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Online Casino Games - Rules Explained

Caribbean Stud® Poker

Progressive Jackpot Poker

The objective of playing Caribbean Stud Poker is to get a five-card poker hand that beats the dealer’s hand. Unlike many online blackjack, poker and roulette games, Caribbean Stud Poker features a Progressive Jackpot award.

The game is played using a single deck of cards, which is shuffled after each round.

How to Play:

  • Choose a chip by clicking on it. Click again on the Ante Circle to place that chip on the bet. You can bet multiple chips of multiple values, providing you do not exceed the maximum betting limit.
  • Right-click on a chip if you wish to remove from the bet. Press Clear Bets if you wish to remove all chips from the table and start again.
  • Press Deal when you have placed your bets.

Note: There is also an option to place a side bet on the Progressive Jackpot game. This will be explained in detail in a section below.

Concluding the game:

Both you and the dealer are dealt five cards. Your cards will be face up (showing), whereas the dealer will have one card face up and four face down. No new cards are dealt after this in Caribbean Stud Poker. You will be given the following options:

  • Fold = End the game and forfeit your Ante stake.
  • Call = Double the stake and play out the game.

When you select Call, the dealer will reveal their cards.

  • If the dealer has a lower ranking hand than an Ace/King combination, they do not qualify. You will be automatically paid even money on the Ante (first) Bet and the Call (second) Bet is returned.
  • If the dealer reveals a hand that is better than yours, you will lose both the Ante and Call bets.
  • If you have a hand that is better than the dealer’s hand, you will be paid even money for the Ante Bet and be paid according to the Payout Table for the Call Bet.

When the game has been concluded, you will be given the option to Rebet (place the same bets as the previous round) or New Game (start a new game from the beginning).

Note: the payouts for winning hands are shown on the right-hand side of the screen.

Progressive Jackpot Side Bet:

The Progressive Jackpot Side Bet is independent from the main game. The cost for entry to the Jackpot game is shown beside the coin slots of the Ante Circle. Click on the coin slot to place the Jackpot bet.

You will win a payout if you achieve any hand shown on the Progressive Jackpot Payout Table (on the left-hand side of the screen). Getting a Royal Flush will award the entire Jackpot amount. The current Jackpot award is shown in the display on the left-hand side of the screen.

Note: the dealer does not need to qualify, nor do you need to beat the dealer’s hand, to win in the Jackpot game.

A Progressive Jackpot is funded by taking a percentage of each player’s bets on the game. The casino will also provide a base amount, which is called a seed.

The Progressive Jackpot is awarded and funded as follows:

Seed (amount provided by casino to fund Jackpot) = 5000 x Jackpot Bet.

Contribution Rate (amount taken from each bet to fund Jackpot) = 75%.

Win Requirement (result needed to win Jackpot) = Royal Flush.

Win Condition (how to be eligible for Jackpot) = Play Jackpot Side Bet.

Return to Player:

The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Caribbean Stud Poker ranges between 97.44% and 90.33%.


The following buttons appear on screen and are used to play the game:

Clear Bets – remove all chips from the table.

Call – place another bet and play out the game.

Fold – end the game and forfeit your bet.

New Game – start a new round.

Rebet – start a new round and automatically place the same bets as the previous round.

Deal – deal the cards/start the game.

Casino Toolbar:

The Casino Toolbar runs along the upper and lower edges of the screen. It contains the following tools and displays:

Game Balance – displays your current available balance at the casino.

Cashier – this is the main banking tool at the casino. Use it to make deposits and withdrawals, or to access banking history options.

Play for Real Money – this button will only appear when you are playing in Fun Mode. Select it to play Caribbean Stud Poker online for real money.

Menu – select this to access the following tools:

  • History – view recent game results.
  • Options – adjust settings, including graphics and audio.
  • Help – load this help text.
  • Online support – access online customer support.

Close – click to close the current game tab and return to the casino lobby.

Quick Deposit – use this tool to make fast deposits without opening the Cashier. The Quick Deposit tool may appear in a pop up window (once per session only) when your balance is running low.

Gadget Bar – when it is available, the Gadget Bar will appear on the right-hand side of your screen. It could contain information on the latest online casino bonuses at William Hill, or allow you to play mini casino games alongside the current game.

Note on Disconnections:

If you lose internet connection during a game round, you will be redirected back to the game when you re-establish internet connection and log into the casino. You will be able to continue playing the round from where you left off.

Note on Malfunctions:

A malfunction will void all bets, with the stake returned to the player.

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Online blackjack

To win at online blackjack, you need a higher number than the dealer without exceeding 21. You are dealt two cards and can ask for another card as many times as you want before you reach 21.

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