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When you’ll visit a casino next time look at Caribbean Poker tables and you’ll see that every player almost makes an additional stake on jackpot.
Majority of game analysts will say you: “By no means!”. Stake on jackpot is one of the worst, casino advantage here reachs 60, 70, even 80% subject to jackpot size. Even when jackpot becomes rather big and player’s advantage reachs, payings are so rare that your chances are imminent zero.
But when a player asks me if to make an additional stake I always answer with counter questions: “And what is your aim? What are you playing for?”.
For some players the aim of visit a casino is a decrease of casino advantage to minimum for own’s gain maximization. These players not only don’t stake on jackpot but don’t play Caribbean Poker at all. 5,2% casino advantage by optimal strategy is too much. Serious players go to play blackjack (casino advantage by basic strategy is 0,5%) or dices (casino advantage is 0,6% by combination Pass/2хOdds).
Caribbean Poker players gather around tables because of two reasons. First of all it is a light relaxing game, one of the slowest in casino. Secondly staking on jackpot gives them a chance of a big gain which can’t be get in other card games. Blackjack gives up a higher percent to a player but blackjack player never leaves a casino with $10.000, $100.000 or even $712.070 (record jackpot in Caribbean Poker) after the one one-dollar stake.
Jackpot hunters make the additional stake at the same time with the main stake. Most of Caribbean Poker tables have coin slots in front of the main game box. Player put one-dollar fish to the slot before deal. When all stakes are made a coin falls into coin slot simultaneously with deal beginning and the indicator is alight.
After all cards are dealed a player decides if to play or not. After a dealer turns up player’s cards who is in game, players who staked on jackpot and have flush or higher get a fixed sum regardless of dealer’s cards.
Additional stake winnings are pay in compliance with a table reminiscent of videoPoker. In the majority of casino $1 stake gets you $50 for flush, $75 for full-house, $100 for 4 of a kind, 10% of jackpot or $5.000 for street flush and full size of jackpot for royal flush. It is minimal payings established by Mikong Gaming company, casino can raise stated values.
Each of winning combinations is not easy to get in Caribbean Poker. So, flush occurs one time for 509 games on average, full-house one time for 694 games, 4 of a kind one time for 4165 games and royal flush one time for 649.740 games! In aggregate a winning on additional stake occurs one time for 273 games on average. You can osreve your dollars dissappearing in table’s depth during 7-8 hours before you’ll get something instead.
The more jackpot the less casino advantage. When jackpot reaches $261.950 a stake cease to be losing and a player gets an advantage before casino. But it doesn’t mean that you immediately get a perfect chance to win greately. You’ll win one time in 273 games as before. It means only that if you have staked on jackpot endlessly you didn’t come off a looser finally.
But even when staking on jackpot gives a player an advantage he still looses 5% on basic Poker stake. To make a game profitable in tote with $5 ant a jackpot value has to reach $351.200 already.
Let’s back to initial question: have a Caribbean Poker player to make an additional stake? It depends on you. When jackpot size is low casino advantage is great and winnings are rare whether or no. If you care about your money don’t stake on jackpot better. But if you prefer slots and jackpot fans point of view and ready to suffer additional losses for the sake of big gain, the Caribbean Poker its’ additional stake is right for you!