The house edge in Caribbean Stud Poker entirely depends on the strategy chosen, as the gambler has no control over the flow of the game. The only thing that remains for the player to do is to make the call bet or not, decision based on the dealer’s up-card. The strategies vary both in principle and in house edges. Here are the most popular Caribbean Stud Poker strategies:
Pairs or better
It’s all very simple. As in Caribbean Stud Poker you have no chance to drop some cards and be dealt new ones, the possibility of making up a rare hand is quite low. Thus, the game is usually won by a Three of a kind, a Pair, and most commonly, by a High card. That means that you should rise on any Pair or a higher hand, and that’s it.
Three Rule Strategy
This Caribbean Stud Poker strategy suggests that you should rise if:
The dealer’s up-card is ranked equal to any card your hand contains, from 2 through Queen. The dealer’s exposed card is an Ace or a Queen, while you have a Queen or a Jack in your hand. The dealer’s exposed card isn’t equal to any card in your hand and is lower than the fourth highest card you are holding. This Caribbean Stud Poker strategy reduces the casino’s edge to 5.2%.
Beacon Hand strategy
This strategy advises you to rise if your hand consists of 3, 8, J, K, A or better, and to fold otherwise. The casino’s edge goes up to 5.316%.
Matching Rank strategy
This strategy recommends rising if the dealer’s up-card equals in rank to any of your cards, giving the casino an edge of 5.334%.
This one suggests you should rise if holding an Ace or a King, disregarding the dealer’s up-card. The casino has an edge of 5.682%.
This betting variation is the worst but the funniest one, as it presupposes to rise on everything. However, the casino’s edge of 16.607% makes this strategy far too disappointing.
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