The very word “Poker” is enough to frighten away many online casino players as they automatically think of the poker game Texas Hold’em which is played at tournaments and as cash games at online casinos. The reason these people avoid poker is because they recognise that it is easy to lose more than you bargained for if you come up against a better player or sometimes even just one with deeper pockets. Poker does not need to be like this however as there are casino games such as Caribbean Stud Poker which are not played against other players at all. Caribbean Stud is available at all online casinos although Ladbrokes casino prefers to call it Cyberstud Poker but it is basically the same game. There is also no bluffing in Caribbean Stud and the only possible raise is done by the player themselves and is always equal to twice the ante bet exactly. Caribbean stud at online casinos starts by the player placing an ante bet which can be anything within the table limits but remember that in order to play the hand you will need to place a raise bet so allow for this when determining the size of your ante bet. After this five cards are dealt to the player and to the dealer although only one of the dealers cards is faced up at this time. The online casino player then has to decide whether to play on or simply fold which results in loss of ante. Playing on requires the further bet to be made after which the cards are exposed and the winner takes the money. The one proviso is that the dealer must have a minimum of Ace/King for your raise bet to be valid. If this is not the case then your ante wins at even money and your raise bet is returned. The advantage of online casino Caribbean stud is that better hands pay out at better odds but these odds vary from online casino to online casino so check before playing.