The first thing to strike you when going in a casino is the variety of games available. The possibilities seem endless and you do not know where to begin in the vast sea of casino games? This article is here to present to you the most popular casino games and walk you through the game play so when in front of such a situation you would know where to start and how to handle it.
Roulette is one of the most famous ones, being first invented in France in the 18th century. By playing the roulette, you place your chipson the part of the table where you would like to bet. The numbers range from 0 to 36, but this may vary between the different types of roulettes there are (European, French). The bets are not restricted to a single number but they can be on the parity, color or the value (lower than 18 or higher). One may also choose to place their between 2 to 5 numbers. After the bets have been placed, the dealer is going to give a signal. They will then proceed to spin the wheel clockwise and then roll the ball in the opposite direction. The ball ends up on a slot with a specific number on the wheel. The bets assigned to that specific number win.
Another popular game is Blackjack, reaching the high status of being turned into a Hollywood movie (“21”). The game begins with each player receiving two cards. One of the dealer’s cards is facing down, whilst the rest of the cards are facing up. The purpose of the game is to try and reach 21 without exceeding it. Aces have the value of 1 and 11, depending on the player’s needs. Number cards represent the value they are assigned, while Jacks, Queens and Kings are 10. The players can “hit” to get a card and “stand” to end their turn. If the player has two similar cards, they may choose to split. However, this will require them to double the bet and receive two new cards, meaning they would be playing two hands. After all the players have ended their turn, the dealer reveals their card. If their hand is less than 17, they hit until reaching it or higher. The player whose hand beats the dealer wins.
Everybody has heard about Poker and even played it at least once in their lives, being the most mainstream casino game. This one is based on 5 cards to each player. There is a specific ranking of the types of hand you may have, meaning the player with the highest hand wins.
For the more general public, slots are the most preferred. They are quite easy to play and don’t require a lot of thought when playing, just dedication.
Knowing the most popular games available for you, not only at a real-life casino, but also online will make choosing what to play easier for you and avoid being taken by surprise by their gameplay. Keep a sharp mind and have fun!