Casino Articles (Page 5)

Casino Articles

Card games evolve in an endlessly fascinating progression, sometimes with one game giving rise directly to another, while others are formed through the combination of two or more very d...
One of the complaints so often heard among newcomers to the game of baccarat is that its drawing rules are hard to learn and remember, yet they must be followed exactly. With this in mi...
As Asians, in particular, have embraced baccarat as one of their favourite games, casinos in the Far East have experimented with new wrinkles to the game in order to provide more variet...
As baccarat has increased in popularity worldwide, more and more casinos have tested out variations of the game to cater to growing demand. Such has been the case in Australia, where a ...
Baseball and blackjack may have little in common, but some terminology from the outdoor sport has been borrowed for the indoor game, notably “third base” used to describe a player’s pos...
Blackjack has borrowed from the game of baseball in naming the seat that comes first in the dealing rotation “first base.” Just like the defensive position immediately to the left of th...
Even minor changes in the rules by which blackjack is played can cause major shifts in the advantage held by the House. The most liberal rules may give the casino a margin of just 0.2% ...
More so than any other casino table game, blackjack lends itself to the creation of side bets. Literally dozens of variations exist. Most of these are based on the initial cards receive...
Until rather recently, machine versions of blackjack looked a lot like slots or video poker games. They were housed in boxy-looking consoles that portrayed the dealer’s hand and the pla...
The game of blackjack is designed to earn profits for the House, not the player. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean winning is impossible. Quite the opposite, if a player is especially obse...
Blackjack players hate to bust. The only way to beat the dealer is to have a hand in play on the table when the dealer turns over the hole card. It makes one wonder, “What if there was ...
ShuffleMaster is one of the world’s leading companies in developing new variations of familiar table games. Their approach has been to pay close attention to what players want and then ...