Popular Casino Games: Overview

Rules, Strategy, Free Software, etc

If you’ve ever been inside a land based casino, especially one in North America, you’ve probably noticed that slot machines tend to dominate in terms of floor space and popularity.  For many years now slots have been the most popular games in casinos, probably because they’re the easiest game to play in the casino.  Some slots players are intimidated by table games and tend to shy away from trying table games, such as blackjack, craps, or roulette…and this is unfortunate because table games offer so much fun.  Remember that most of the time you’re not playing against the other players at the table, so it’s not a competition.

This section of the site is dedicated to helping you learn how to play almost any game in the casino.  We’ve got casino game outlines, information about simple gameplay for beginners, advanced strategies for each game, rules, betting strategies, and even FREE software for you to try to learn how to play.

The Most Popular Casino Table Games:

Blackjack: Also known as 21, blackjack is one of the easier table games.  The object is to get your cards to add up to 21, but not go over.  You play against the dealer, and to win your hand has to be closer to 21 than their hand.  Go over 21 though, and you’ll ‘bust’ and lose the hand.  Lots of fun, blackjack is probably the most popular table game in the casino.

Roulette: Another easy table game, roulette is easy to recognize in the casino due to the big spinning wheel on the table.  This casino game is very simple – just put your money on the number that you think (hope) the bouncing ball will come to rest on.  Guess the correct number and the payout is quite large, which makes this a popular table game.

Craps: One of the few table games that takes a bit more time to learn, craps can be incredibly fun and can generate a lot of commotion and excitement around the table when things are going well for the players.  One of the few dice games you’ll find in a casino, craps is all about rolling the right combinations at the right time.

Pai Gow Poker: A card game where you’re dealt seven cards and you get to split it into two different hands – one of five cards and one with two cards.  Pai Gow Poker tends to be easy to learn and sometimes has a progressive jackpot as an added bonus.

Tri-Card or Three-Card Poker: Another card game, but you only get dealt three cards.  Super easy to learn, all you have to do is beat the dealer…and tri-card poker has a nice payout for winning hands.

Let Them Ride: This card game is lots of fun and easy to play.  The dealer will reveal one card at a time, and each time you’ll have the opportunity to back out of the hand and take your money back.

Video Poker: One of the more popular game machines, video poker is famous for such card games as Jacks or Better, Deuces are Wild, Joker Poker, and Double Bonus Poker.  Hit a royal flush and you’ll be taking home a big jackpot.

Slot Machines: As stated earlier, slots are the most popular game in most casinos.  Super easy to play and offering huge jackpots, there is always a huge variety of different kinds of slots games to suit everyone’s tastes.

Don’t Be Afraid to Try New Casino Games!

There are lots of different games out there – you just might find a new casino game that you really like.  You can try all of the games in any online casino for free, so it’s easy to open a new game and play around with no risk.  They all offer players different challenges and different payouts, and some casino games are outright fun to play for hours…so please don’t be afraid to try all the different games you like.