If you’re new to online casinos, you’re probably wondering where to begin. While slot games are a natural starting point, table games are better for strategic play and the house edge. Check out our four most popular games.
Blackjack is the most popular table game. It’s you against the dealer, and you want to get a score as close to 21 as possible without going over (busting). Cards 2 to 10 are face value; Jacks, Queens, and Kings are worth 10; Aces are worth 1 or 11. You’ll be dealt a two-card hand, and you choose whether you want to stay or increase your score by drawing a third card.
Baccarat is a card game that pits two hands, “the player” and “the banker,” against each other. Simply bet on who will have the higher score (the highest score is a 9), or a tie. Cards 2 to 9 are face value; 10s, Jacks, Queens and Kings are worth zero; Aces are worth 1 point. If a hand equals more than 9, just remove the first digit to get the final score. For example, if a hand is comprised of two 7s, which equals 14, remove the 1 and the score is 4.
Once you get the hang of Baccarat, you can consult the chart to see the varying payout ratios and the rules that the player and banker follow that dictate when to draw a third card.
Craps is a popular dice game that involves many different types of bets, so when you’re just starting, it’s best to stick with the fair Pass Line bet until you get comfortable.
Once you make your pass line bet, throw the dice; doing so will result in three possible outcomes.
- You roll a 7 or 11 – a win for pass line bets.
- You roll a 2, 3 or 12 – a loss for pass line bets.
- You roll a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 – the number you just rolled becomes the “shooter’s point” number. You’re going to keep rolling the dice over and over until you either re-roll the same number (resulting in a win) or roll a 7.
A casino just doesn’t feel right without a fair roulette wheel. Fortunately, online casinos offer the same stunning visuals along with the sound effects of the clicking ball. In Roulette, you bet on whatever number or color you think the ball will land on when the wheel is spun.
For lower payouts and higher odds, go for “outside bets” – these wagers cover a wider range of possible outcomes, like betting on all reds or blacks, all odd numbers, all even numbers, entire columns of numbers. If you prefer the lower odds and high payout approach, stick to “inside bets,” such as picking one number straight up, or a corner of four numbers. Consult the Roulette chart for all the fun wagers that this classic game has to offer.