We’ve broken down the basics of Caribbean
Stud Poker in our previous tutorial, but now
we’re here to run through its progressive
jackpot. Specifically the popular online NetEnt
version of the game. Many casino games have
this progressive jackpot and the same rules
will usually apply, but for now let’s focus
on the Caribbean Stud progressive jackpot
and see why it’s NOT worth your time.
The progressive jackpot in casino games works
differently than in slots. Unlike slots, where
simply playing the game puts you in the running
to win the jackpot, in Caribbean Stud, you
must place a £1 bet on the jackpot area before
placing your ante. This jackpot chip is just
a deposit for you to potentially win the jackpot,
and is entirely separate from your main game.
This means that every time you don’t win
on the jackpot, you just lose that pound.
Progressive Jackpots like this therefore have
a few problems. Firstly, they grow slower,
since only a portion the money bet on jackpots
goes towards the pot, rather than a percentage
of every bet placed, causing it to be lower.
And secondly, the odds here mean you have
to lose money beyond your main wager, that
you are overwhelmingly unlikely to see a return
As you can see here, a minor jackpot is paid
out to you when you are dealt one of these
hands AND the jackpot bet is active. Even
at its lowest rate of a 5 to 1 return on a
3 of a kind win, you still have only a 1 in
47 chance of being dealt that hand. If we
follow those stats, that means that you’d
potentially spend £47 on the jackpot, to
win 5. And It only gets worse from there.
The maximum jackpot can only be won, by winning
with a royal flush, with the jackpot bet in
place, while also requiring you to place a
minimum of £50 as your ante each time you
play. This in turn shoots your call bet up
to £100, so a total wager of £151 just to
take part in winning the major jackpot. Of
course you may win on that £150 bet, but
you will be taking a larger risk than you
may want just to be in with a chance on the
jackpot. And with the likelihood of being
dealt a Royal Flush a miniscule 1 in 649,351,
to win a jackpot that grows at a slow rate
and costs you a pound each hand, that seems
like a bad deal.
As always we ask you to follow the numbers
to make sure you’re not being ripped off
when it comes to the casino. Especially in
this case; you’re forced to wager extra
money to be in with a chance of winning at
all, and for the major jackpot you need to
be working with a huge bankroll to keep up
those minimum bets.
Overall we just cannot recommend the Caribbean
Stud Poker Jackpot, so unless you are feeling
especially lucky one day; don’t place that
Check out our other videos to give you the
ins and outs of everything from the casino.
Until next time, thanks for watching.