Edge Sorting Caribbean Stud

The table game Caribbean Stud (CS) used to be among the most popular of all proprietary table games. In 1994, there were 167 tables of CS in Nevada.  By the year 2000, that number dropped to 97 tables. In 2009 there were only 15 tables left. According to the latest data from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, as of November, 2012, there are no tables left. Because of this decline, and no obvious vulnerability, I have avoided considering advantage play for CS.


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2 responses to “Edge Sorting Caribbean Stud

  1. why is the qualifying hand to raise with 5 high cards quad 5s+ instead of quad 2s+? I assume this is a result of the program not converging over the sample because I can’t see a reason why otherwise. Also, is a turn included in most shuffle procedures, or do any automatic shufflers include a turn procedure?

    • Okay, thanks for the 2/2/2/2/3. I found a bug in my program! It took about 2 hours to find and fix the code.

      As for a turn, you are right, it is in most procedures for blackjack shuffles. But, for the carnival games, many of the procedures break down. After this post appeared, I was contacted by an AP who apparently has the opportunity to sort CS.

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