Poker is a game that has numerous variations, with Caribbean Poker being one
of the most popular ones. It is also one of the most enjoyable games in the
poker world and can compare favorably with other famous poker variations.
Of all the familiar variants of poker, Caribbean Poker has managed to make a
name for itself as one of the fastest growing variations around. There are many
reasons why the game is so popular, but the most likely ones are the extreme
ease and simplicity of the game, the fairness of the odds, and the potential for
Caribbean Poker also has quite a bit in common with the familiar American
version of poker in that the players aren't actually competing against each
other as much as they are playing against the dealer. This does away with a lot
of the intimidation factor that is characteristic of so many poker variants.
The goal of Caribbean Poker is really quite simple. Players will simply have
to beat the dealer's hand with their own. The game begins with the players and
the dealer getting five cards, with the player being allowed to view all of his
or her cards. Only a single card of the dealer is left face up in view of the
rest of the players. Unlike in other variations of poker, there are no draw
cards in Caribbean Poker. This means that you will have to play the game with
only the cards you receive at the start of the game.
Below are some tips on how you can win against the dealer.
1. Hold on to your small pairs. Most beginning players tend to fold their
small hands quickly. In most cases, it would actually be more beneficial to play
these to the end of the game.
2. Don't bet on a weak hand. It is generally not a good idea to bet on a weak
hand in Caribbean Poker since the odds tend to be strongly stacked against you.
Betting on a weak hand assumes that the dealer has a weak hand as well, and such
a scenario can result in you only getting a 1 to 1 pay out on your ante bet. If
you do lose the hand, you risk losing your ante bet as well as your full bet.
3. An Ace-king hand should be played only if you have a card that can go up
against the dealer's face card. In most cases, the dealer will be able to beat
out your hand, so you will want to stack the odds in your favor by making sure
that you beat his face card with one of your own.
There are a lot more ways that you can play Caribbean Poker to your
advantage, but these three tips alone can considerably tilt the odds in your
favor. The game is really pretty simple as you have seen, and playing carefully
should prepare you for most types of playing situations.