Even if you
were to play optimum strategy Casino Stud poker (or Caribbean
Poker as it is sometimes know), you would only reduce the casino's
edge to just over 5.2%. This doesn't make Casino Stud poker
one of your better longer term bets. And its is not surprising
to find that Casino Stud poker, while popular on cruises,
is not a favourite amongst professional gamblers.
If you are hell bent on having a wager on Casino Stud poker, then
you'll be happy to know that the basic strategy for this game
is pretty simple, and its this:
- Raise on A-K-J-8-3 or better
- Fold otherwise.
A-K-J-8-3 is called the "beacon hand" and it's the lowest
break-even hand in the game. While this won't make you a long-term
winner, it will help slow your losses. It's the paying hands,
a pair or better, that will net you the good wins. Trouble is
that the dealer must qualify (A-K) in order for you to get the
real payoffs and this only 54% of the time. This means that
46% of the time you'll only get paid for your Ante bet at 1-1
no matter how good your cards are.
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