Is lady luck on your side…?If you have any Las Vegasholidays planned, you needto know the rules of basiccasino games. Heres aquick guide to three of themost popular.Some would say that allyou need is luck win thesegames, while other arguethat these games actuallyrequire a great deal of skill.What do you think? Youdecide... Image by Triin
Image by Images of Money Blackjack One of the most widely played casino games in the world, blackjack is the staple of any gambling institution. The premise is simple. The aim of the game is to get dealt a group of cards that add up to 21. The player is initially dealt with two cards - they then have the option to take another card from the dealer (hit) or stick with the cards theyve got (stand). The player can take as many cards as he needs, but if the sum of the cards tips over 21, then the player is "bust" and loses the game. Once the player has decided to stick, the dealer reveals his cards. The player with the total closest to 21 is the winner.
CrapsCraps is a dice game, where players can place bets on theoutcome of a roll of a dice.The players can play against each other (street craps) oragainst a bank or casino (table craps).In table craps, players take turns to roll the dice (shoot)and players can place bets on various outcomes byplacing their chips on certain points of the table. Theshooter must place a bet on the "pass" or "dont pass" line.The round starts with one or more "come out" rolls. Inthis stage of the game, if the shooter rolls a 2, 3, or12, anyone betting on the pass line loses and the shooteris said to have rolled a "craps".A roll of 7 or 11 in this stage is called a “natural" andplayers betting on the pass line win.However, if any other number is rolled, then thisestablishes the point at where the players will "pass“, orwin. So for example, if the shooter rolls a four, then hemust roll a four again to win. However, if he rolls a sevenbefore he rolls the point value again, then he loses (i.e."dont pass").The round ends when the player throws the point value (towin) or a seven (to lose) and the dice gets passed on to thenext player. Image by Dave Gough
Image by Kuoni The Roulette Wheel Another iconic game, the roulette wheel is one of the most well-known features of the casino. The croupier spins the wheel in one direction, then spins a ball in the opposite direction. The ball whizzes around the wheel until it eventually slows down and lands in one of 37 or 38 numbered slots. Players place bets on the outcome of the spin. There are variety of bets that can be placed, each varying in odds. For example, you can bet on whether the ball will land on a red or black slot, or if the number of the slot will be odd or even. However, if youre feeling REALLY daring, you can bet on the exact number. While the chances youll win are a great deal lower than other bets, the pay out will be a great deal larger, too!