I’ve always explained to people that the history of table games is not a random walk.
I think that Caribbean Stud has a few significant flaws and that had it been invented after a few other games, it may not have been nearly successful, but I’ll save that for another day.
Perhaps one could argue that Let It Ride should have come before Caribbean Stud if we’re looking at this as an evolution.
Ironically, the true goal of the inventors of Let It Ride was to create demand for Shuffle Master’s single deck shuffler.
The goal is to get a pair of 10’s or better.
The stronger the hand, the more you get paid for each wager still in play at the end of the hand.