You grew up watching James Bond movies, Ocean Eleven and maybe Rainman, seeing your favourite protagonists hit the various casino tables and playing what at the time looked like the coolest games on earth… we mean ... admit it, you definitely wanted to be like James Bond, hitting that Baccarat table and looking real cool doing it! Maybe every once in a while, you contacted your buddies and try to organise a poker night for old times’ sake or perhaps even for fun of it, but deep down you know… once in a while just doesn’t cut it. What if every night could be poker night? Or Blackjack night? Or Roulette night? You’re starting to catch our drift.
Bridging the Gap
The deck of cards you so enthusiastically shuffle as you’re about to start your favourite card game has been around for quite some time now, before 1000 AD to be exact; you can thank the Chinese for that later when you have a minute. Although you might think it was a random selection of card numbers and characters, it’s actually speculated that the 52 cards in your deck represent the 52 weeks in a year. The 4 suits are the 4 seasons and each face that you see on the classic card deck represents a monumental figure in history.
Land based casinos have done their fair share at raising the popularity of table card games but at the end of the day, you still needed to physically go to a casino to play your casino favourites. You could of course get a group of friends together and do it yourself, but that is a bit of a hassle, or so it was up until the launch of the online casino. Now, online casinos have made it possible for you to not only enjoy your favourite table game at any time of the day, but you can also do it at the comfort of your own home from any device you please.
Picking the Right Table Game
Slots not really your thing? Not a problem! You’ve narrowed down what kind of casino section you’d like to play in, and now it’s time to choose what kind of game you want to play. Your options are somewhat limited compared to the hundreds of slot games you got to choose from in the slots section, but there’s so much games you can create out of a deck of cards. Your typical online casino will have Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and different variations of Casino Poker.
There’s no rush when it comes to making this decision; the selection is still vast and you will have to learn the rules well before you play, so take your time and test them out before you start playing with your own money.
We’re pretty sure you’ve seen a roulette table in some movie or another before and we promise you, it’s as straightforward as it looks, but just in case you’ve never seen one, let us break it down for you. No skill is required here; winning roulette is based purely on chance. You have a spinning wheel with two colours: red and black, and numbers on each section of the wheel. Your job is to try and guess where the ball will land once it is dropped into the spinning wheel. Guess correctly, and you win. As easy as that. You can bet on different aspects of the game; maybe on a combination of numbers, or even on the colour it will land on.
When it comes to choosing the type of Roulette, French or European Roulette are generally recommended as they have a higher return to player percentage than American Roulette. The main difference between these kinds of roulette tables is typically the wheel type, like having more or less numbers than its counterparts.
Ok, so whenever you see someone playing card games at a casino in some movie, the probability is that they are playing Blackjack. We’re not going into the full details now, but if that’s what you’re looking for, then just go here. Blackjack is the only casino card game that allows you to logically beat the dealer and win, although it does require quite some skill.
Every card is assigned a value and your aim is to make sure that your cards add up to a value of no more than 21. Create a better hand than the dealer and you get back what you bet. Have two cards that add up to 21? You’ve got a blackjack and you’ve just won x1.5 of what you bet. Just make sure to always check the return to player percentage before starting a game so that you can choose your most advantageous option.
Much like Roulette, this card game does not require much from its players. Just take your pick and cross your fingers. As a player, you will have to choose between three outcomes: whether the dealer wins, whether the player wins or whether it’s going to be a tie. The winner is the one who has 8 or 9 card points first; if none of them do, then it’s a tie. With a 1/3 chance of winning, anticipation definitely runs high in this one.