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Rules Caribbean Poker

Caribbean Poker is one of the many variants of poker games that you will find on the virtual casinos presented by 888casinogames

You will find it close to poker Texas hold'em games, quite similar to Let it ride Poker and classical video poker games and this will help you to learn quite easily the aim of the game, its rules and the strategies you can use!

Just like in most poker games, the aim is to have the best hand. While playing Caribbean Poker, you are playing against the bank, or the dealer.

At the beginning of the game, once your wager is placed, five cards are given out to you, these 5 cards make up your hand.

Five cards are also given out to the dealer. One of these cards is face up (you can see it), the other four cards are face down and invisible to you.

It is now up to you to decide wether you will follow or if you will fold. When folding, you loose the amount of your initial bet.

If you decide to play the game, you must then make a new bet of the same amount of your initial bet. At this moment, the dealer's cards will be shown and the two hands are compared.

If the dealer has at least one Ace, one King or better, he will be qualified. If his hand doesn't allow him to qualify, he looses and therefore gives you back your initial wager.

If the dealer qualifies and his hand is higher than yours, you loose your initial wager and your secondly added bet.

If the hands, yours and the dealers, are equal, there is a tie and you take your chips back.

If the dealer has at least one Ace or one King (he qualifies) but your hand is stronger than his, the bank pays your initial wager on the basis of 1 to 1 and pays your secondly added bet according to the quality of your hand, see table below.

Pair or less

1 to 1

Two pairs

2 to 1

Three of a kind

3 to 1


4 to 1


5 to 1

Full House

7 to 1

Four of a kind

20 to 1

Straight Flush

50 to 1

Royal Flush

100 to 1

In a game of Caribbean Poker you can also participate, if you like, to a progressive jackpot. The amount of this jackpot is indicated in a table in the high left corner of the table. The wager for this progressive jackpot is of $1.00 per game. Whatever the result, the players who participate to this jackpot will get a bonus for their hand according to the following table :



Full House


4 of a kind


Straight Flush

10% of the Jackpot

Royal Flush

100% of the Jackpot

Here is now the ranking and descriptions of winning poker hands :

Royal Flush
The five highest cards, the 10 through the Ace, all five of the same suit. A royal flush is actually an ace-high straight flush. Which suit it is doesn't matter in poker. Two people with royal flushes would tie.

Straight Flush
Any five cards of the same suit in consecutive numerical order.

For example : Two (diamonds), three (diamonds), four (diamonds), five (diamonds), six (diamonds)

Four of a Kind
Four cards of the same denomination. For example four jacks.

Full House
Any three cards of the same denomination, plus any pair of a different denomination. Ties are broken first by the three of a kind, then the pair. For example three sevens and two threes.

Any five non-consecutive cards of the same suit.

Any five consecutive cards of mixed suits. Ace can be high or low.

Three of a Kind
Three cards of the same denomination.

Two Pair
Any two cards of the same denomination, plus any other two cards of the same denomination. If both hands have the same high pair, the second pair wins. If both pairs tie, the high card wins.

Any two cards of the same denomination. In a tie, the high card wins.

High Card
If no other hand is achieved, the highest card held wins.

On any of our favourite virtual casinos you will find a "help" button. By clicking it, you will find a help section which describes the rules of the game. Our advice is to get used to playing Caribbean Poker while playing free games through our free games section or using the "fun mode" most online casinos offer. You will then be more confident to jump into the suspense of "real money" games.

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