This comparison card game pits the player’s hand against the dealer’s, often played with high stakes. Three popular versions of baccarat exist: baccarat en banque, chemin de fer and punto banco.
Just like the bingo hall classic, this game of probability sees numbers called out and players marking off corresponding digits on their bingo cards. When one or more lines are filled out, depending on the game, the winning player claims victory by shouting “bingo!”
Texas Hold’em Poker
One of the most popular variations of poker, Texas Hold’em sees each player dealt two hole cards face down and then five community cards played face up on the table, revealed in three stages. The stages consist of three cards known as the ‘flop’, another single card called ‘the turn’ or ‘fourth street’ and a final card known as the ‘river’ or ‘fifth street’. Players win by using the best five-card poker hand from any combination of seven cards – five on the table and their two hole cards.
Played as heads-up between the player’s hand and the dealer’s hand. After all ante wagers are placed, three cards are dealt to each player and the dealer. Players can choose whether to fold or continue in the game by placing a ‘play’ wager equal to their ante. Hands are then exposed and wagers resolved.
Caribbean Stud Poker
This casino table game’s rules are derived from five-card stud poker. But unlike standard poker games, Caribbean Stud is played against the house rather than other players, meaning there is no bluffing or other forms of deception.
A dice game in which players make wagers on the outcome of the roll, or a series of rolls of a pair of dice. Street craps sees players wager money against each other, while casino craps or table craps is a player versus the bank.
Just like the lottery, players select numbers ranging from 1 through to usually 80. Once all wagers are made, 20 numbers (although some variants draw fewer numbers) are drawn at random, with players paid based on how many numbers were chosen, the number of matches out of those chosen and the wager.
Also known as ‘tai sai’, ‘dai siu’, ‘big and small’ or ‘hi-lo’, this is an unequal game of chance originating in China and played with three dice. English variants include ‘grand hazard’ and ‘chuck-a-luck’. The literal meaning of sic bo is “precious dice”.
Players attempt to make the best five-card poker hand possible, with most versions of the game requiring a pair of jacks or better to receive a payout.