Oasis Poker is a variation of Caribbean Stud Poker, discards allowed for a fee. I’ve only watched the game with Net Entertainment, Vuetec and Gale Wind software. Low house advantage of the game is a viable option, if Blackjack and Multi-Hand Video Poker is not available.

Standard Rules and Play (Net Ent)

After placing a bet, the player and dealer are dealt a five-card poker hand. Only 1 of 5 cards of the dealer is visible. At this point, the player can choose to discard one or more of its cards. For each tray, the player is a penalty to the size of the Ante bet pays equal. Once you reject a selection and get replacement cards, the game is identical to Caribbean Stud Poker. He must decide to either fold and lose the hand, or raise. Increasing the bet has 2x ante bet size, so that the total bet for a raise is 3x the initial deployment. If the player raises, then there are several possible payouts.

-When the dealer has an ace and a king or better (eg A, K, 7,6,5), the dealer “qualified.” If the dealer does not qualify (regardless of whether the player wins or loses the hand) back, then pays winnings on the ante bet and the raise bet.

-When the player loses the hand and the dealer qualifies, then the player loses the full bet.

-When the player wins the hand and the dealer qualifies, then the player wins the ante bet and the bet pays increase after a certain payout table. Net Entertainment is the standard payout table which is given below.

Gale wind variation

Gale Wind offers a variation of Oasis Poker with slightly modified rules. The player can exchange any number of discards for variable costs, and the payment of a full house is reduced. Strategy is the same as standard poker oasis (never discard more than one card).


The written guidelines below should give the right decision for everyone, but close call hands. For optimal strategy for close call hands, you can use the Oasis Poker Strategy Calculator.

Unlike video poker, the player should rarely be rejected due to the high cost of a replacement card. The most important cases, in which the player must be discarded:
First four to a straight flush and royal flush, no straight or flush pat
The second four to a flush, without pair *
3 Four to an outside straight (2 options, just to make such. B. 4567), without pair *

* The discard strategy can easily be improved by also discarding …
-Four To a flush with a 22-66 pair, if the dealer upcard is a greater rank than the pair
Four to an outside straight with a 22-33 pair, if the dealer upcard is a greater rank than all the cards straight in the
-Four To an inside straight with no pair, when the high card of the straight line is 10 or greater, and the dealer upcard lower rank than all the cards in the straight

After discards, strategy for Raise and Fold decisions is about the same as Caribbean Stud Poker. The simple strategy of increasing with an Ace / King / Jack / 8/3 or better results in a house edge of ~ 0.1% optimal. Wizard of Odds provides the following strategy to improve further results to ~ 0.001% from the optimum.

Always with a pair or higher to raise, fold with less than ace / king, and raise on ace / king, if one of the following three rules:
1 Raise if the dealer’s card is a 2 through queen and corresponds to one of you.
Second lifting, when the card of the dealer is an ace or king and queen or a jack in the hand.
3rd lift, if the dealer does not rank any of you fit and you have in hand a Queen and the dealer’s card is less than your fourth highest card.

House Edge

Under standard rules, the house edge (per initial bet defined) of Oasis Poker is 1.04%. The average bet size is 2.18x the initial ante bet, so that the house edge per unit wagered 0.47%. The latter value of 0.47% is expected for the estimated loss, while a suitable application requirements. Note that the house edge of Oasis Poker is far below Caribbean Stud, due to discards. Under the Gale Wind variant of the house edge is 1.20%, and the house edge is 0.55% per bet.

Variance and Bet Size

The standard deviation per original use of Oasis Poker is 2:50. The standard deviation is 1.69 per bet. The latter value is the estimate of the range, while a suitable application requirements. Comparing the standard deviation per bet to other low-margin (per bet) games … Oasis Poker has a higher variance than Black Jack, a smaller variance than Texas Hold’em Bonus and a similar variance in 25-Hand Jacks or Better (combined use).

The following table shows the possibility of termination of the deposit above balance with unlimited bankroll, after completing a wagering requirement with 4 bet sizes (size of the ante bet). The standard payout schedule adopted. See the Returns & Variance Calculator for accurate estimates.