Progressive jackpots in Caribbean Poker
Although progressive jackpots are a rarity in Caribbean poker, there are a couple of games that provide players with the opportunity of winning considerable amounts.
Bodog is one of the online casinos that has such a game and it requires players to place an additional one dollar bet to be eligible for the jackpot. Despite the fact that the odds are stacked against them, many players agree to pay the additional dollar, to enter the race for the jackpot. Others are simply concerned by the prospect of drawing a flush and miss out on the opportunity to win big, because they were too cheap to pay $1.
Some players are so surprised when they actually win the jackpot, that assume it is only a mistake, until the customer support calls them to confirm the price. Those who choose to pay the one dollar side bet qualify for a string of fixed payouts that start that $75 for a flush, $100 for a full house and $500 for four of a kind. Things become interesting when players hit a straight flush, which awards them with 10% of the jackpot, while the Royal flush triggers the release of the full amount. Given the fact that standard payouts depend exclusively on the amount wagered, these opportunities are too good to be missed.
The question that many players ask themselves is whether it is worth playing in Caribbean poker games that have a progressive jackpot or not. There is no definitive answer to this question, because it all depends on how willing they are to take chances. If we were to simply compare the odds, it would be obvious that players are huge underdogs to win the jackpot, but there is more to this game. To some extent, it is the same thing as playing the lottery, where a minimum investment can trigger large payouts.
Microgaming invites players to put their luck to the test and compete with the dealer in an exciting type of Caribbean poker stud, called Cyberstud Poker. Instead of competing against other players, your opponent is the house and the goal is to come up with a stronger hand to win the pot. Just like any other version of Caribbean poker stud, this one is played with an ante which is placed before the dealer receives his card. The player is expected to make a decision based on the dealer's upside card and his own hand, and either continue with a bet or fold his hand.
What makes Cyberstud Poker interesting is that it bears a resemblance with both poker and blackjack, especially when it comes to the table layout. The difference resides in the fact that instead of being dealt two cards, the player receives five and the amount that he is required to bet is twice the size of the ante. This means that players who are willing to take some chances before the game actually starts, can better capitalize on a strong hand, than those who prefer to play it safe.
The qualifying hand for the dealer is one that is at least Ace-King strong or else the player wins. In addition to winning the amount invested if his hand is stronger than the dealer's, the player can also receive a larger payout for making a stronger hand. The Royal flush is the best paying hand, followed closely by a straight flush, four of a kind, a full house and so on. Cyberstud Poker features a graphic descriptions for every hand, so beginners will find it easy to identify them and calculate potential profits.