In a Caribbean Stud Poker, your opponent is the dealer, unlike in some other regular poker games wherein players compete with each other. However, this is just one of the variations you will see in this popular kind of poker.
In the Caribbean Stud Poker, the main objective is to beat the dealer with a better hand. Each player first place their ante ( different from one table to another ) in the assigned square before them. The player who wants to bet for the jackpot, if it is available, places his bet on the side. The dealer then starts dealing the cards to the players, after all antes are completely in. The players are dealt with five cards each, including himself. Completing this, then the dealer turns one of card over and shows it to the players.
Each player then examines his card, and from this he may fold or bet. However if the player wants to bet, they set a bet amounting to about twice the value of the ante. On the other hand, if a player decides to fold, then his ante is being retrieved and goes to the house. The dealer then turn over his remaining four cards and shows this to the players, when all the players had all decided to bet or fold. For the dealer to beat other players' hands, he has to "qualify", meaning he must have a hand with an Ace - King high. Failing to do so, he then pays a 1 is to 1 odds from the antes of those players who did not fold. They also keep their bet. This is called a push.
However, in the Caribbean poker, if the dealer has an Ace -king high combination, Then the players' hand are being revealed and compared to that of the dealer. If the dealer wins, then the player's ante is being collected together with his bet. On the other hand, if the player wins, he receives a payout of 1 is to 1 on his ante and the odds for his hand.
If you bet on the progressive jackpot and you have a flush or higher hand, then you win the prize that corresponds to that hand. The outcome of the regular game will not affect your payout if you bet on the jackpot, even if you lose due to the better hand of the dealer.
In the Caribbean Stud poker, it is sad to know that a player's good hand is useless even if the dealer does not qualify, because he only gets a 1is to 1 payment on his ante, and that's it. This is so even if you hit a great hand. This is Caribbean Stud poker.