Caribbean Poker

As the name would suggest, this game originated in the Caribbean Islands and on the cruise ships that travel the surrounding waters.
Caribbean Poker is one of Poker variations which nowadays is one of the most popular games in the world and it is based on its rules.

 The game starts with each player making an “ante” bet in a designated square. Each player receives five cards face down. Dealer also receives five cards. One of the dealer’s cards is facing up, when the other four are facing down. Players may examine their own cards, but they may not share information with each other. At this point, each player has three options: “raise, draw one card or fold”. If the player “raises”, he puts twice his “ante” bet in the raise box. If the player “folds”, he must relinquish his cards to the dealer, who will collect his “ante” bet. However, if the player draws one card, must be disposed of an unwanted card and add the same amount of the initial stake (ante), then the dealer will give him a new card. After that, the player can decide whether to stay in the game or fold.

After all players have made their plays, the dealer exposes his own cards. If he does not qualify with at least an Ace and King present in his hand, then all remaining “ante” bets pay even money and all “raise” bets “push”. If the dealer does qualify, then each remaining player hand is individually compared against the dealer’s hand and the best poker hand wins in each case.

If the dealer has the higher hand, the player loses both “ante” and “raise”. In the unlikely event, the two hands are equal in value, than both “ante” and “raise” “push”. If the player has the higher hand the “ante”, pays even money and the “rise” pays according to payoff table.
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