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Most popular casino table and card games

Table and card games have a long history dating back centuries but despite their age they are still some of the most popular casino games around today.

In recent years as well as experiencing the thrill of the casino on a social night out with friends and family, you can now play them all with a tap of the button online – all from the comfort of your own home or while you are out and about.

Here we take a look at the most popular cards and casino games around online and at our casinos.

Blackjack

Blackjack, or ’21’ as it is often called continues to be one of the biggest attractions at your local casino and online and one of the most popular card games.

It’s simple format of trying to reach ‘21’ makes it easy for everyone to understand and get to grips with as you try and beat the dealer without busting (exceeding 21)

The dealer and players are dealt two cards to begin with, and you can either stand (end turn) or hit (take another card), double (Take another card and double your stake) or split (separate your two cards into two hands) in order to try and maximise your opportunities of reaching 21.

You can give Blackjack a try with Grosvenor.

Roulette

Whenever you head out to a casino you can guarantee that most roulette tables are in use, such is the popularity of the game.

Roulette can be a combination of both luck and skill where you pick any number from 0-36 on which you believe the ball will land.

You can also place a bet on a number of other possible outcomes, including Colour (red or black),  Number (odd or even, first/second or third dozen) and columns

Fancy giving Roulette a try? Here’s our Grosvenor roulette tables

Baccarat

Also known as Punto Banco, Bacarrat is more commonly associated as a high stakes game and is often played away from the main casino floors.

That may deter a few, but the game is relatively simple where you either back the punter or the dealer to have the best hand, with a return of evens if you bet on the correct outcome. You can also back a tie, and that returns a very tasty 8/1.

As soon as the value of the hand goes above nine, ten is subtracted from the total (e.g nine and six would leave you with a total of five).

Craps

This game is one of the more complicated table casino games, but the potential reward is much higher than some of the others.

At its simplest form a player has to throw two dice and If those two dice add up to a total of 7 or 11, everyone who placed a bet on the shooter wins even money. However, you lose the bet if the shooter rolls a combined total of two, three or 12.

Any other score rolled becomes the ‘point’, which the shooter has to try and roll (before a seven) for all ‘Pass Line’ bets to win. If they roll a seven everyone loses, unless you have backed ‘Don’t Pass’

Three card poker

Three card poker is a very popular version of poker, and gives the bettor more of a say in the final outcome.

A player decides on his Ante bet, before being dealt three cards. After that, the player decides whether to play, match their Ante bet, or fold –  where they forfeit their Ante bet.

If a player’s hand is better than the dealer’s then they are paid evens on both the Ante and play bets.

However, if the dealer doesn’t have a queen-high or better then only the Ante bet is honoured, with the play bet returned to the player.

Three card brag

Three card brag originated in the 16th century and it is believed to have paved the way for the game of poker.

So, it is hardly surprising that the game is very similar to that of three card poker. Cards are only shuffled once at the start of the game, or after a winning Prial hand (Pair Royal).

Again you place an Ante bet, and can either fold or play having received your three cards from the dealer.

Betting begins from the left of the dealer and continues all the way round until either all bar one player folds, or two or more players opt to ‘see’- but that costs double the amount of the previous bet. In the event of a draw the player who asked to ‘see’ loses.

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