Caribbean or Casino Stud Poker was developed in the 1980s by a man named James Suttle. Suttle would later sell it to Danny Jones, owner of the King International Casino in Aruba (now the Grand Holiday Casino). At first, Casino Stud Poker gained a small amount of success. Jones was given the suggestion of adding a progressive jackpot by a poker player who was also a computer programmer that developed the software for progressive betting. Casino Stud is based on Five Card Stud, a variation on Poker. The game is played with a single deck of 52 cards. The game is made more challenging and exciting because players have the additional chance to win a Progressive Jackpot Payout, as a side wager.