As a follow-up to my earlier feature on popular casino table games, I thought I would delve a bit deeper into the topic.
Slots will always be the most popular games in casinos, whether brick and mortar or online. However, the casino is full of great table games too, including popular games like blackjack, roulette, and craps.
Blackjack is the most popular table game and can be played in multiple variations online. With so many variations to play online, it’s always a smart idea to read over the rules before sitting down and playing for real money.
Live dealer blackjack is available too at most online casinos today. These games feature real dealers dealing out cards to the table and everyone playing online can watch the action live on an HD video feed.
Roulette and craps are also widely popular. Craps can only be played traditionally online using RNGs, but roulette is available in multiple variations and can also be played using live dealers.
In fact, live dealer roulette is extremely popular. Players prefer watching a real roulette wheel spin, and, even though I know RNGs are tested and completely random, I also prefer playing live dealer roulette.
When you play online roulette you want to make sure you play European roulette and not American roulette. The odds of winning are slightly better because there’s only one single zero on the European format. The American format has a single zero and double zero, so the chances of winning are slightly worse because of the added number.
In some countries around the world, the most popular table game is baccarat. Baccarat is a game that can be learned in minutes and you can wager large amounts of money on every hand played.
Live baccarat is available in most online casinos too. A live dealer will deal out the cards and players can place their bets online. In some casinos you’ll even be able to play baccarat on some tables without the commission.
Typically there’s a 5% commission on winning banker bets, so if you can negate this commission you can lower the house edge. Any time you can lower the house edge you should definitely take advantage of it. Baccarat already has one of the lowest house edges in the casino, but no commission baccarat is an even better bet.
Online casinos also spread poker games. Not your typical 10-player Texas hold’em games, but casino poker games, such as three card poker, Caribbean stud, Caribbean hold’em, let it ride, and paigow poker.
There are lots of casino poker games to play online. View a full selection at the Betfair Casino poker games section, which features many of the games we listed above, including let it ride and three card poker.
One of my personal favourite casino games is war. Casino war has a low house edge, but can vary based on the way you play. The lowest house edge is 2.88% per hand and that’s based on you going to war every time there is a tie.
You also can never bet on the side bet if it’s available. In war there’s a side bet where you can bet on a tie happening between your card and the dealer’s card. The bet pays 10:1 odds, but has a massive house edge of 18.65%.
There are lots of casino table games to enjoy and many of them have very simple rules that a beginner can learn in a short amount of time. Playing the same game can become boring, so step out a little and try some of these games.