Caribbean draw poker holds the same basic format of Caribbean Stud, except that it incorporates a draw in the middle. This means that you will get the opportunity to draw up to two more cards after your hand is dealt. In stud, the five cards you are dealt in the beginning are the only ones that you get for the entire game.
Learning Caribbean Draw Poker
Caribbean draw poker is easy to learn if you know how to play the original Caribbean game; Stud. You are going to get five cards dealt to you face down. The dealer will also get five cards, but one will be facing up. You then evaluate your cards and decide whether you are going to stay in or fold. If you fold, you lose your ante.
If you think that you can beat the dealer, then you have to put out twice the amount of your ante as a bet. Then, you will be able to draw up to two cards. The dealer also has the opportunity to draw up to two cards as well. After the draw, your final hand is set.
The dealer needs a pair of eights or better to qualify. If the dealer does not have that high of a hand, you win your ante at one to one and the bet is nullified. If you beat the dealer after he qualifies, then you win both at one to one, unless your hand is huge; where you would win a specified amount. If you have a lower hand, you lose everything.