Perhaps the most popular
and easy to learn card game in the casino, Blackjack
(also called "21") provides unlimited
options to the player and none to the dealer.
Players control the game by controlling the
number of cards they choose to accept, and by
choosing what to do with those cards once they
have been dealt.
REMEMBER: Blackjack is not just a game of
chance, but a game of skill.
GOAL: The objective in blackjack is to get
closer to 21 total points than the dealer. However, one must
be careful not to exceed 21. Dealers must draw until they
reach at least 16 points, and after 16 points the dealer must
CARDS: Blackjack is played with a standard
52 card deck. Card values are equal to the number displayed on
the card (example 2 of hearts is worth 2 points) with
face cards worth 10 points. The only exception in blackjack is
that the Ace may be worth either 1 or 11 points. The player has
the right to choose the Ace's value, and may change its value
as it best suits the hand. If the player draws an Ace and a 10
it is called blackjack and gets paid 3 to 2
unless the dealer too has blackjack.
BASICS: In blackjack the dealer deals his
cards one up, and one down. The down-turned card is only exposed
after the player has finished betting.
The player can hit (take a card) or stand
(not take any more cards). The decision is the player's. A push
is a term used when the player and the dealer have cards of equal
points. A bust is a word for exceeding the 21
If a player is dealt cards of equal
value (like a 3 of spades and a 3 of diamonds), they may also
choose to split and play them as two new and
separate hands. The only exception is when splitting Aces, in
which case only one card is given to the player for each Ace.
Players must bet an equal amount on the newly formed hand as
did on the original hand.
Players may also double down. This involves
doubling the original bet after the first two cards have been
dealt. Players may only receive one card after doubling down.
Surrender allows the player to forfeit betting
their hand in exchange for half of their original bet.
When the dealer shows an Ace as his face up card the player
may buy insurance. The player is essentially
allowed to bet up to half the original bet at 2 to 1 odds that
the dealer's hole card (the face down card) is
a 10 or a face card.
The most exciting game with two dice! This game can win you (or
lose you) a lot of money in a very short time. Craps is played
with two six-sided dice, and bets are placed in various spaces
clearly marked on the craps table. The table top is called the
GETTING STARTED: LINE BETS
The Come-Out Roll is the first roll of the dice. If
the player has placed a pass line bet then the
player wins on this roll with a 7 or an 11. Conversely, a 2,
3 or 12 is a loser. If the player has placed the don't
pass bet then a 7 or 11 is a loser and a 2 or 3 is a
winner. A 12 on this bet is a push.
Any other number thrown becomes the point
and pass line bets win if the point is rolled before a seven.
Don't pass bets are won by a seven being rolled before the point.
COME & DON'T COME BETS
These bets are the same as the line bets, except
that they are made after the come-out roll. The point established
on the come bet is called the come point.
FREE ODDS BETS
These are bets placed after the line and come /
don't come bets and once a point is established. These bets do
not afford the casino any advantage, hence the name free
odds bets. The free odds pass line bet is that the point will
be repeated before a seven is thrown. The amount bet may be up
to the amount originally bet and is placed behind the pass line
bet. The player will receive 2 to 1 on points 4 and 10, 3 to
2 on 5 and 9, and 6 to 5 on 6 and 8.
Don't pass free odds bets are placed next to the don't pass
original bet. On this bet players must lay odds,
betting more than will be won and winning in proportion to wagers
won on the pass free odds bets. Don't pass free odds bet work
like don't pass bets in that they are betting a 7 will roll before
Free odds can be made on the come & don't come bets as
they are made in the pass & don't pass free odds bets.
Field bets are bets on the following one roll. Players
can bet that the next roll will either be a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
or 12. This bet pays even money on all numbers except 2 and 12
which pay 2 to 1. 5, 6, 7 and 8 are losers.
Place bets on 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 are bets that one of those
numbers will be rolled before the 7. The odds are 9 to 5 on 4
and 10, 7 to 5 on 5 and 9, and 7 to 6 on 6 and 8. By betting
the don't bet you lay reverse odds.
BIG 6 & BIG 8
These bets are that either 6 or 8 will be rolled
before 7. These are even odds bets.
A bet on 4, 6, 8, or 10 rolled by the dice showing
doubles. example: the hard 8 is a pair of fours. Odds
are 7 to 1 on 4 and 10, and 9 to 1 on 6 or 8.
A bet than the next roll will come up either 2,
3, 11 or 12. Odds are 15 to 1 on 3 and 11 and 30 to 1 on 2 or
A bet that the next roll will be a seven. Pays 4 to 1
2 or 12
A 30 to 1 bet on either 2 or 12
3 or 11
A 15 to 1 bet on either 3 or 11
A 7 to 1 bet that the next roll will be a 2, 3 or 12.
A popular and exciting game of chance, Roulette
is an easy to learn and fun to play casino centerpiece. The Roulette
wheel, one of the most recognizable casino icons, can either
be divided into 37 (European Roulette) or 38 (American Roulette)
slots with either one or two green spaces (0 or 0 and 00) respectively.
The remainder of the wheel is divided into black and red slots
numbered 1 to 36.
