Oasis poker

Oasis poker

The game rules

Caribbean poker is a card game with the aim to collect the highest poker combination possible. Player’s hand must be higher than the dealer of the Casino has. A pack of 52 playing cards is used in a game from ‘two’ to ‘ace’ in each of four suits. The most significant card of a suit is ‘ace’, the most insignificant is ‘two’. A pack is shuffled before each cards distributing.

The rules of a game on one box

Only one Player plays against a dealer. 5 game areas (boxes) are sectored on the game table. Each box contains 3 fields for bets: BET (a main bet), ANTE (the first bet), B + (bonus).

A Player makes the first bet before each distributing by putting some game chips on the field ANTE. For this Player must click on the suitable chip and than on the box on which it (a chip) must be put. Bet on ANTE must be within the limits of minimal and maximal value of bets for this table. At the same time a Player must have money in the quantity that he (she) could change one card and bet. The Player must then press the button ‘DEAL’.

During the distribution of cards, a dealer distributes five cards to a Player and five cards to himself. Cards are distributed by turn and laid on the table face down. However, the last card of the dealer is revealed.

A Player looks at his (her) cards and determines the value of a received hand. Sooner or later a Player will determine his (her) hand with the hand of a dealer. The person will be determined a winner if his (her) cards are superior. One card of a dealer lies on a table revealed and that is all the information available to the Player.

Poker combinations

Every hand relates to one of 11 poker combinations. The weakest combination (‘no game’) is called empty, the other are meaningful. The type of combination is determined by value of cards received, from their suits but the order, in which a Player receives cards, is of no significance. Poker combinations in order of decreasing seniority are stated below. For convenience brief information on the various combinations is mentioned below:

  • Royal Flush — the highest poker combination — 5 master (senior) cards of one and the same suit (A-K-Q-J-10).
  • Straight Flush — Straight of the same suit.
  • Four of a kind — 4 cards of the same rank, for example, 4 “jacks” or 4 “five” (plus one foreign card).
  • Full or full-house — three cards of the same rank and two of the other, for example, 6-6-6-K-K.
  • Flush — 5 cards of the same suit.
  • Straight — 5 contiguous cards, for example, 9-8-7-6-5. Suits of cards are of no significance. An ace may act as highest card (A-K-Q-J-10) or as lowest card of combination (5-4-3-2-A). Sequence with an ace inside (3-2-A-K-Q) is not considered to be Straight.
  • Three of a kind — three cards of the same rank, for example, 9-9-9-Q-4.
  • Two pairs — two cards of the same rank and two of the other one, for example, A-A-5-5-10.
  • One pair — two cards of the same rank, for example, 8-8-K-4-2.
  • Ace-King — an ace and a king of random suits, for example, A-K-8-7-3.
  • No game — cards make no one of the above-listed combinations, for example, J-10-7-5-2.

The higher combination is the higher value of the hand is. If two hands relate to the same combination, the winning hand is determined as in a common club poker — subject to seniority of cards. We shall explain it by way of examples:

  • Ace-King. A-K-J-3-2 is higher than A-K-10-9-8 (a jack is higher than ‘ten’).
  • A pair 5-5-4-3-2 is higher than 4-4-A-K-Q (value of pair cards is compared).
  • A pair 5-5-Q-3-2 is higher than 5-5-J-10-9 (a queen is more senior than a jack).
  • Two pairs A-A-2-2-3 are higher than K-K-Q-Q-A (value of cards of the more senior pair is compared).
  • Straight Flush A-K-Q-J-10 — the highest one, 5-4-3-2-A — the lowest one.
  • Full House 3-3-3-2-2 is more senior than 2-2-2-A-A (a card from ‘three’ is more significant than from a pair).

Priority between suits has not been established. Therefore, the flush-royal of hearts and the flush-royal of clubs are of equal worth.

After the evaluation of a hand Player must make a choice. Here can take one of three decisions:

Decision 1. To surrender immediately. A Player presses the button ‘SURRENDER’ a bet ANTE is lost right away, the game is over.

Decision 2. To continue the game with available cards.

If a Player takes decision to continue the game with available cards, he (she) must press the button ‘BET’. The main bet twice as much as the first bet in a box ANTE is made automatically. Sometimes the described procedure is called raising of a bet.

Decision 3. Having evaluated his (her) chances, to try to change one card with the aim of receiving a more profitable combination. Having, for example, Q-9-8-7-6, Player can throw out a queen in the hope of receiving ‘ten’ or ‘five’ and of forming ‘Straight’. In order to change a card, it is necessary at first, to choose an unnecessary card, having clicked on it, and than to press button ‘CHANGE”. Changing of one card is paid in a sum equal to a bet ANTE. A dealer hands out one new card in exchange for unnecessary. Player evaluates his (her) five cards again and if change is proved to be successful, he (she) will take decision 2. And if there is no luck, Player can stop the game immediately — decision 1. Now there are no other alternatives.

When a Player decides upon a final decision, a dealer opens his cards. Let us suppose, he has a meaningful (not empty) combination. In this case his hand is compared with the cards of a Player. If Player’s hand is proved to be worse, he (she) will lose everything what is put in a box. If hands are of equal worth a Player will return all bets without any profit. If a dealer loses, the most interesting part of the game will begin.

Bet ANTE will be paid in a ratio 1:1. But the main BET is paid subject to your poker combination. Here is a ratio table.

  • Royal Flush - 100:1
  • Straight Flush - 50:1
  • Four of a kind - 20:1
  • Full House - 7:1
  • Flush - 5:1
  • Straight - 4:1
  • Three of a kind - 3:1
  • Two pairs - 2:1
  • One Pair - 1:1
  • Ace-King - 1:1

If a bet or ANTE is 10 (the main BET — 20), the total winnings of a Player with Full will amount to $150. $2010 will be raid to a Player for Flush-Royal.

It was supposed that a meaningful combination came to a dealer. If it is not - cards of a Player are of no interest to anybody. In this case they say that a dealer has “no game”. Player won in any case — even if he (she) had “no game” too. In this case his (her) winning will be equal to a bet ANTE — no more and no less.

 

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