Caribbean Draw is Microgaming’s draw poker game. It’s played with a single standard deck and begins when the player makes the ante bet. Afterwards he clicks on the deal tab and is given five cards face up. The dealer is given four cards face down and one card face up. The player can make one of three moves after checking his cards:
1. If the player’s hand is satisfactory they can click the stand button and keep the dealt hand.
2. The player can choose up to two cards for substitution by clicking on them. By clicking the draw button afterwards, the selected cards can be replaced with new ones.
3. The player can click the Fold button if they feel that their dealt hand is of no use. However, the player will instantly lose the ante bet and the game is officially over.
The payout system for Caribbean Draw is as follows. If the player happens to have the lower hand they lose the ante and play bets. If the player’s had is better, the payout is subject to whether the dealer is qualified or not. The dealer must have a pair of eights or better in order to be eligible. If the dealer isn’t qualified, even money is played due to the ante bet and the play bet pushes. However, if the player’s hand is better and the dealer is eligible, the ante bet pays even money and the play bet is paid by way of a payout table.
In the beginning of the game, a player can wager a side bet if they wish to. The side bet pays out depending on another payout table and is decided by the hand dealt before drawing. A four to one payout begins with a side bet, and goes to a 2,5000 to 1 payout with the progressive jackpot.