Procedure of Play
The 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.