Caribbean Stud Poker Glossary

  • This page is a simple Caribbean Stud Poker Glossary which explains all the terminology that you hear and read when discussing the game. There is very little complex terms and generally, only poker and casino terms are used in the games. If you are new to poker and/or Caribbean Stud, it is suggested that you read and understand the following glossary. If you wish to learn more, be sure to read our Caribbean Stud Poker strategy page and our Top 10 Caribbean Stud Poker tips page.
  • Ace-King: This is a high card hand rank. It is the lowest hand rank that the dealer plays with. Ace-King high is where the best possible hand you can make out of your five cards is Ace-King-x-x-x.
  • Ante: This is the initial bet you are placing versus the dealer. The ante is put in the circled ante area on the Caribbean Stud table and must be placed down before the hand is dealt.

    Bankroll: Your bankroll is the amount of money you are willing to bet with. Players typically manage their bankroll carefully instead of lumping it all on one bet.

    Bet: Bet on the Caribbean Stud table typically means the same as the raise option. When your hand is dealt (after ante is placed), you have the option to bet/raise or fold which will declare who wins the hand. The bet/raise is double the ante.

    Chips: Your cash is converted into chips to bring to the table. This simplifies the betting process and helps to manage your cash alot easier. Chips can be broken down into several denominations that allows betting specific amounts.

    Deal: This is where the dealer distributes 5 cards to each player at the table and then deals him/herself 4 cards face down and one card face up. The hand betting is ready to commence after the deal is complete.

    Flush: This hand is dealt where all five of your cards are of the same suit. E.g. Ah-Th-6h-5h-2h

    Fold: This is giving up on your hand. You will be be betting anymore versus the dealer with your current hand as you feel it is too weak or the dealer has a stronger hand. After you fold, a new hand can begin.

    Four of a Kind: This hand rank is where the player is dealt four of the same card. E.g. K-K-K-K-x

    Full House: A full house, often called A Boat, is where the player is dealt three of a kind and one pair. E.g J-J-J-T-T

    One Pair: One Pair hand rank is where you can make a single pair out of your five cards. E.g. Q-Q-x-x-x

    Progressive Bet: This is a $1 side bet that pays out a set amount depending on the hand ranking and the casino rules. Proceeds of this bet goes into the progressive jackpot that pays out to a player who is dealt a royal flush.

    Progressive Jackpot: The progressive jackpot is a running prize pool that is the clumative total of proceeds from the progressive bets at the Caribbean Stud Table. Typically 100% of the jackpot is paid out when the player is dealt a royal flush, and 10% of the jackpot is paid out when you are dealt a straight flush. Jackpots normally accumulate into hundreds of thousands before some lucky player hits the magic hand.

    Straight: A straight is a hand rank where all five cards are connected in a sequence. It is the combination of the five cards in numeric order. E.g. A-2-3-4-5 or 4-5-6-7-8 or T-J-Q-K-A

    Straight Flush: This hand rank is the combination of a straight and a flush. E.g 6h-7h-8h-9h-Th

    Raise: See Bet

    Royal Flush: The best hand in poker. A royal flush is the highest straight flush. E.g. Ah-Kh-Qh-Jh-Th

    Three of a Kind: Three of a kind is somewhat self explanatory. This hand hank is where you are dealt three matching cards. E.g. 9-9-9-x-x

    Two Pair: This is a hand rank where you can make 2 separate pairs out of your dealt 5 card hand. E.g. 6-6-5-5-x

    Up Card: This is the card that is face up in the dealers hand. The dealer receives 4 cards face down and 1 card face up which gives the player extra information about his hand.
    If you would like to learn more terminology for other casino games be sure to check out the Casino Glossary.