Players may place chips almost anywhere on the table
to bet. To bet on all red slots or all black slots the chips
should be placed upon the red or black "spots" in the
front center of the board. To bet all even or all odd slots the
chips must be placed on the odd and even spots outside the black
and red spots. Further to the outside are the 1 to 18 and 19
to 36 spots, which bet on all numbers within the specified range.
All these bets pay even money.
Above these spots are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd 12 places. These
bets cover the 12 numbers that lie above these spaces. Another
way to bet 12 numbers is by betting on the spots to the right
of the 34, 35 and 36 spots. These bets encompass the row at which
they end. These bets all pay 2 to 1.
Players may also bet on individual numbers on the board. Place
your bet in the center of the number box and you will win 35
to 1 if your number comes up!
It is possible to split your number bet by placing
your chip on the boarders between numbers. A bet between two
numbers pays 17 to 1. If a chip is placed on a corner, all four
adjoining numbers are being bet on with 8 to 1 odds.
By placing a chip on the border below the numbers boxes and
above the 1st 2nd and 3rd twelve boxes players can either bet
a column of three, or a column of six (by placing the chip on
the line dividing two columns of numbers). The odds for these
bets are 11 to 1 or 5 to 1 respectively. The only exception to
this rule is when betting on the five numbers 0, 00, 1, 2 and
3. This is done as when betting on a column of six, but as it
only encompasses 5 numbers the odds move from 5 to 1 to 6 to
Baccarat is a stylish and elegant game providing
good odds for the player. The average house advantage is less
than 2% and as low as 1.17%. Baccarat is a simple game of chance
with no decisions or options after the initial bet is placed.
Card values in Baccarat are equal to their face
value (2 of spades equals 2 points) and Aces are worth 1 point.
The exceptions are for all 10s, Js, Qs and Ks which are always
valued at 0.
When playing a hand, card values are added together and the
sum is the total hand value. When the total hand value exceeds
10 points the digit in the tens column is dropped. Thus the greatest
value for a hand may be 9.. For example if the total sum
equals 11 and the tens digit is dropped then the new value is
The objective of the game is to bet on the hand
that gets closest to 9 total points.
Baccarat bets are either placed in the player
box, or in the bank box. The choice is up to
the player unless he or she is dealing, in which case the player
must bet bank. Another bet may made called a tie bet
in which one bets that the player and the bank will tie in points.
This bet pays 9 to 1.
Once bets are placed, the player and the bank receive
two cards each. If the player or the bank draws an 8 or a 9 it
is an automatic win.
If the player draws between 0-5 then another card must be
dealt, with an initial 6 or 7 the player must stand.
If the player stands than the bank must follow like rules,
and draw on 0-5 and stand on 6 or 7.
On the other hand if the player draws the banker also must
draw when holding 0-2 total points. If he holds 3 points he must
draw when giving the player 0-7. With 4 points he must draw when
giving the player 2-7. With 5 points he must draw when giving
the player 5-7. With 6 points he must draw when giving the player
6-7. And with 7 points the banker must always stand.
Winning hands are paid even money when betting player, and even
money minus 5% when betting banker.
of Poker and Poker Hands
Most poker games inside of our
casinos are played with a standard 52-card deck. The cards are
ranked according to the value of the number on the card or the
value of the face. The ranking, from highest to lowest, goes
as such: Ace (A), King (K), Queen (Q) , Jack (J), 10, 9, 8, 7,
6, 5, 4, 3, 2. The ace can also be used to complete a low straight;
A, 2, 3, 4, 5. As well as numbers and faces there are 4 different
types of suits which are used to determine the value of a poker
hand. These are: Spades (S), Clubs (C), Diamonds (D), Hearts
Poker hands are valued based
on their five card ranking. These rankings are detailed below
(a rank of 1 equals the best):
Description of hand
A, K, Q, J, 10 of same
10S, JS, QS, KS, AS
Five cards of same suit
4D, 5D, 6D, 7D, 8D
4 of a kind
Four cards of the same
7S, 7C, 7D, 7H
Three of a kind plus
3D, 3S, 3C, KS, KH
Five cards of the same
3H, 7H, 10H, QH, AH
Five cards in sequence
5C, 6D, 7C, 8H, 9S
3 of a kind
Three cards of the same
JH, JS, JD
Two pairs of different
5H, 5S, 9C, 9S
Two cards of the same
If two hands are tied
in rank, the following rules apply:
- If two players both have straight
flushes, flushes, or straights, the highest card that is part
of the hand determines the winning hand. If the highest card
still results in a tie, then the next highest card will determine
the winner. And so on...
- If both players have a full
house, then the highest 3 of a kind will determine the winner.
- If both players have three of
a kind, the highest-ranking three of a kind will be determined
- The highest-ranking pair in
the hand will decide two hands with two pair. If this still results
in a tie, then the remaining pairs will be compared and the highest-ranking
pair will then determine the winner.
- If both players have a single
pair then the highest-ranking pair will win. If this is also
a tie, then the next highest-ranking single card will determine
the winner. If this still results in a tie, then the next highest
single-ranking card will determine the winner. And so on...
- Two hands with no pairs, flushes,
or straights are compared and the card with the highest-ranking
single card will be determined the winner. If this still yields
no winner, then the next highest card will be determined the
winner. And so on...
Casino Rules May Vary - These
Rules Represent A General Guide