Caribbean Holdem Poker Rules

Caribbean Poker Table

Description and Objective

Caribbean Holdem Poker is a sister game to the already successful Caribbean Stud Poker. In Caribbean Holdem Poker, you play a variation of Texas Holdem against the Bodog Online Casino. You can win the progressive jackpot with a Royal Flush on the first five cards (two player cards and three community cards). You can also win an optional bonus for a progressive jackpot with at least a Flush on the first five cards and a better hand than the dealer’s hand. Caribbean Holdem Poker shares a progressive jackpot with Caribbean Stud Poker allowing the jackpot to accumulate quickly.

Game Play

Click the chips to place a bet within table limits, then click Deal. Table limits are displayed in the lower, left-hand side of the game.

The Deal
The dealer is dealt two cards face down and you are dealt two cards face up. Three community cards (called the “Flop”) are dealt face up. You predict whether or not your five-card poker hand will beat the dealer’s hand. If you believe your hand will be as good or better than the dealer’s hand, you Raise. If you believe the dealer will have a better hand, you Fold. Clicking the Raise button makes an additional bet that is twice the Ante. Clicking Fold forfeits the Ante and ends the game.

Two more community cards are dealt face up. There are now five community cards that both you and the dealer can use to make the best five-card poker hand possible. Some or all of the five community cards can be used to make the best five-card poker hand. If you did not Fold, and the dealer qualifies, your hand is compared to the dealer’s hand to determine the winner. The Dealer qualifies by getting any hand containing a pair of 4’s or better.

Ranking the Hands
Hands are ranked according to standard poker rules.

Hand Name Description Example
Royal Flush A, K, Q, J, 10 of same suit AH, KH, QH, JH, 10H
Straight Flush 5 cards of same suit in sequence 7S, 6S, 5S, 4S, 3S
4 of a Kind 4 cards of same rank 6S, 6H, 6D, 6C
Full House 3 of a kind, plus a pair 2S, 2H, 2D, 3S, 3H
Flush 5 cards of same suit 9D, 8D, 7D, 6D, 5D
Straight 5 cards in sequence, mixed suits 7D, 6S, 5H, 4C, 3H
3 of a Kind 3 cards of same rank 7S, 7D, 7C
Two Pair 2 pairs of different rank 6S, 6H, 4D, 4C
One Pair 1 pair (2 cards) of same rank KH, KD
High Card 5 cards of different ranks and suits AH, KS, 10D, 5C, 2S

The Payout

Hand Name Payout
Royal Flush 100:1
Straight Flush 20:1
Four of a Kind 10:1
Full House 3:1
Flush 2:1
Straight Even Money
Three of a Kind Even Money
Two Pair Even Money
One Pair Even Money
High Card Even Money
Call Bet Even Money

Button Descriptions

Clicking on the deal button after placing the initial bet starts a new game.

Clicking the Raise button makes an additional bet that is twice the Ante.

Clicking Fold forfeits the Ante and ends the game.

Progressive Jackpot (Optional)

Caribbean Hold ‘Em offers a progressive jackpot where an additional bet makes you eligible to win part or all of the jackpot. The payout for the jackpot depends on the rank of your poker hand. Caribbean Hold ‘Em progressive payouts are based on a five-card poker hand that is made using your two cards and the first three community cards dealt. Please see Caribbean Hold ‘Em progressive payouts in the game.

To play for the progressive jackpot, click the coin slot before clicking Deal. The coin slot lights up when you place a progressive bet. To remove your bet, click the coin slot again.

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