Blackjack is one of the classic casino table games! Known formerly as ‘Twenty-One’ the game dates back to the early 17th century. From a player’s perspective the main objective of the game is to get a total of 21 or as close to 21 as possible without exceeding this total. The dealer starts the game by dealing two cards face-up to each player and finally a single card for himself, which is also face-up. Cards are counted at face value, Jacks, Queens and Kings count as 10, while Aces count as 1 or 11. Congratulations if your first two cards total 21, as this is known as ‘Blackjack!
American Roulette is glamorous, thrilling and very easy to play! A roulette wheel has 37 pockets numbered 0 to 36. These numbers alternate between the colors black and red with ‘0’ in green. Players may choose to place bets on either a single number, a range of numbers or on the outside chances. The game begins with the dealer spinning the ball, when the ball lands in the winning number the dealer then places a Dolly on that winning number and pays the winning bets!
Russian Poker is the most popular casino table game in Russia simply because players have so many betting options available to them in a single hand and this makes for a very exciting experience. The dealer starts the game by dealing five cards face-down to the player and five cards for himself, the dealer’s top card is then turned face-up. The player will now decide whether to bet on their hand being better than the dealer’s one. Once all bets are placed the dealer opens his cards and the best hand wins! There are betting options for the player to place bonus bets, exchange cards, buy a 6th card and insure against the dealer failing to qualify. The dealer must have Ace/King or better to qualify.
04Texas Hold’em Poker
Texas Hold’em is an intriguing and calculated game in which the dealer deals two cards face-down to every player and himself, these cards are known as ‘hole’ cards. Three more cards are dealt in the middle of the table, these cards are commonly known as ‘community cards’. The player now makes a decision on whether or not they wish to wager a bet. Two more ‘community cards’ are dealt. The dealer opens the cards and makes the best 5 card combination from 2 hole cards and 5 community cards. Players with a higher hand win! The dealer must have a pair of 4’s or better to qualify.
Baccarat is one of the world’s oldest cards games and dates back to the Middle Ages. The game is full is tension and suspense, bets are often high, and this is probably why it was previously considered an aristocratic game. Baccarat is played with eight 52-card decks. The purpose of the game is to guess which hand (the Player or the Banker) gains the number of points closest to 9 and bet on that hand, or to bet on «égalité» hoping for a tie. One could also bet on the Player or Banker’s first two cards forming a pair. To start, two cards are dealt to the Player and two to the Banker. Face cards and 10s have no value, other cards are counted at face value, and aces count as 1. If any count reaches double digits, only the second digit counts. For instance, 8 and 5 together make 13, which means it is a three-point hand. If the count of the first two cards in any hand is 8 or 9, the coup is completed. Otherwise, either the Banker or the Player is dealt an additional card in accordance with special rules. At the end of a coup, the dealer announces the total points for the Player and the Banker. The higher value wins.
Oasis Poker is a variation of five-card stud and is one of the most widely played types of poker in the world. It uses a full 52-card deck — four suits, from deuce to ace — with the aim of the game being to beat the house (rather than the other players). The maximum number of players in a game of Oasis Poker is six. At the start of the game, each player places his or her ante in the centre of the table. The dealer then deals five cards to each player, and five cards to herself. The dealer turns over one of her cards, after which the players may do one of three things: 1) call (by placing a bet that is equal to twice the amount of the original ante); 2) fold (by discarding his or her hand and thus losing the ante placed at the beginning of the game); or 3) replace one or two of the cards in his or her hand for a fee that is equal to the ante (for one card) or one-and-a-half times the ante (for two cards). Players may replace their cards in this manner only once during the game. Once all the players have made their decisions, the dealer opens her cards. If the dealer’s hand does not contain an Ace-King combination or better, she declares «no game» and pays the ante to the players at even money odds. If the dealer holds a qualifying hand (combination), the game continues and the players’ hands are compared to that of the dealer to determine a winner. If the player’s hand (combination) is better than the dealer’s, then he or she receives the ante plus the call bet money in accordance with the pay-out scale. If the dealer’s hand is superior to that of the player, then she wins and takes the ante and the call bet money. If the dealer and the player have combinations of equal strength and the remaining cards in their hands are also the same, then a draw is declared and no money is won or lost. In Oasis Poker, players have the option to place a side bonus bet.