Oasis Poker is a variation of Caribbean Stud Poker. The rules are pretty similar to Carribean Stud with the exception that the player is allowed to exchange cards before the raise/fold decision. He obviously has to pay up in order to make this play.
- The player has to make an ante bet and he also has the option to place a bonus side bet.
- Both the player and the dealer are dealt five cards each. All of these cards are face down except for one dealer card which will be face up.
- The player can switch one card of his choosing for another card from the top of the deck. In order to do this he has to pay a fee which is equal to the ante wager. This fee cannot be refunded.
- He can switch more than one card if he wishes too. These are the prices depending on how many cards he switches: One card - 1x Ante; Two cards - 2x Ante; Three cards - 3x Ante; Four cards - 2x Ante; Five cards - 1x Ante.
- When the player switches all five of his cards he will then have to immediately raise.
- At this time the player can choose to either fold or raise.
- If the player decides to fold, he will forfeit his cards, ante bet, and side bet (if any was made).
- In case the player chooses to raise, the amount that he must raise is equal to exactly twice the ante.
- Then the dealer will turn over the rest of his cards.
- The dealer needs an Ace/King or higher to qualify. This means that the lowest hand that can qualify would be Ace, King, 4, 3, 2.
- If the dealer doesn’t qualify the player will get equal money on his ante wager and the raise will push.
- In case the dealer qualifies and manages to beat the player, both the ante and the raise will be lost.
- When the dealer qualifies but still loses to the player, the ante will pay even money and the raise will pay according to the Raise Pay Table below.
- When the dealer and the player are tied the ante and the raise will push.
Standard Raise Pay Table
- Royal Flush - 100 to 1
- Straight Flush - 50 to 1
- Four of a kind - 20 to 1
- Full house - 7 to 1
- Flush - 5 to 1
- Straight - 4 to 1
- Three of a kind - 3 to 1
- Two pair - 2 to 1
- All other - 1 to 1
So there you have a breakdown of the basic rules of Oasis Poker. It is quite similar to Carribean Stud in a lot of ways but all the small things gather up to make it a unique and enjoyable experience.