object of the game of Caribbean Poker is to beat the dealer's five
card poker hand. Players winnings are determined by both the poker
hand the player has, as well as beating the dealer's hand. The
better the poker hand, the better the player's win would be.
The player begins by placing the ante bet in the correct betting
area. This ante is required to meet the table minimums and maximums.
Once this is done, the player is dealt five cards, face up, and the
dealer is also dealt five cards, four face down and the fifth card
dealt face up.
The player needs to decide whether to raise or fold at this
point. If the player chooses to fold, the ante is lost and a new
round begins. Otherwise, if the player clicks the raise button, the
player bets double the ante in the bet circle, and the dealer's
cards are revealed. The dealer must have at least an Ace/King
combination to qualify. If the dealer does not qualify, the player
automatically wins the ante bet, the raise portion of the bet,
however, is considered a push and is returned to the player.
If the dealer does qualify, the player's hand is compared to the
dealer's hand. If the player's hand wins, he or she is paid out
according to the payout chart - viewed by clicking on the "View
Payouts" button. If the player's hand loses then all bets, the raise
and the ante, are lost and a new round begins.
Outside of the dealer's hand that is played, there is a $1 side bet
available to the player. Regardless of what the dealer's hand is, or
whether the dealer qualifies or not, the player still has an
opportunity to win based on the value of the player's hand. The
player needs to have at least a flush to win. To make this bet,
click on the “chip slot” to the right of the bet area. If the button
next to the jackpot meter reads "On" then the player will be taking
part in progressive wager for that hand. If the button displays
"Off" the player will not qualify for progressive jackpot wins. The
progressive jackpot side bet is $1.00 per hand.