Evolution Live Caribbean Stud poker has been developed in association with Games Marketing which holds the rights for this particular version of the game.
My Video review gives a quick overview, where I explain the playing rules and other aspects of the game.
There are other versions of Live Caribbean Stud poker but this is the only one to come with a 5+1 Bonus Side Bet and a Progressive jackpot.
Unlike other live casino poker games, Caribbean Stud poker is played with just two 5 card hands being dealt. The dealer gets one hand the player position gets the other. There are no community cards involved. It’s a straight shootout, the best 5 card poker hand wins.
An unlimited number of players can play the “players” hand, which simplifies the dealing process and keeps the game quick.
Although the game is straight forward there are a few things that make it exciting to play.
Caribbean Stud Poker starts with the player placing a mandatory Ante Bet.
Two Optional Side bets, the 5+1 Bonus and Progressive Jackpot can also be placed at this time.
5 cards are then dealt face up to the Player position.
The dealers hand is dealt face down, with exception of the first card which is left face up.
The player decides whether to play or fold the hand.
If he wants to play the hand he places a Play bet which must be equal in value to the Ante Bet.
The initial Ante bet is lost if the player folds his hand.
If the player has folded, the Side Bets (5+1 Bonus and Progress Jackpot) are still “Live” and will pay out if won, regardless of what the dealer has.
The dealer then reveals his remaining 4 cards.
The dealer needs a minimum of Ace King in his hand to qualify.
When qualifying the dealer is be able to make a payout for the Call Bet if the players hand has won. If the dealer hasn’t qualified the bet is returned to the player if he’s beaten or Tied with the dealer.
The possible hand outcomes are:
Theoretical payout: 96.29%
Theoretical payout on total wager: 98.18%.
This is an optional side bet that players can make when they place the initial Ante bet.
The 5+1 bet uses the players five cards and the dealers up card to make a 5 card poker hand. If the hand is Three of a Kind or better it wins.
The bet is valid through the whole game round, so even if the player folds his hand or is beaten by the dealer the side bet still pays.
Theoretical payout: 91.44%.
The progressive jackpot is another optional side bet. This one is only available at participating casinos and costs £€$1 to enter.
The share of the Jackpot is paid out to all players playing the bet, while smaller prizes are paid directly to each player.
As of today, December 5, 2023 the running total for the Evolution Live Caribbean Stud Poker Jackpot is – £350,340.
Theoretical payout: 81.84%.
The playing interface has been optimised for Desktop and Mobile Devices.
The desktop version come in two display options. Full Screen and a mixed mode (which is normally reserved for people playing with slow internet connections). However either modes can be selected through the preferences.
The Table and Phone interface is available in landscape mode only.