Excelsior Casino - Home of Caribbean Stud

The Excelsior Casino is located in the Holiday Inn SunSpree Aruba Resort in Palm Beach. This hotel is a getaway spot for honeymooners, corporate retreats and family vacations. There is truly something for everyone at this hotel. Many of the area’s water sports originate from hotel’s beach. There is an on property spa where guests can enjoy massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. All inclusive packages are available which allow children in the family to stay and eat free. Shopping and restaurants are available on site. If guests want to see the island tours can be arranged at the front desk. The Holiday Inn SunSpree Aruba Resort is also home to one of Aruba’s most famous places to gamble.

Palm Beach is in the heart of Aruba. Its natural beauty and prime location make it the logical choice for hotels and resorts. It is located on the northwest coast of the island. Tourists from all over the world make Palm Beach their Aruban home base. From there they enjoy all the island has to offer. Nearby are the California Lighthouse, Fort Zoutman, the Santa Ana Church and Alta Vista Chapel. Water activities are available in abundance. Visitors spend their days jet skiing, parasailing, riding banana boats, fishing and diving. The days are filled with action and activity along with relaxed sunbathing and mingling. When the sun goes down, this is also the spot for dancing and gambling in one of the many casinos. One of the most popular is the Excelsior Casino.

The Excelsior Casino boasts a sea of slot machines. Those who like the electronic version will find the latest technology here. For those who still enjoy pulling the lever and the sound of the spin, classic machines are plentiful as well. It is one of only two on the island to offer the opportunity to bet on horse races and other sports. They feature live simulcasts nightly. Table games are at your fingertips as well. Players can take a spin of the roulette wheel or shoot craps or try to hit at the blackjack table.

The Excelsior Casino is where the game Caribbean Stud originated. Caribbean Stud is similar in form and rules to five card stud poker. The main difference is that the game is played against the house rather than against other players. In this game, there is no bluffing or other deception strategies. Poker enthusiasts make it a point to visit this spot on Aruba to pay homage to the point of origin of an exciting game.