How to play Caribbean Stud Poker at William Hill Casino

Caribbean Stud Poker is the poker of choice on the opulent ocean liners and cruise ships of the Caribbean and elsewhere, and the rules and strategy are very similar to traditional Stud Poker – there is one cardinal difference which can add ‘vooma’ to the player’s chances of taking home some cash, and that is the dealer only qualifies to play the hand if he has an Ace King combination or better. Should he fail to qualify then the player is paid out 1:1 on the ante, and the original bet is returned regardless of the action in the player’s hand.Carribean Stud Poker

There are also a couple of added bonuses to Caribbean Stud, and the one is that the player may choose to surrender should he feel that the dealer’s hand is stronger than his. In doing so, the punter will lose his ante, and the hand will simply end.

Unlike many other online casinos, William Hill offers a rich payday to those punters lucky enough to claim a Royal Flush – a sumptuous 200:1 – many other poker rooms offer half the amount. That is not the only bonus feature available at William Hill – there is a further chance of subduing the house by betting only £1. To place the bet, the player needs to click on the flashing chip holder before the hand is dealt, and voila, he or she is in with a chance to claim the endlessly growing jackpot amount featured on the left of the screen!

The bonus jackpot starts at a cool £50 000 for a Royal Flush, and lower hands may qualify for smaller payouts. All the winning hands are decided by the traditional poker hand rankings.

Caribbean Stud Poker Payouts

  • One Pair (two identically ranked cards) – 1:1
  • Two Pairs (two groups of two cards of the same rank) – 2:1
  • Three of a Kind (three cards of the same rank) – 3:1
  • Straight (five cards in successive order, regardless of suit) – 4:1
  • Flush (five cards of the same suit) – 5:1 and £50 bonus jackpot
  • Full House (three of a kind & a pair) – 7:1 and £100 bonus jackpot
  • Four of a Kind (four cards of the same rank) – 20:1 and £500
  • Straight Flush (5 cards in successive order from the same suit) – 50:1 and 10% of jackpot (minimum £5000)
  • Royal Flush (A, K, Q, J & 10 of the same suit) – 200:1 and 100% of jackpot (minimum £50 000)