Here we'll explain the odds and probabilities in Caribbean Stud Poker.
We'll try to keep it as simple as possible.
The first thing you should look at is the chances of being dealt a specific hand from a fresh deck.
Below, you will find the hand, the number of possible ways of attaining that hand, and the corresponding odds.
|Hand||Number of Ways To Make the Hand||Odds|
|Royal Flush||4||1 in 649,740|
|Straight Flush||36||1 in 72,193|
|Four of a Kind||624||1 in 4,165|
|Full House||3,744||1 in 694|
|Flush||5,108||1 in 509|
|Straight||10,200||1 in 254.80|
|Three of a Kind||54,912||1 in 47.32|
|Two Pairs||123,552||1 in 21.03|
|One Pair||1,098,240||1 in 2.36|
|No Pair Hand||1,302,540||1 in 1.99|
Now that you have the probabilities of getting the hands, have a look at the usual payouts for each winning hand.
|Royal Flush||100 to 1|
|Straight Flush||50 to 1|
|Four of a Kind||20 to 1|
|Full House||7 to 1|
|Flush||5 to 1|
|Straight||4 to 1|
|Three of a Kind||3 to 1|
|Two Pair||2 to 1|
|One Pair||1 to 1|
|Ace-King||1 to 1|
You'll most likely notice the payouts don't necessarily reflect the odds of attaining the hands, but unlike other poker games, there is a distinction between simply winning, with say, two pairs, and with winning in style with a royal flush.
If you would like to brush up on your playing skills, have a look at our Caribbean Stud Poker Strategy page.