Have you ever visited a buffet and found yourself standing before a seemingly endless choice of tempting delights and having trouble deciding what to try first? Worse yet, even after you make your choice, you can’t help but wonder about the dishes you didn’t taste but wish you had?
With so many different online table games to play – from Roulette to Poker – finding a favorite can be equally challenging. In this article, we hope to make the selection process both easier and more fun by sharing the top four most popular games of all time with you.
With its origins going back to 17th century Spain, from a pure betting standpoint, Blackjack is a great option because of what is known as a ‘three to two’ payout. If you get a Blackjack or 21, you automatically win. However, even if you don’t get the coveted 21, you can still win if you beat the dealer’s hand.
How do you beat the dealer’s hand?
Get closer to 21 than they do, and you are the winner. And you will win because the house edge is usually just 1 per cent.
It also helps that it is one of the easiest games to learn so you can start playing in no time at all.
Roulette is synonymous with casino table games. Whether you play the European or the American version of the game – besides a different ordering of the numbers and an added pocket – both provide you with the same 35 to 1 single number odds to win.
Even though it is a little more complicated to learn than Blackjack, picking up the game’s nuances is easy as you can also bet on odd or even, low or high numbers, as well as colors (red and black).
Of course, there is much more to the game of Roulette than the play. It is a table game that reflects the imagery of glamour, excitement and intrigue thanks to its iconic place in modern cinema.
While learning the game will take a little more time than Blackjack or Roulette, Craps is the table game that gives you your second best shot of walking away a winner. To be more precise, you have a 50/50 chance to come out on top.
Fortunately, today’s dice are not the knuckle bones of pigs, nor do you have to, as Roman soldiers did centuries ago, use a shield as a table. Do you even own a shield?
While there is some debate as to whether Rome’s finest defenders invented the game or if the origins go back further to the Arabic game of Aldar which means ‘dice’, Craps is a venerable favorite of casino gaming tables.
Once again, even though the learning curve for craps can initially be intimidating, once you get the hang of it, you will love the action. For many, the overall speed and excitement of the game where you place your bet on the next roll of the dice make it an exhilarating experience beyond the wager.
If it was good enough to be James Bond’s choice of game and 14th-century French nobility, then why not give it a try? We are talking about Punto Banco – also known by the more familiar name Baccarat
Surprisingly simple to play, Baccarat is a high stakes game that is usually cordoned off in a separate section of a casino. When you place your bet, you do so based on whether you think that the banker’s hand will prevail or the player’s hand will turn out to be the winner. You can also bet on a tie.
Playing Baccarat online is somewhat different from playing it in the casino. For one thing, the stakes are notably higher at the casino than they are online, and the atmosphere is much different in person. However, if you are hoping to visit your local casino and play in person, you may be disappointed at the tables – which are usually booked solid – especially on weekends.
From an odds standpoint, the banker’s hand will lose almost 46 percent of the time, while the possibility for a tie is approximately 9 ½ per cent.
Variety Equals Fun
The one great thing about table games such as the ones above is that they offer a wide variety of play commensurate with your tastes and experience. There are, of course, many other games to consider, but these four are your best bet to try first.