Pro Poker Guide's Caribbean Stud Rules
To begin each player must place an ante bet (as in standard poker) prior to the dealer announcing no more bets. Each player receives five cards face down. The dealer gets four cards face down and one card face up.
Progressive Jackpot Bet
In order to participate in the progressive payouts, a player must wager an additional $1.00. An acceptor device is provided for each player which will accept this bet. (See progressive payout chart)
Bet to Call Dealer
If a player feels his hand will beat the dealerís hand and wishes to continue playing, the player must place an additional wager of exactly twice the ante bet.
Surrender or Fold Hand
If a player feels he cannot beat the dealer is hand, the player will fold his hand and surrender ante.
The dealer must have Ace/King or better to continue to play. If he does not qualify, the players ante wager is paid even money (1 to 1) and the bet wager is a push, (no action is taken on the bet wager). If the dealer does have an Ace/King or better and the player's hand is higher in rank than the dealers hand, the player collects on his ante and bet wagers. If the dealer's hand and the player's hand tie (all five cards are identical in rank), the ante and bet wagers are both pushes and no action is taken.
Bet Wager Payout Schedule
If the dealer's hand is high enough to open and the player's hand is high enough to beat the dealers hand, the player qualifies for the following payout:
Progressive Payout Bet
Regardless of the dealer's hand, players who win the progressive payout must show the Casino Manager / Supervisor their hand to receive the applicable progressive payout. Winning progressive payout hands shall be paid in accordance with the amount listed on the table to be paid. The following are the progressive payouts:
Caribbean Stud Poker Rules
Players may not exchange or communicate information regarding their hands. Any violation will result in a dead hand and forfeiture of all wagers.
A player may play only one hand per round of play.
Each player who makes a bet wager shall be responsible for his or her own hand and no other person other than the dealer may touch the cards of that player.
Winning progressive payout hands are paid in accordance with the meter when it is the players turn to be paid. However, if more than one player at a table has a royal flush progressive payout hand, each player shall share equally in the amount on the meter when the first player with a royal flush ach player shall be required to keep the five cards in full view of the dealer at all times. Once each player has examined his or her cards and placed them face down on the layout, they may not touch the cards again.
If a hole card is exposed prior to the dealer announcing no more bets, all hands shall be void.
Players choosing to play for the progressive payout are responsible for ensuring that the indicator light on the acceptor device is properly illuminated.
If a player is dealt an incorrect number of cards, that players hand shall be void. If the dealer is dealt four cards of the five card hand, the dealer shall deal an additional card to complete the hand. Any other misdeal to the dealer shall result in all hands being void and the cards shall be reshuffled.
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