It is one of those casino games where the table in a casino is sometimes festooned with imitation palm trees and other brightly coloured decor and it is known as Caribbean Stud Poker; no such adornments surround the table at an online casino but Caribbean stud remains a great card game. To play Caribbean stud you need to form a 5 card poker hand; there is no bluffing and you are playing against the house rather than other players which makes Caribbean stud a good game for poker beginners to learn the value of hands. To play Caribbean stud in an online casino is simple enough; you are dealt 5 cards and the dealer is dealt one card face up; based on this information you must decide whether you can beat the dealer or not. If you think not then you simple fold your hand and you lose your ante but if you think you can then you place a single additional bet equivalent to twice your ante whereupon the remaining four cards are dealt to the dealer and the hands compared. Our two most popular online casinos here in Ireland namely Paddy Power casino and Ladbrokes casino have different forms of Caribbean stud and in fact Ladbrokes casino calls their game Cyberstud poker but it differs from Caribbean Stud only in the payouts which can be important. A winning hand of one pair at Cyberstud poker pays out at 2:1 whereas at Caribbean stud it is only 1:1 and three of a kind in Cyberstud poker pays at 4:1 but in Caribbean stud it is only 3:1. If you play Caribbean stud at Paddy Power however you can get a shot at a jackpot which does require you to draw a royal flush to get all of it but you can get 50 times your side bet for drawing a flush or 100 times your side bet for drawing a full house. There are advantages to both forms of Caribbean stud so make your own choice.