The Spice Island Poker is a progressive Stud Poker game that is connected to
several Cryptologic-powered online casinos.
In Caribbean Stud Poker, a favorite in the Caribbean and aboard cruise ships, each player plays against the dealer and not against other players.
Spice Island game offers its players a chance to win progressive or bonus
jackpot or the part of the jackpot. To qualify for the Progressive
Jackpot you need to place a $1 bonus bet. Spice Island Poker is played
and programmed according to Atlantic City Poker rules with one exception: the payoff for a Royal Flush is
200:1 instead of 100:1.
In Spice Island Poker you place an ante, you
receive a hand, and the Dealer receives a hand with four cards face down and one
card face up. You then decide whether or not you would like to bet if you think
you can win or surrender if you feel that your hand is inadequate. If you bet
and if the dealer's hand qualifies (contains an Ace/King combination or better),
your hand will be compared to the dealer's. If you win, your payoff will be
determined by the quality of your hand. For information on payoffs please
consult the payoff table below. If you surrender, you will lose your ante to the
dealer and the hand will end.
To qualify for the bonus Jackpot, you must make a $1 bonus bet prior to playing
the hand. The bonus Jackpot starts at $100,000 (for a Royal Flush) and grows
each time somebody makes a bet. If you have a Straight Flush (payoff is 50 to 1),
you will receive 10% of the bonus progressive jackpot.
Your bonus bet is not refunded in case of a bonus
payout or otherwise. See complete payout table on the image below. You
can also try this game out for free without downloading the software - click the
screenshot image below and on the Sands of the Caribbean casino web site choose "Instant Play"
(register with your email address).