Caribbean Stud Poker: Challenging and Rewarding
Although the game isn't terribly popular, it isn't a complicated game to learn how to play. It seems like the majority of people prefer to try playing the game online, because they feel like they have a better chance to win. This game isn't targeted towards people that are just beginning to learn how to play, because there is a higher probability of the house winning, as opposed to any of the players. That causes many people to shy away from this game.
The lower odds of winning aren't necessarily a bad thing, though. There is more of a reward if you manage to win, and that is probably one of the most alluring points of this game, greater the risk, greater the pay-off. In addition to the big reward, one of the game's redeeming factors is that it is so simple to learn how to play. People have been playing this game for centuries. It has undergone many name and rule changes, and somehow managed to make its way to our time. It is a game that has been entertaining our ancestors for many years, and can serve to entertain us in the same way.
Because the rules are so easy to understand, it shouldn't take more than one or two games to learn how to play. Most people find that they learn right off of the bat. However, for people who take a bit longer to comprehend certain things, the dealer controls the game and will always be of assistance to those who need it.
I wouldn't recommend this game to someone that hasn't had any experience with poker, in general. People who are looking for a challenge, have a basic understanding of good hands in poker, and are looking for a large payoff are the ideal candidates for this game. That said anyone can give the game a try so long as they keep the level of difficulty in mind and aren't deterred by it.
Caribbean Stud poker is a relatively quick game. The dealer gives 5 cards to each player, which are placed face-down on the table. Afterwards, he flips over one of his card, and the players are allowed to check out their own hands. After that, the players can decide if they want to keep their hands, or forfeit. Whoever has the best classical poker hand gets to take home the money.
As you can see, the game is very simplistic. It's not really something that you have to think too much about. Your fate is up to chance, and there is just a good a chance of you winning as there is of you losing. This is a somewhat difficult game, but many people still find enjoyment in the high-stakes of playing.