Caribbean Poker Glossary: Ace - King Hand to Up Card
Ace – King hand: A qualifying dealer hand. According to game hand rules, the dealer must have at least an Ace - King hand in order to play.
Ante: The forced minimum bet a player must make before the dealer distributes the cards.
Call Bet: The bet placed when a player has received his cards, is satisfied with them and wishes to stay in the game. Call bets must be twice the ante bet.
Coin: Caribbean Stud Poker jargon for the chip the player drops in the slot to participate in the progressive jackpot
Collusion: The act of players working together. Collusion is expressly forbidden in Caribbean Stud Poker.
Dealer: Name for the person who deals the cards. In Caribbean Stud Poker terms, the dealer is a player’s only opponent.
Four of a kind: A hand with four cards of the same rank. Four of a kind pays off at 20 to 1. In some casinos, Four of a kind pays a portion of the progressive jackpot.
Full House: A hand with three cards of the same rank and another two cards of identical rank (e.g. 77744). A full house pays out at 7 to 1. In some casinos, a full house pays a portion of the progressive jackpot.
Flush: A hand in which all five cards are of the same suit. A flush pays out at 5 to 1. In some casinos, a flush pays a portion of the progressive jackpot.
Garbage Hand: One of many Caribbean Poker terms used to refer to a non-qualifying hand.
House Edge: Slang for the portion of each bet the house expects to win. When a player uses perfect strategy, the house edge in Caribbean Stud Poker is about 5.2%. Also known as “house advantage.”
Pair: A hand with two cards of the same rank.
Progressive Jackpot: A jackpot that adds up (progresses) as players contribute before each hand.
Push: A tie hand; the player neither wins nor loses his bet.
Qualify: If the dealer has Ace - King or better, the dealer’s hand “qualifies” and the player is eligible to win on his call bet. If the dealer’s hand does not qualify, the player wins even money on his ante and loses his call bet.
Royal Flush: A hand with Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten, all of the same suit. A royal flush pays out at 100 to 1 and wins the entire progressive jackpot.
Straight: A hand with five cards of any suit in a sequence. A straight pays out at 4 to 1.
Straight Flush: A hand with five cards of the same suit in a sequence. A straight flush pays out at 50 to 1 and wins ten percent of the progressive jackpot.
Toke: Caribbean Stud Poker jargon for a dealer tip.
Three of a Kind: A hand with three cards of the same rank. Three of a kind pays out at 3 to 1.
Two Pair: A hand with two cards of one rank and another two cards of an identical rank (e.g. 88552). Two pair pays out at 2 to 1.
Up card: Caribbean Stud Poker slang for the card in the dealer’s hand turned face-up.
We hope you’ve found the above Caribbean Poker glossary helpful and are soon able to put your newly acquired Caribbean Poker terms to good use. Good luck at the tables!