Evolution’s Live Casino brings Progressive Jackpot to Caribbean Stud

Evolution Gaming has been a premier provider of live casino platforms since 2006. The company has released a vast selection of live dealer casino games in the last decade, including its popular Live Caribbean Stud Poker. Those tables have become much more popular this month after Evolution introduced a new progressive jackpot side bet.

Live Caribbean Stud Poker Jackpot Side BetPlayers can activate the progressive jackpot side bet by simply pressing the ‘Jackpot‘ button, now located on the betting diagram of all live Caribbean stud poker tables. The bet amount is fixed at 1 unit, based on the player’s chosen currency ($1, £1, €1, etc.)

How to Win the Progressive Jackpot

Live Caribbean Stud Progressive JackpotThe value of the current live Caribbean stud poker progressive jackpot will be clearly displayed on the right-hand side of the screen, above the side bet’s pay table. To release the full girth of the jackpot, players will need to be dealt a Royal Flush (10, J, Q, K, A of the same suit).

Obviously, in order to participate in the progressive jackpot side bet, player’s must be dealt a hand, which necessitates at least an Ante bet of 1 unit. The side bet’s payouts are only based on the five cards dealt face up to the player at the start of the hand.

It does not matter whether the player continues with a Call bet, or Folds their hand. All side bets are paid irrespective of the base game.

Sharing Wealth Increases Odds of Winning

As any hard-core poker player knows, the odds of being dealt a Royal Flush aren’t too great, especially in stud games where there’s no option to discard and draw to a better hand. In fact, the odds of being dealt a Royal Flush in any 5 card stud game are exactly 1 in 649,740.

That particular bit of information wouldn’t help encourage players of Evolution’s live Caribbean stud tables to make the progressive jackpot side bet. But in this case, winning the progressive doesn’t actually require you – as a single player – to pull a Royal Flush.

Evolution’s live casino pays an equal share of that jackpot to any and all players currently participating, and who have placed the jackpot side bet. That means the chance of winning the jackpot is divided by the number of active jackpot-betting players.

Example: If there are 5 players betting on the jackpot, the odds drop to just under 1 in 130,000. 10 active players drops it to 1 in about 65,000, and so on.

Of course, the more players in the mix, the more you’ll share the progressive prize with, as well. But the worst feeling in the world would be to skip a 1-unit bet on the progressive, only to have the guy next to you be dealt a Royal Flush. Ouch!

Progressive Jackpot Pay Table

The Royal Flush isn’t the only thing worth winning from the live casino table’s jackpot side bet. Being dealt any of the following hands will incite the corresponding payouts (although these won’t be shared with other side-betting players).

Player’s 5-Card Hand Rank

Payout ($/£/€)

Straight Flush


Four of a Kind


Full House






Three of a Kind


All Other Live Caribbean Stud Rules Apply

Evolution Gaming Live Casino - Caribbean Stud PokerOther than the addition of a progressive jackpot side bet, Evolution’s live Caribbean stud poker rules have remain unchanged. All Call bets are equal to 2x the Ante, the dealer needs A+K high or better to qualify, and the 5+1 Bonus side bet is still a viable option for those who wish to place it.

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