Gambling in a Casino

Gambling in a Casino

Blackjack is a popular card game. The object of the game is to put together a hand that totals 21 or close to 21 without going over. Each player is playing only against the dealer. If the dealer “busts” or goes over 21 then each players at the table wins. Each player at the table is dealt 2 cards and given the chance to take more cards if necessary.

The Ball and the Wheel:
Roulette is a very simple game to learn. The object is to pick the number the ball will land on. The numbers on the wheel alternate from red to black. This allows you to also bet on what color the ball will land on and if the number will be an odd number or an even number. These 2 bets are the simplest to win and only pay out at 1 to 1. Since there are 36 numbers on the wheel not counting 0 and 00 you can also bet on if the winning number will be in the first second or third groups of 12 numbers which pays 2 to 1. The biggest payout is 0 and 00 they pay out at 38 to 1 which means a 1 dollar bet will get you 39 dollars back.

The game with the best odds for the player is craps. In the game of craps the shooter will roll the dice. Whatever the first roll is sets the point for that shooter. People will not bet on if the shooter will roll the point again or not. Once the shooter rolls the point his turn is over and a new game begins.

Video Poker:
In video poker you are dealt 5 cards. The player then has the option to discard some of his cards. After the cards have been exchanged your hand is either declared a winner or loser and your payout depends on your hand. A pair may pay out at 1 to 1 and a royal flush may pay out at 100 to 1. Video poker is fast paced and unlike in the poker rooms there is no wait for a seat and when you want to leave you can just get up and go.

The Slots:
Slot machines are used by the casinos to try to draw players into the table games, but you never want to play a slot machine that is near the table game area. These machines are known as tight machines. They place these machines around this area so the bells and whistles of a winning machine do not disturb the players at the table games. The casino make much more money from the table games then from someone sitting at a machine all day plunking in quarters. Modern slot machines are computerized; this means that the outcome of the game is predetermined. The difference between winning the jackpot and losing is the difference between hitting the button now and a thousandth of a second latter.

Everyone has played the lottery. You get a card pick your 6 numbers and wait for the weekly drawing on TV or read about it in the paper the next day. In the casinos they call this Keno and a new game begins every 15 minutes every day. The results can be checked on the board in the casinos keno area, the computer in the keno area up to 12 hours after the end of the game of on your rooms TV as the game is being played.

These brief descriptions have been on the most common casino games that are played in casinos around the world and internet casino.