When you visit a casino for the first time, you might be overwhelmed with the choice of games in front of you. Slots, craps, poker, roulette – which one do you choose? Well, before sitting down to start playing, you first need to know a little about each game.
Whether you are planning in an actual physical casino, or an online casino, the rules of each games remain the same, so it’s important that you know the difference between Texas Hold’em, Omaha Poker and Seven-Card stud before you join a table and start playing, especially if you are going to be playing for real money.
In the article we will take a look at the most popular games you can play in a casino, and explain a little bit about each of them, so that when you next visit a casino, you’ll at least know what is what and have an understanding of the basics.
There are various versions of poker that you can play at casinos, but the most popular form is Texas Hold’em Poker. Fortunately, this is also the easiest version of poker to learn, so you’ll soon pick up the rules and understand the game play.
With Texas Hold’em, each player is dealt two cards face down, which are called hole (or pocket) cards. There are three community cards that are dealt and turned over, with another two that are turned over one at a time. The players have to use a combination of the community cards or the cards in their hand to come up with a winning combination.
It might sound complicated but it really isn’t. After playing a few rounds you will quickly pick it up and can be on your way to becoming the next Texas Hold’em champion, or maybe not!
This is a very popular card game in casinos, and one that is very easy to understand. The basic concept is to reach the figure of 21 with the cards you are dealt. Each player is initially dealt two cards. They can then either hold, meaning that their hand is already good enough, or they can request another card and try to build their way up to a total of 21 without busting (going over that number).
In Blackjack, the ace can be worth either 1 or 11, so an ace and a picture card of either a King, Queen of Jack will give you the score of 21 you need to win, while an ace and a 7 can either give you a score of 18 or 8.
Roulette is the classic casino game and the first thing that will come into a lot of people’s heads when they think of a casino. There are lots of variations of roulette, with some involving multi wheels, rather than just a single one.
The main concept is to simply place your bets on the numbers or color that you think will come up next when the wheel is spun. In addition to the specific number, you can also bet on odds or evens, though these, along with betting on black or red, do not pay out as much as picking the specific number that is called out.
If you want to start playing roulette, it is a good idea to pop onto an online casino, where you’ll be able to try out the different versions of the game, and play without money. It’s a great way to learn the different rules, and then you can work out which version of the game you prefer the most.
The famous slot machines are a staple of all real casinos, and in casinos in Las Vegas, you will find hundreds of different types of slot machine. The main aim of playing the slots is simple – you want to have the same three icons or numbers in the same line to win. The value of your win will depend entirely on the images or numbers that you have lined up.
They are not difficult to learn, and to be fair, very little skill is needed, but some slots do have slightly different rules and features that others, so it’s worth spending a little time to figure them out.
This is one game that you really need to be in an actual brick and mortar casino to enjoy, as playing online simply doesn’t do it justice. Nothing can beat the thrill of rolling the dice down the table, rather than simply click a button on your screen while playing online at the casinot.
Craps is a dice game where the player rolls two dice and the number combination that they roll will determine if they win, lose or roll again. There are a few different strategies that a player can use, but the game is based mainly on luck.