Blackjack

Blackjack When it comes to playing a card game, you might have heard of the extremely popular Blackjack. Blackjack has become a great choice for anyone who wants to enjoy a bit of fun with their card playing. It’s a game that is all about trying to get as high a number as you can below a certain threshold.

The Rules of the Game

The rules are simple – you play with one person and a dealer. The person has to try and draw cards out of the lot that could add up to a number, often 21. So long as you hit 21 or below, you have a chance of winning. You compete against the dealer, asking them to Stick – to keep the card you have and draw a card for themselves. Or, you could ask them to Twist, meaning they draw another card.

The total of all of your drawn cards are put together at this point. They will then be added up as you go, with the value determining where you stand. Then, so long as you are at or below 21 (or whatever the agreed number is for this game of blackjack), you can win.

You start off with two cards being drawn, face up or down depending on where you play. Then, the dealer is also dealt two cards – one up, one down. The value of the cards is then brought and combined, with face cards all worth 10. Aces can be worth either 1 or 11. If you draw an Ace and it being 11 would send you over the number, you are instead allowed to call it as a 1.

After a series of back and forth, you will compare scores. So long as your score is better than the dealers but does not exceed the set number, you win. However, if you both exceed 21, the player is the loser. So long as your final score outstrips the dealer without exceeding 21/the agreed number, though, you win!

Backgammon

Backgammon While the game of backgammon can look surprisingly complex, you will soon realise that this old Mesopotamian game is nothing of the sort. It’s got an ancient history, so the rules are pretty simple – games from the past tend to be simplistic in the extreme. Backgammon, though, is a simple two-player game that involves the use of fifteen pieces that are moved around between a 24-set of triangular points depending on the role of a pair of dice.

The Rules of the Game

Backgammon has a pretty simple objective – you want to make sure that you are the first person to get all of your pieces off the table. This means moving all fifteen of your little pieces off the table before your opponent can do so. The way in which you move is determined by the roll of the dice, so it often depends on your luck as much as your ideas and strategy. With each roll of the dice, you are given the chance to move your characters, or try and place your checkers in a way that would block the movement of an opponent’s piece.

You have to decide if it’s better to make a mad dash for the exit or try and hold your foe up while you move to one of the exits. Backgammon can be tough to play at first as you need to learn about strategy and making sure you stop the opponent from moving off the table too quickly. This can mean taking the time to try and slow down your foe as opposed to trying to escape quicker than one another.

The game has a long history, and thus many strategies and ideologies exist around how to best play backgammon, so try and look into some viable strategies to play out so you can outsmart your foes!

Video Poker

Video Poker When you fancy a game of poker but cannot get to a card school or a casino, you might wish to head online and play. Well, one of the most popular ways to do so would be the video poker industry. This allows you to play a digital form of poker that follows the same rules as normal, allowing you to play a five card-draw system that puts you against a computerised console that is akin to a slots machine.

The Rules of the Game

The rules of video poker change depending on the game itself and where you play, but it will typically always involve the same kind of rules as normal poker. Normally, you will be given a list of cards that you have been provided by the “dealer” (the machine), and then you will be given the hand of which you and the computerised opponent will be able to make up the best hand that you can with what you have got.

You just follow the instructions on-screen, choosing whether or not you wish to fold, play on, or bet further. Then, once all of the rounds have been played, the cards are turned over and both parties will see who has come out with the winning hand. Seen as most forms of video poker see you take on a singular opponent, it’s like being down to the last two people in a game of poker when you play.

It’s a fun, fast-paced way to play poker and you should also have no problem finding specific rules and stylings for games like Jacks or Better, Joker’s Wild, and even Double Bonus. You get a lot of varieties to try out, and each will usually have you face one-on-one against a digital banker. Fun, easy, and a simple way to try out poker on your own without needing someone else to play with.

Sic Bo

Sic Bo Interested in trying out some other casino games that you might not have tried before? Then you should make some time for Sic Bo. This is a rapid-paced game that can be quite similar in some ways to other gambling games. Fans of fast-paced games with very little rules or regulations will love this particular game, though; it’s so fast that you can enjoy many playthroughs in a very short space of time.

The Rules of the Game

So, the rules of the game revolve around the name of the game – Sic Bo means “dice pair”; confusingly, though, the game is played with three dice as opposed to two. Anyway, you will use the ‘lucky’ dice, the Tai Sai, and the Big Small, the Dai Siu. This allows for you to start playing. All three dice are placed into a cage by the dealer, and then you place a bet on what you think the result of the three dice will be. You could place a bet on a single number appearing, a total for the three dice when combined, or even a combination of numbers appearing.

Each bet will give you a payout based on the probability of what you have suggested happening. You can keep placing bets and seeing what total comes up – it’s basically like playing roulette except the numbers are instead determined by the dice as opposed to the roulette wheel.

It’s fun, easy to play, and literally just needs you to stand back and watch the fun unfold. Although the board looks deeply complex, it’s more to do with the mechanisms and probabilities as opposed to anything else. All you need to do is take a bet, place the bet on a certain number or combination, and watch with intrigue as your results come through!