Caribbean Draw Poker Rules

Caribbean Poker Table

Description and Objective

The trilogy of Caribbean games is now complete with Caribbean Draw Poker, the little brother of Caribbean Stud Poker and Caribbean Holdem. Caribbean Draw Poker is a five-card poker game where you play against the Dealer. You place an Ante (initial bet), receive a hand, and decide whether you would like to bet against the Dealer’s hand. One of the Dealer’s cards is dealt face up so your decision will have to be made on the card showing and the strength of your five-card poker hand. At this point, you may fold. If you fold, you forfeit your Ante. If you choose to bet against the Dealer, you are given the opportunity to exchange two of your cards when you raise. After you raise, the dealer is also given the opportunity to exchange two cards. To win, you must not only beat the Dealer’s hand but the Dealer must also “qualify” by having a pair of 8s or better. If the Dealer does not qualify, you are paid 1 to 1 on your Ante and your “Raise” is returned to you as a push. If your hand beats the Dealer’s hand and the Dealer qualifies, you’re paid on the Ante and your Raise. The payoff of the Ante is 1 to 1. The payout on your bet will be determined by the quality of your hand (see Payouts below for more details). If the Dealer beats your hand, you lose both your Ante and your bet. In the event that you and the Dealer have the same hand, the next highest card (kicker) determines the winner.

Depending on the rank of your hand, you can also win the progressive jackpot if you make the additional bet on it. Caribbean Draw shares a progressive jackpot with Caribbean Holdem and Stud, allowing the jackpot to accumulate quickly.

Game Play

Click the chips to place a bet within table limits and then click Deal. Table limits are displayed in the upper left-hand corner.

Hand Ranks/Payout Amounts

Hands are ranked according to standard poker rules.

Hand Name Description Example Payout
Royal Flush A, K, Q, J, 10 of same suit AH, KH, QH, JH, 10H 200:1
Straight Flush 5 cards of same suit in sequence 7S, 6S, 5S, 4S, 3S 50:1
4 of a Kind 4 cards of same rank 6S, 6H, 6D, 6C 20:1
Full House 3 of a kind, plus a pair 2S, 2H, 2D, 3S, 3H 7:1
Flush 5 cards of same suit 9D, 8D, 7D, 6D, 5D 5:1
Straight 5 cards in sequence, mixed suits 7D, 6S, 5H, 4C, 3H 4:1
3 of a Kind 3 cards of same rank 7S, 7D, 7C 3:1
Two Pair 2 pairs of different rank 6S, 6H, 4D, 4C 2:1
One Pair 1 pair (2 cards) of same rank KH, KD 1:1
High Card 5 cards of different ranks and suits AH, KS, 10D, 5C, 2S 1:1

Button Descriptions


Clicking on the Deal button after placing the initial bet starts a new game.

Clicking the Call button makes an additional bet that is twice the Ante.

Clicking Fold forfeits the Ante and ends the game.

Progressive Jackpot (Optional)

The Progressive Jackpot is a “side bet” that allows a Player to share in a Jackpot regardless if the Dealer “qualifies” or not. The payout for the jackpot depends on the rank of your poker hand. Progressive Payouts are awarded on pre-draw hands only.

Example: If you receive a Flush, but the Dealer does not qualify, you would only receive a 1 to 1 payout on your Ante, not 5 to 1. If you play the Progressive Jackpot you would win $75 regardless of the size of your bet, and regardless of whether the Dealer qualified or not (if the Dealer did qualify, and you had a better hand, you would win both bets.)

To play for the progressive jackpot, click the coin slot before clicking Deal. The coin slot lights up when you place a progressive bet. To remove your bet, click the coin slot again.
There are only five hands that qualify for Progressive Jackpot:
• Flush – any five cards of one suit.
• Full House – 3 of a Kind with a Pair.
• 4 of a Kind – any hand of four like cards.
• Straight Flush – Five consecutive cards of the same suit in a row.
• Royal Flush – 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace of the same suit.

Hand Rank Payout
Royal Flush 100%
Straight Flush 10%
Four of a Kind $500
Full House $100
Flush $75

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