Gambling on poker is quite popular at online casinos these days but not everybody likes the idea of coming up against a more experienced player and losing but there is an alternative available at nearly every online casino and that is called Caribbean Stud Poker or simply Caribbean Stud. Caribbean stud gambling is a kind of poker in that the idea is to form a five card poker hand but one of the major differences is that you are not playing against other players but against the house and as there is no raising unless you want to do so which means that the stakes are fixed by you. Gambling on Caribbean stud is simple enough and all you do is place your ante bet after which 5 cards are dealt to you and five to the dealer but only one of the dealer cards is visible. Based on this information you must decide whether you have a better hand than the dealer and if you think you do then you place a raise bet which is equal to twice the ante bet after which the dealers cards are revealed and the winner decided. Online gambling at the casino could not be much simpler. Should you decide that you cannot beat the dealer then you can simply fold your hand and lose the ante but it is worth noting that there is an alternative to that even if you do not think your hand is very good.In Caribbean stud gambling the dealer must have what is called a qualifying hand in order for your raise bet to be valid and that is generally an Ace/King or better and if that is not the case then your raise bet is returned but your ante bet is paid at even money. This opens up the possibility of placing a raise bet on a poor hand in the hope that the dealer does not have a qualifying hand in which case instead of losing your ante you are now paid out at even money even though the dealer may have a better hand than you.