Caribbean Stud Poker

Casino Advantage

Almost all casino games offer the casino an edge. There are a few exception to this rule such as some full pay video poker machines and certain types of baccarat where you can act as the bank. Caribbean stud poker is however not one of these exceptions. Caribbean stud poker offers the casino an edge that is usually claimed to be 5.22%. This is however not 100% true. The 5.22%. is based on calculations for the ante. The bet is however larger than the ante and it is possible for the player by acting correct to lower this edge to about 2.5% if he chooses. to bet and fold the right hands according to an optimal strategy. Read more and learn about Poker and casino at onlinepokercasino.net.

The chart below shows the probability of each hand and whats the average return of that hand. By adding together the average returns we can see the total edge of the bank .

Winning Hand Net Return Number of Hands Total Hand Return Probability Percentage Average Return %
Ace/king 3 18,505,682,208 55,517,046,624 0.1 .28
Pair 3 2,324,742,321,600 6,974,226,964,800 11.66 34.99
Two pair 5 488,012,139,360 2,440,060,696,800 2.45 12.24
Three of a kind 7 234,242,908,320 1,639,700,358,240 1.18 8.23
Straight 9 (4 to 1) 43,805,516,100 394,249,644,900 .22 1.98
Flush 11 (5 to 1) 21,856,990,280 240,426,893,080 .11 1.21
Full house 15 (7 to 1) 16,624,475,280 249,367,129,200 .08 1.25
Four of a kind 41 (20 to 1) 2,832,435,800 116,129,867,800 .01 .58
Straight flush 101 (50 to 1) 156,929,720 15,849,901,720 .0007 .08
Royal flush 201 (100 to 1) 16,759,740 3,368,707,740 .00008 .02
Ante only 1 4,532,514,033,720 4,532,514,033,720 22.74 22.74
Push 0 321,623,100 0 .0016 0
Fold -1 9,523,005,974,460 -9,523,005,974,460 47.77 -47.77
Dealer wins -3 2,726,592,727,512 -8,179,778,182,536 13.68 -41.04
Total 393 19,933,230,517,200 -1,041,372,912,372 100% -5.22