The most popular casino games

casinoCasino games are one of the most popular forms of gambling in the world. Most of these games originated in either Europe or China and have since been exported to all parts of the globe. Traditionally you have only been able to play these games in regulated casinos, but increasingly the online casinos allow you to play these popular games from the comfort of your own home or wherever you are in the world.

There are three main categories of casino games – table games; gaming machines (such as slot machines, fruit machines, or Pachinko); and ticket games such as Keno. While most casino games rely on random outcomes, although some could be categorised as being random with a tactical element so that a skilled player has an increased chance of winning the game.

In this article we take a look at which are the most popular casino games out there.

Poker

This card game is incredibly popular in casinos around the world and is also one of the casino games that is often played in private homes. The game is based on a five card hand, the player with the best hand wins. There are several different versions of poker players – generally most casinos will play the version known as Texas Hold’em. One of the key difference in this casino game from others is that the players are playing against each other – not the house.

Craps

Craps is a spectacular dice game – all revolving around the number seven. The betting on Craps is quite complicated so it’s often more fun watching the experts play this game as opposed to trying to work out where to place your bet.

Black Jack

This is a card game where each player is playing against the house. It is effectively a two card game but as you take extra cards your objective is not to exceed 21. Every hand that beats the dealer without going over 21 wins.

Baccarat

This is one of the oldest casino games but it is quite complicated to learn how to play. This is a card game. Each player has three options – Player; Tie; and Banker. You are betting on what the total of the hands of cards will amount to.

Keno

Keno is one of the casino games that originated from China. It is basically a random number lottery game. You get a card with 80 numbers on it. You pick up to 20 numbers and place your bet. The more numbers you can match, the higher your payout will be.

Roulette

Roulette is a lot of fun and is generally easy to follow. You place your chips on the table in relation to where you think the spinning ball will land. The ball is placed into the spinning wheel and if your bet corresponds with where the ball lands then you win.

So if you ever imagined yourself as a bit of a James Bond character, strolling into the casino at Monte Carlo, grabbing a dry martini (shaken, not stirred), and betting it all on black – or if you just fancy a bit of excitement while you are curled up on the couch at home, then casino games are definitely worth checking out.