In many ways Caribbean Stud Poker is similar to Five Card Stud, if you know the rules to one you know the rules of the other. Caribbean Stud was invented on a cruise ship heading towards Aruba. That's why the game got its exotic sounding name, but it is also a very popular game in Aruba and across the Caribbean islands.
Caribbean Stud starts with each player being dealt two cards. One card is placed face down and the other cards is placed face up. Then there is a betting round, then another card is dealt. This third card is also placed face up. The process is then reiterated until each player has five cards and after each new card a betting round takes place.