision of the casino management is final.