As the name suggests, table games are all the casino games that are played on tables. Additionally, in order for the games to run smoothly, there is a dealer — a professional that deals you in, and makes sure every part of each round goes as it should. Basically, you are playing against the dealer. Also, if you ever play in a European casino, you might hear the term “croupier” for a dealer, which is common in this part of the gambling community.
In order for you to find your way around table games and learn what they’re about, a distinction is often made between table games that you play with cards, with dice, some that include random numbers, and a few more that do not fall into any of these groups. We will cover each in this article.
Every popular casino has a selection of card games. These games include Blackjack, Baccarat, Casino War, and Faro. Of course, the category also includes Poker and its variations such as Texas Hold’em, Red Dog, Mississippi Stud, Teen Patti, Pai Gow Poker, Trente et Quarante, and Tempeln.
Blackjack is the most popular table game among gambling lovers. It is quite simple to play. Namely, all you need to do is collect cards that add up to the value of 21. You play against the dealer, so you need to have a score of 21 in your hands, or preferably, a number close to it. To win, your hand needs to be higher than the dealers.
In Baccarat, there are three possible situations — when a player wins, if a banker (dealer) wins, or when there is a tie. Basically, each player will get two community cards, and whichever player has the cards closer to number 9, wins. If your cards add up to more, you need to choose which one you want to discard. For, example, if you have a 10 and a 4, they amount to 14. By dropping the first digit, you will have a value of 4.
This game is played with 6 standard decks of 52 cards they have the same value as when playing poker. Each player gets one card, and whoever has the highest, wins. If two or more players have the same card, they can choose to forfeit or go to war. In the war, the stakes are doubled.
After players go to War, the dealer will do the same, but that is just for the sake of the War since the dealer will burn three cards next. Then, the dealer will deal one for the player and one for himself. In case that the player’s second card is bigger or equal in value to the dealer’s, they will win.
In Poker, you have to combine skills with strategy. It is mainly based on instinct, and requires a lot of concentration, in addition to keeping a clear head and being calm (having a poker face). There are different versions of poker, depending on how many cards are being dealt, which ones are shown on the table, and so on. One thing remains the same — the goal to get the highest valued cards which will beat the hands of other players and win the pot. The pot contains the bets of all other players, and the highest combinations are a straight flush or a royal flush.
Red Dog, otherwise known as Yablon, is not the most popular table game. A lot of casinos do not have it in their gaming library anymore, but it is quite a fun game. There are three possible situations in Red Dog. After two cards are placed on the table, you can either have two cards of consecutive value (a 4 and a 5, for example), in which case your wager will be returned to you. Then, if the cards have the same number, the dealer will draw the third. If that one is also the same, your payout will come at 11:1. Additionally, the last way to win is when the value of the third card is between the first two. Then, your payout will depend on the spread.
This game originates from the Indian continent and is widely popular throughout South Asia. It is based on Poker.
Table games that are played with dice or tiles include Craps, Pai Gow, Sic Bo, and more.
A Craps table is the place to be. This game is pretty simple to play. Namely, you just need to throw a pair of dice and wait for the number seven to come up on your first roll, or an 11. However, you should never say “Seven,” since it’s considered bad luck! In addition, if you get 2, 3, or 12, it won’t be your lucky day.
Pai Gow is a well-loved Chinese game. It is played with 32 dominos. There is also a Pai Gow version of Poker.
Sic Bo, or “precious dice” in Chinese, is a game of chance played with three dice.In order to win you must guess the result, and then the dealer throws the dice. Players can bet on many different combinations.
Roulette is a very exciting game to play. It includes numbers from 1 to 36 on a table, and two colors (red and black). You can bet on the color, the number, or both. When the game starts, you will watch the white ball land in a field inside the spinning wheel. If it lands in a field where you placed your bet, you will win.
Every casino needs to have a good selection of traditional table games. Players are instantly drawn to these games and are made to use their skills, in addition to being patient. Also, players will have to rely on their luck to win big. Most table games require high concentration, so make sure you are well rested and in a good mood before you sit down at the table of your choosing!