Caribbean Stud poker or simply Caribbean stud as it is simply known is usually found in brick and mortar casinos on tables surrounding by palm trees and coconuts to give that Caribbean feeling and many people shy way because it is not a popular game and many gamblers do not know how to play but in fact it is simplicity itself and if you are interested in playing poker but are worried about the bluffing side of it then Caribbean Stud could be a good place to start. The online casino game starts with the player placing an ante bet and then two hands are dealt, one to the player and one to the dealer, one card of which is dealt face up, and the idea of the game is to have a better hand than the dealer but there are a couple of things to remember. Firstly, in order for the hands to become playable the dealer must have what is called a qualifying hand which in Caribbean Stud is usually an Ace and a King or better and secondly you can get paid at better odds than one to one if your hand is good enough. Having seen your Caribbean Stud hand you must decide whether to play or not; electing not to play ends the hand and you lose your ante stake, electing to play will require you to place an extra bet of twice your original ante. Once this is completed the dealer will reveal his/her cards but if as stated above the dealer cards do not qualify your raise bet will be returned but your ante bet pays out at 1 to 1. If the dealer does have a Caribbean stud qualifying hand and you win then you get paid on your full stake at the odds shown on the table for the hand that you have. In most cases this is even money for a single pair or 2:1 for two pairs rising to around 8:1 for a full house. The odds can vary but they are written on the Caribbean stud table so check them out before you play..