An online casino card game which is often overlooked by Irish casino players is Caribbean Stud or Caribbean Stud Poker to give it the full name and the reason probably is that it is not well known outside the USA but it is nevertheless an easy casino game to play and it gives a good chance of winning. The fact that the casino game has the word poker in it should not deter you as this particular online casino poker game is played against the dealer for fixed stakes so unlike some other casino poker games you cannot lose more than your stake but interestingly enough you can win more than your original stake. Caribbean stud is a poker game as it depends on having a five card poker hand but as there is no changing of cards or bluffing the only skill is in knowing when not to play. The game of Caribbean is more or less the same at all online casinos and starts by the player placing an ante bet after which 5 cards are dealt to both the player and the dealer; yours will be face up but only one of the dealers cards will be visible and the simple decision to be made is whether you can beat the dealers hand. The first consideration is that the dealer must have what is known as a qualifying hand in order for any additional bets to be valid and this is generally an Ace/King or better but it is worth noting that your ante bet is paid out at even money if you are still in the game at the time. If you think that you can beat the dealer or you think that the dealer will not have a qualifying hand you place an additional bet which is twice the size of your original ante bet after which the cards are turned over and the winner decided. Better hands such as 2 pairs or above are paid at grater odds than one to one.