This brief article outlines five of the most popular and absorbing casino games and discusses what likelihood they offer for you ending up a winner!
Of all the games that are played at casinos, Blackjack is one where you have reasonable 50-50 odds at walking away a winner. The British version of this game is called “Pontoon”, and the objective is to draw cards and get as close as possible to a total value of 21 without exceeding it. In a casino, you play this game against the house dealer and must beat his or her hand.
Craps is probably one of the most fun casino games, being fast-paced and yet relatively simple to learn. Players place bets on the outcome of a roll of two dice – usually a series of rolls. The game attracts complete novices and seasoned gamblers alike and, like Blackjack, the odds of winning are good.
The card game, Baccarat, is similar in concept to Blackjack, in that gamblers place bets on one of two hands getting as close as possible to a specific value (in this case, 9). The dealer reveals the hands of the banker and the player, with betting possible on either hand. In the event of a tie, odds of 8:1 or 9:1 are typically paid out.
Roulette is a fun game that involves the dealer spinning a wheel comprising a series of numbered slots at its edge. A ball inside the wheel finally rests inside one of the slots, and this pays out at odds of 36:1 for anyone that has bet on that specific number. For more favourable 50-50 odds, players can bet on red or black numbers.
A card game requiring considerably more skill and nerve than most in a casino, Poker is played in many forms. Some of the more popular variants are Texas Hold ’Em, Omaha and 7-Card Stud. Basically, the game revolves around players betting on holding a hand higher than other players. The odds of winning at poker are less than with simpler games.