Baccarat

Baccarat is one of the easiest casino games to learn to play and can be enjoyed by everyone.You have three betting options in Baccarat. You can bet that the Player's hand will win, that the Banker's hand will win, or that both hands will tie.

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards and the object is to get a point count closest to 9. Each numbered card less than ten is worth its face value. Aces are worth 1, and tens and facecards are worth 0. The suit does not matter.

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Basic guidelines for novice gamblers

What makes a good gambler?

Experience, patience and a bit of lady luck are the three main attributes.

The golden rule is to stay within your budget - Do not bet more than you can afford.

After you have decided which type of game you are going to play, learn the rules and read up on hints, tips and strategies.

Many sites allow you to practice by playing without using real money, take advantage of this and get used to the way the game is played.

Develop a game plan while you gain experience, then when you start gambling for real, stick to your game plan. You are more likely to come out on top in the long term.

Playing on a whim, changing tactics and ignoring your own strategy is less likely to result in success.

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Blackjack

Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games.

The main objective is to get as close to a maximum score 21. You lose if you go over 21 and you lose if the dealers score beats your score.

The points are added up by the value of the cards, Cards numbered 2 to 10 are at face value, all face cards are valued at 10 and an ace can be valued at 1 or 11 at the discretion of the player.

At the beginning of each round, each player places a bet. Two cards are then dealt face up to each player.

The dealer is also dealt two cards, one face up and one face down. The face down card remains hidden until all the players have completed their hands.

At this point the dealer turns over the hidden card. If the hand totals between 17 and 21, the dealer must stand. If it is 16 or under, he must continue to take cards until his hand is over 16 or bust (i.e. over 21).

A Blackjack hand is an ace and card valued at 10. A two-card Blackjack always beats three or more cards, which equal 21.

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Craps (dice)

Craps is considered by many to be the most exciting game in any casino. If it's a hot table, you will hear the noise.

There are many varieties of wagering, and as a result, Craps can also be a complicated game. There are some simple bets that you can make to start with and the odds on these are quite favourable.

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Keno

The casino game of Keno, like the lottery, is a game of pure luck. If you're familiar with a National Lottery, you have enough knowledge already to play casino keno. In both games you select a variety of numbers and hope that those will be picked in a draw. Depending on how many numbers you got right, you might get some kind of payoff, but that depends on what game you play - some may be more generous than others.

Keno is a thrilling game that over time has evolved into the casino game you now see all over the internet. Online Keno is a far evolotion since the old parlour game. The modern casino Keno game is played with a traditional 80-numbered ticket and 20 balls whose function is the same as in a standard lottery. The keno player marks from 1 to 15 spots on the ticket and is paid according to the numbers that roll out on the balls and the wager he or she chose.

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Online Casinos

Many online casinos give you a free stake to get you going, have a look at:

SportingOdds Casino

English Harbour Online Casino - UK

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Poker

Poker is a game of chance. However, when you introduce the concept of betting, poker gains quite a bit of skill and psychology. Poker is generally played from a standard pack of 52 cards. The cards are ranked (from high to low) Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Ace. (Ace can be high or low, but is usually high). There are four suits (spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs); however, no suit is higher than another.

Some games have Wild Cards, which can take on whatever suit and rank their possessor desires. Sometimes jokers will be used as wild cards, other times, the game will specify which cards are wild (deuces, one-eyed jacks, and so on).

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Roulette

Roulette is a fast moving, simple and exciting game offering many different types of bets and payoffs. Each Player has a different colored set of Roulette chips (The value of each chip will depend on how much the player has paid for them).

After all bets are placed, the Dealer spins the wheel in one direction and the ball in the opposite direction. Winning bets are determined by the numbered slot in which the ball comes to rest. The winning number is marked by the Dealer. Losing bets are collected and winning bets are paid.After all payoffs have been made, the Dealer will announce "Place your bets." You may then place bets on the next spin until the Dealer announces "No more bets."

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Slots

Online slots are not much different from traditional slot machines you will find in an casino or amusement arcade. The original mechanical slot payouts were determined by the number of reels and the number of stops on each reel. Modern slot machines are governed by random number generators.

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