Caribbean Stud Flash Game
How to Play
Playing this game is simple. Click on start game
You will see the Payout Chart to the left side of the screen.
Your balance is at the top of the screen along with how much you are wagering.
The chips are along the bottom. Click on one of them to bet it, click the X to remove the bet.
Hover over the progressive coin slot to see what the jackpot is at. Click the coin slot to bet.
Press the Deal button to get your cards, then decide whether to raise or fold your hand.
If you fold your hand, the dealer will still show you what he had.
Click anywhere on the table to remove the chips.
History of Caribbean Stud Poker
Caribbean stud poker is believed to have been invented sometime in the 1980's at a casino on the caribbean island of Aruba. From there, it spread to other caribbean island resorts and hotels and became know as Caribbean Stud.
Several people claim to have invented this game, most notably David Sklansky, a gambling expert and celebrated author. He claims that he invented the game in 1982 and first called it Casino Poker. The rules were slightly different as there was no progressive jackpot and the dealer showed two cards.
He tried to patent the game, but was not able to because of patent laws back then, but he was able to trademark the game. He never ended up doing anything with the game, but said several years later that he told the rules of the game to a poker player. This poker player knew a casino owner in Aruba which would explain the game's origin.
In the 1990's, Caribbean Stud Poker became more popular. One of the reasons was that a number of companies, most famously Hoyle games, made a mini casino program that included most varieties of casino games.
Online casinos followed suit in the late 90's by adding Caribbean Stud Poker complete with a progressive jackpot to their list of online games. Today, many of these online casinos have progressive jackpots that are worth well over $100,000.