Make the Sun Shine in Caribbean Stud

When you’re losing money the horizon can often seem dark and depressing, but with a few simple concepts you can make the sun shine when you’re at the Unibet Caribbean Stud Poker table.

The first thing you can do to improve your chance of success in this game is know exactly what you can win with certain hands. By understating the payout ratios you can begin to know which hands to aim for when assessing your starting hand.

With this in mind, here’s the payout table for Caribbean Stud Poker:

Royal flush      100 to 1
Straight flush  50 to 1
Four of a kind 20 to 1
Full house       7 to 1
Flush               5 to 1
Straight                       4 to 1
Three of a kind           3 to 1
Two pair          2 to 1
All other          1 to 1 

Once you’ve taken note of these hands you should begin to see that in a game of hand match-ups you need to choose your starting hands wisely. When you’re assessing your hand you need to look at both the dealer’s up card and your own selection. For example, if the dealer has a king showing then it’s likely they will hold a qualifying hand. If this is the case you shouldn’t be looking to play weak hands and hope to steal the money in the middle when the dealer doesn’t qualify.

Beyond considering the cards on the table, you need to think about your overall intentions. Do you want to make small consistent gains or play for big money? If you’re happy to make incremental gains then it can be wise to play a lot of hands because the dealer will often fail to qualify. When this happens you’ll win the money in the middle at a ratio of 1:1 without a fight. However, it’s important to note that this strategy can get you into trouble sometimes if you come across the dealer on a hot streak.

In contrast, if you want to play fewer hands but win more money when you do battle with the dealer, you need to have stricter requirements and look for certain starting hands. These will be hands that contain pairs, trips, two pairs and straights. Obviously these hands will present themselves less frequently but when they do you’re much more likely to take down the pot. Caribbean stud poker is all about planning and timing. If you can get them right you’ll find yourself making a lot more money.