The Top 5 Card Games
Card games have been popular in UK casino slots for decades, and over recent years have made a major breakthrough in the online casino slot games world. Whilst there are many different card games and many different variations of rules and regulations, this guide presents the top five card games to play for fantastic rewards in online casinos.
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Blackjack has basic rules, but the potential for a large pay out is far from basic. The general idea of Blackjack is to try to beat the dealer by scoring closest to 21 based on cards you are dealt. You begin with two cards that are dealt face up. The dealer also receives two cards, but only one is face up. Based upon your current score, you must decide whether to ‘hit’ (receive an additional card at random from the deck) or ‘stay’. Remember that the aim is to get as close to 21 as possible, but not to exceed this figure. Going over 21 is an automatic loss. Beat the dealer and the odds are paid at 1 to 1. Receive the same odds if the dealer is ‘bust’. Lucky enough to land a Blackjack (an ace and a card with the value of ten) on your first deal? You can expect a return of 3 to 2.
Perhaps the most well-known and easily recognisable casino card game, Poker is a game of chance and skill. The game is played with a standard pack of 52 cards. You are dealt five cards with the aim of getting the highest scoring hand. Each card is ranked in order from high to low: ace, king, queen, jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. There are four different suits but each suit has the same value. Players call, bet, or fold depending on the score of their cards and their predictions of what the other players may hold in their hands.
Texas Hold’em Poker
The rules of Texas Hold’em are almost identical to Poker, except for the hole cards. In Poker, a player receives four hole cards that they must choose two cards from. In Texas hold’em, the player receives two hole cards, and can choose whether to select one or both.
Pai Gow Poker
Another variant of poker, Pai Gow is considered to be a lower risk game than its American brothers. The goal is to make two poker hands. One hand contains five cards, and the other contains two. If both hands beat both of the banker’s hands then you win the bet.
Often seen as the ‘game of the rich’, misconceptions about Baccarat can leave some players feeling intimidated. However, the rules are fairly simple. You are given a choice of three bets: the player’s hand, the banker’s hand, or a tie. Both the player and the banker are dealt two cards, and on occasion, a third. Face cards and 10s are equivalent to zero value. Aces are 1, and all other cards represent their usual values. The sum of the cards is added and the final digit is collected. E.g. if the total sum of the cards is 13, only the 3 would be of importance. The sum that is closest to 9 is the winner.