Whether you’re opting to play casino games at a land-based establishment or online, it can be hard to know which game is best for you. So, to get you on your way, we’ve put together a list of our top three table game recommendations, giving you the low-down and top tips on some of the most beloved casino games of all time.
Read on to find out more.
If you’re an avid gamer, or even a beginner, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of Roulette. Since French mathematician and physicist Blaise Pascal invented a primitive form of the game in 1655, the iconic wheel has become a casino staple for many. To play Roulette, all you have to do is find the variation that’s best for you and place your wager on the outcome you predict the ball will rest in when the wheel stops spinning. There are a variety of different bets you can place, and we recommend placing even-money outside bets like red/black or even/odd if you’re a beginner, because these bets give you just under a 50% chance of winning.
We also recommend that, if you’re new to the game, you try out gameplay on a European wheel first. This will provide you with greater winning chances because the house edge is lowered from 5.25% to 2.70%, as the wheel only features the single zero pocket, rather than the single and double zero pockets that you’ll find on an American Roulette wheel.
Another table game we recommend trying if you’re hoping to dip your toes into the world of casino gaming is Blackjack. A classic in its own right, the earliest forms of this game can be traced back to 17th century France, where it was originally known as Vingt-et-Un.
The aim of the game is to get your hand to the value of 21, or to a value higher than the dealer, as close to 21 as possible, without going over. You’ll initially be dealt two cards, and then you’ll have the chance to decide whether you want to ‘hit’ and take another card, ‘stand’ and keep the cards you have as they are, ‘split’, ‘double down’ or ‘fold’. Cards two to 10 stand at their face value, face cards (Jack, Queen and King) are worth 10, and Aces are valued at either one or 11, depending on which suits your hand the best.
Our final recommendation is, of course, Poker. Arguably one of the most famous casino games, Poker’s earliest origins date back to the 19th century in the United States. It’s said that the game was developed from a popular French game known as Poque, which had roots in the 1400s, but some historians believe that other games similar to Poker can be found as early as the 10th century in China.
Either way, Poker as we know it today found its feet in New Orleans, America, and involves either bluffing your way to a win or hoping the hand you are dealt ranks higher than the other players’. Once you’re familiar with the Poker hand rankings, you’ll be able to judge what your next move should be during gameplay, and you’ll have the option to match or increase the bets during each round, or fold your hand if it’s really not worth the risk.
As a beginner, we recommend trying out Poker first, at an online casino site, as the minimum betting requirements are generally lower and you won’t have to have perfected your Poker-face in order to participate. You could also get the Poker hand rankings up on your screen if you haven’t quite got them memorised yet.