When it comes to casino card games, Texas Hold’em poker and casino Hold’em poker have become incredibly popular in both land based and online casinos. The dynamic nature of the game and the use of community cards increases the excitement of the game and draws in players from all over the world. One of the more unique variations on Hold’em Poker is Real Time Gaming’s Caribbean Hold’em Poker. In the notes below, we are going to have a look at how the game works and how to get started playing this popular game online.
Hold’em Poker with a Twist
For those who are new to the game, Caribbean Hold’em Poker is a cross between 5 card stud and Casino Hold’em poker. The game consists of a single poker table with the dealer situated at the top of the table and the player at the bottom. The cards are dealt in the centre of the table with two betting areas reserved for the ante bet and the call bet. The game buttons are situated at the bottom of the screen along with the players chips.
Placing the Ante Bet
A game of Caribbean Hold’em Poker begins with the player placing the ante bet. This is done by clicking on the chips at the bottom of the screen and then placing them in the betting area. A bet can also be placed for the progressive jackpot of which percentages are paid with hand of a flush or better. Once the ante bet has been placed, the dealer will then deal the player two cards facing up, himself two cards facing down and three community cards in the centre of the table.
To Fold or To Call
The aim of Caribbean Hold’em Poker is to beat the dealer by creating the highest poker hand possible using the community cards and the two cards dealt at the beginning of the round. Once the first three community cards have been dealt, players must decide whether to fold or to call. If a player folds, they forfeit their ante bet. If a player calls, a call bet is placed at double the ante bet. If a player calls, an additional two cards will be added to the flop. Once the final two community cards have been dealt, the dealer will flip his down-facing cards and determine the outcome of the game.
Caribbean Hold’em Poker Payouts
In Caribbean Hold’em Poker the dealer only qualifies of he has a pair of fours or better. If the dealer does not qualify, the player wins even money on the ante bet and the call bet is returned. If the dealer does qualify then the two hands are compared. If the player has a higher hand than the dealer, they will win a payout in accordance with the paytable in the game. In this game, a high card hand all the way up to a straight pays out 1:1. A flush pays out 2:1 and a full house pays out 3:1. Four of a kind pays out 10:1 and a straight flush pays out 20:1. The highest payout is royal flush paying out at 100:1.