Caribbean Stud Poker
Caribbean Stud Poker was first played in the late 1980's in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Casino, which has since changed its name to the Excelsior Casino. The resort in fact will be host to the World Poker Tour in September of 2005.
The popularity of Caribbean Stud Poker grew rapidly; soon it was played throughout the Caribbean Islands and on cruise ships. The original version of the game did not include a progressive jackpot, but when Las Vegas took notice, which it did with due promptness, casinos out west quickly included the game in their repertoires and made it even more attractive to players by adding the progressive jackpot option. The growth of Caribbean Stud Poker in such a short time is phenomenal; nowadays there are very few casinos which don't offer the game.
Caribbean Stud Poker is a casino table game with rules similar to 5-card Stud Poker. However, unlike standard Poker games, Caribbean Stud Poker is played against the house rather than against other players.