Top 5 Casino Games

Mar 18, 2014 | USA Online Casino News

Poker is a card game of both betting and individual play. Players wager according to the rank they believe they are worth compared to their opponents. Variation in poker games is determined by the number of cards dealt, the number of cards that remain “hidden” and the number of cards shared. The goal of the game is to win the pot consist of the other players’ bets during the hand. Players bet with the hope that he or she has the best hand or to simply intimidate other players to abandon their hands or to fold. Card ranks are as follows: (lowest to highest) high card, pair, two pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, full house, four of a kind, straight flush, and royal flush. The player with the best hand wins.

Top 5 Casino Games

Top 5 Casino Games Every Gambler Should Master

As easy as it may seem, gambling also requires a bit of skills and knowledge to outplay other gamers. That is why it is very important for us to know the basics of each casino game. Let us study the five examples of games usually played in both land-based and online casinos.

1. Baccarat

Baccarat a.k,a. Punto Banco is played using two principal bets, the bank or Banco and the player or Punto, a Standoff is also used in very rare occasions. All players including the one dealing may bet on either Punto or Banco. However, it is customary that the dealer bets on Banco. Players may deal the cards in turn in some casinos while others have the dealers deal the cards. In online Baccarat, the cards are automatically dealt by the virtual dealer. If the player doesn’t want to deal cards, he/she may pass the “shoe”. As long as the bank wins, the shoe remains with one player. If the player wins, then the shoe is passed on to the next player. Both the dealer and player are dealt with 2 cards (sometimes up to 3 cards) when playing the Baccarat. Number cards less than 10 are at face value. Face cards (jacks, queens and kings) and 10s are of no value while aces are worth 1 point each. Only single digit points are counted. If the player’s points reach a double digit, the left digit is dropped and only the right digit is counted (Example: 15 is counted as 5). The one with the card value closest to 9 wins.

2. Hot Dice

Hot dice is played using 6 dice, each with a corresponding value. Fives are worth 500 points, fours are worth 400 points, threes are worth 300 points and twos are worth 200 points. One and six causes a player to lose everything. The first player is picked by the rolling of dice by all players. The one with the highest rolling points starts the game. The game continues to the right of the first player. The player rolls all 6 dice as many times as he wants as long as he does not roll a six or a one. All dice point values accumulated by the player in each roll are added up until the dice is passed to the next player. The game continues until someone reaches a score of 10,000 or more points. After each one has rolled the dice, the person to the right of the top scorer has one last chance to beat his/her record. After every player to the right had the chance to roll the dice one last time, the ultimate top scorer wins.

3. Poker

Poker is a card game of both betting and individual play. Players wager according to the rank they believe they are worth compared to their opponents. Variation in poker games is determined by the number of cards dealt, the number of cards that remain “hidden” and the number of cards shared. The goal of the game is to win the pot consist of the other players’ bets during the hand. Players bet with the hope that he or she has the best hand or to simply intimidate other players to abandon their hands or to fold. Card ranks are as follows: (lowest to highest) high card, pair, two pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, full house, four of a kind, straight flush, and royal flush. The player with the best hand wins.

4. Roulette

Roulette is a game in which players predict the number where the ball will land after each spin. A table with a wheel having 38 slots is used in playing the game. Slots are numbered 1-36 while two slots are especially numbered 0. Additional betting areas for red-black, even-odd, low 18-high 18, low/middle/high 12, and for the first/second/third columns are also found on the table. Players bet by putting chips on the betting area found on the table. A cross bet may be made between the additional betting areas. The dealer (croupier) spins the wheel in clockwise direction. The ball will land on a particular numbered slot, all bets placed under the number where the ball lands, win.

5. Bingo

Bingo is played using a 5x5 matrix card with the letters B-I-N-G-O written across the top and with the middle most square as a “free” square. The dealer randomly selects numbers and players try match as many numbers on their cards. The very objective of the game is for players to complete a specific pattern ahead each other and to callout “BINGO” at once. The card is then checked for verification and if there are no errors, the winner is announced.

Now that you are familiar with these games, why don’t you try put them into action that you might actually earn yourself some large bucks.

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