Published on 8 March 2015 by
In our series about the Netent table games that are based on the poker card game today we have a look at the first of the two unique jackpot poker games the Swedish / Maltese company Net Entertainment has developed and provides to many of the best Netent Casinos. Caribbean Stud Poker is, as Netent states, the ‘standard’ version of virtually the same stud poker game, with the same exciting jackpot to win on a Royal Flush poker hand.
As its name suggests Caribbean Stud Poker is based on the ‘stud’ variant of poker, which has as basic characteristic the player consecutively over several betting rounds gets dealt a 7 or 5 card hand of which a certain number of cards (depending on the stud-variation) are dealt face up and a certain number face down. Another characteristic is no ‘community cards’ (like in Hold’em poker) or cards by ‘draw’ (like in draw poker) are dealt. Of course the regular poker hands and their ranks are applied on Caribbean Stud Poker too.
Netent Caribbean Stud Poker game play
Like in all Netent poker table games a new Caribbean Stud Poker game round starts by placing a bet on the Ante and, if desired, on the jackpot. The minimum possible Ante bet is € 1 and the maximum is € 100. On the jackpot only € 1 can be wagered, of which 75% will contribute to increase the, therefore ‘progressive’, jackpot (amount).
After placing the Ante bet the player immediately gets dealt 5 cards and 5 cards, of which 4 face down and 1 face up, are dealt to the dealer. The player now has to decide (based on his own hand and the one face up card visible of the hand of the dealer) to also place a bet on the Call (automatically double the amount of the Ante bet). The other option is to fold which of course looses the Ante and jackpot bets.
Placing the Call bet will reveal the complete hand of the dealer that will be compared with the hand of the player. As the dealer in a Caribbean Stud Poker needs to ‘qualify’ by having at least an Ace and a King or a higher poker hand (the first in rank following being a pair of 2s) the following game round results can occur:
- The player wins the hand and the dealer qualifies: the player gets paid the Ante bet 1 to 1 and the Call bet according to the pay table;
- The player wins and the dealer doesn’t qualify: the player gets paid only the Ante bet 1 on 1;
- The player and the dealer have the same poker hand: a ‘push’ is declared and the player gets to keep the bets (with no wins);
- The player looses the hand: all bets are lost.
The poker hands in Netent Caribbean Stud after a won Call bet (thus the player winning the poker hand while the dealer qualifies) pay out according to the following pay table.
- Royal Flush (5 consecutive cards from 10 to Ace and from the same suit) pays 200 to 1;
- Straight Flush (5 consecutive cards from the same suit) pays 50 to 1;
- Four of a Kind (4 cards with the same value) pays 20 to 1;
- Full house (3 and 2 cards of the same value) pays 10 to 1;
- Flush (5 cards of the same suit) pays 5 to 1;
- Straight (5 consecutive cards) pays 4 to 1;
- Three of a Kind (3 cards of the same value) pays 3 to 1;
- Two Pairs pays 2 to 1;
- Pair pays 1 to 1;
- High Card pays 1 to 1.
The Caribbean Stud Poker Jackpot
An additional jackpot winning is paid out if the player wins a poker hand (whether the dealer qualifies or not) with at least a Three of a Kind (or a better poker hand combination). For a Carobbean Stud Poker jackpot win the following pay table is applied:
- Royal Flush: 100% of the jackpot
- Straight Flush: 2500 to 1
- Four of a Kind: 250 to 1
- Full House: 100 to 1
- Flush: 25 to 1
- Straight: 10 to 1
- Three of a Kind::5 to 1
The jackpot of Caribbean Stud Poker is locally generated, progressively increasing by (a percentage of) the jackpot bets on the game of players in only one casino. Therefore a Caribbean Stud jackpot holding a certain jackpot amount can only be won in the specific casino offering the game.
Netent Caribbean Stud poker has a ‘generous’ RTP (= ‘Return to Player’) percentage of 97,42% and the highest paid out jackpot of the game consisted of a staggering € 700.000 to a lucky Betsson player in December 2014.
Learn more about Netent Caribbean Stud Poker for free on Netentcasino.com
Of course you can further explore the game play of this Netent poker (jackpot) table game by visiting its game tutorial page on our website and play Caribbean Stud Poker for free. Our next article in this series will highlight Netent Caribbean Stud Professional Series.