Even though Caribbean Poker is one of the most popular games on the internet today it is also one of easiest games around. There arenít a lot of rules so even if you arenít an avid poker player you have a good chance of winning at this game because it is so simple. The rules of the game are as follows.
The game begins with an ante which is a starting wager, after everyone has placed their ante they are dealt five cards face up. The dealer then receives five cards as well though one of his cards is face up and the other cards are face down. After all cards are down on the table players must decide whether they are going to stay in the game or fold; which means to quit the game. If the player folds they forfeit their ante, if they stay in the game they must add another bet that is equal to two times the ante, which is called the raise.
Once the players have decided how to proceed in the game the dealer shows his cards, for the game to continue the dealer must qualify to play. To qualify to play the dealer must have at least an Ace and King in their hand. If the dealer doesnít qualify player that are still in the game win even money on their ante and the raise is pushed to them, which means it is returned to the player with no win or loss. However if the dealer does qualify to play then the dealer and the players hands are compared and whoever has the highest hand wins. In this game there are a couple of different hands that qualify. In this hand unlike other poker games a Ace and King Hand wins, normally this would only be considered a high card and wouldnít mean much, in Caribbean Poker this counts as a qualifying hand.
After that the only other winning hand that you sometimes donít find in other poker games in the one pair, this is not extremely uncommon but most games will start out at Two Pair. Now even if you have never played poker before in your life you can go to a casino or poker room and act like you have been playing for years because the game is easy and fun to play.