Caribbean StudSM is a thrilling poker-style game that features head-to-head play against the dealer and an optional jackpot wager.
To begin, players must make the ante bet and may also make the optional progressive wager. Players then receive five cards face-down, and the dealer receives four cards face-down and one face-up. After seeing their cards, players may fold or call with a play bet that is two times their Ante. After each player has decided to call or fold, the dealer will reveal his cards, which must contain an ace-king or higher to qualify.
If the dealer fails to qualify, players win even money on their ante bet even if their hand is lower than the dealer's, and their play bet pushes. If the dealer qualifies and the player's hand is higher than the dealer's, the ante bet pays even money and the play bet pays according to the posted paytable. If the dealer qualifies and beats a player's hand, all bets lose.
For the progressive wager, the top hands pay a percentage of the progressive jackpot, while other hands pay a fixed dollar amount.
To maximize game play, we recommend using an i-Deal™ single deck specialty shuffler.