Caribbean Stud Poker can only be played at approved tables equipped with the necessary electronic equipment and signage, and displaying the Caribbean Stud Poker table layout. A single deck of cards will be used. Players do not play against other players. Each player can play only one hand after each deck in the deck.
Each player must place an ante bet by placing the bet in the designated “ante” betting area in front of the player’s position. The ante bet cannot exceed two dollars and fifty cents.
Each player can place an optional side bet by placing a chip in the designated coin input slot in front of the player’s bet.
The optional bet will allow the player to participate in the game for a progressive jackpot. As tokens are accepted, the progressive meter will advance by a predetermined amount for each token placed through the coin entry slots. A player wins a progressive jackpot prize if the player has placed the optional bet and has a hand that has a color value or better. Multiple Caribbean Stud Poker and / or Caribbean Draw games can be linked to a common progressive jackpot.
In the event that two or more players qualified to receive progressive jackpot payouts have royal flush in the same hand, the royal flush progressive jackpot may be divided equally among the qualifying players.
After all progressive bets have been placed and before the dealer begins to deal the cards, the dealer operates a keyboard whereby the dealer locks the coin entry mechanism. Once the hand is complete, the dealer will remove the block so that players can bet on the progressive pot for the next hand.
As the terms “jackpot”, “jackpot” and “progressive jackpot” are used in these game rules for Caribbean Stud, the terms will only apply to Caribbean Stud. A retail licensee cannot stop offering a Caribbean Stud jackpot until a qualified player or players have won the highest progressive jackpot jackpot.
If a licensee wishes to stop offering a progressive jackpot, the licensee may request permission from the Director to lower the qualifications or criteria for winning the award, allowing the award to be paid more quickly or transfer responsibility for the award to the jackpot offered by a different game. If a retail licensee intends to go out of business while having a progressive jackpot award responsibility, the licensee may apply to the Director for permission to transfer the award responsibility, along with the award fund, to another retail licensee offering a comparable jackpot award.