Despite the mystery surrounding the poker gambling game of Caribbean Stud, it is in fact a very simple game to play and if you have never tried it, it is well worth having a go. Unlike other poker gambling games that are played against other gamblers this poker game is played against the dealer and in simple terms both you and the dealer are dealt 5 cards and the best poker hand wins but there are one or two rules. Gambling on Caribbean stud begins with the player placing an ante bet which can be anything within the table limits, the cards are then dealt with only one of the dealers’ cards showing. You now have to make your first and last decision and that is whether to play or not; if you decide not to play you lose your ante bet regardless of what hand the dealer holds; if you decide to play you must place an additional bet of the same size as your ante bet; after that the hands are compared. The first additional rule in this gambling game is that the dealer must have at least an Ace and a King for the hand to “qualify”; if the dealers hand does not qualify your additional bet is returned and you get paid at even money on your ante bet; if the dealer does have a qualifying hand then the best hand wins both the ante and the additional bet. It really is as simple as that and the house edge for Caribbean stud is quite low so you stand a good chance of winning. The house has the edge that you lose if you elect not to play but on the other hand Caribbean stud gambling has the advantage for you that higher hands pay out greater odds than 1:1 according to the table you are playing. If you like gambling on poker but don’t like the idea of bluffing then Caribbean Stud could be the gambling game for you.