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The Most Popular Gambling Games

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Written by Frank Kremer

 The world of gambling is a colorful myriad of gaming options that any gambling enthusiast can choose from. A possible presupposition is that only about a dozen games had been regularly played and demanded, which is how they reached their popularity status. However, with the advent of online gambling sites, the gaming availability greatly increased, dazzling the demand with extensive supply. This did not affect the actual games in any way, as several of them still maintain a hard primary position regarding their demand.

 

Blackjack

This card game puts the player up against the dealer, i.e. the house. The main goal is to get as close as possible to the sum of 21. When calculating this, remember that face cards have a value of 10, while aces can alternate between 1 and 11. As all other numbers remain the same, the player is allowed to demand a ‘hit’, i.e. another card, or to call a ‘double’.

Another maneuver is the splitting option, which is available if you have two identically numbered cards. This will give you two new cards and thus, two different hands to play with.

 

Roulette

When it comes to roulette, it could be said to be a spinning game, as both the wheel and your head end up spinning from the anticipation. However, before we get to this part, the player needs to place their bet on numbers 0-36 and 00. For those that are feeling extra lucky, the betting table accepts much more specific bets, such as red/black field color, odd/even number, low-18/high-18, as well as the option of a low/middle/high 12 and the choice between the first/second/third column.

Once the bets are placed, the dealer spins the wheel clockwise and rolls the ball in the opposite direction. The corresponding bet takes the money home.

 

Slots

If you’re interested in raging against the machines, then slots are the right choice for you. Recently, they have also become digitalized, as the reels are represented on a video screen. The main playing tactics involves inserting a coin and pressing a button or pulling a handle. This will cause the reels to roll to a certain combination of symbols which determines the player’s winnings.

 

Poker

This card game is all about the cards, as they determine the hand’s value. Namely, hands are ranked from lowest to highest, starting with the high card, pair, two pair, followed by three of a kind, straight, flush, full house, four of a kind, straight to straight flush and royal flush. Here, the best hand inevitably wins.

 

Baccarat

Cards rule this popular gambling game as well. Here, the player is offered three options: Player, Banker or Tie. After the bets are placed, two 2-card hands are dealt to both the banker and the player. There’s a catch to adding up the cards – when it passes ten, the ten is dropped. A clean ten, i.e. zero is known as baccarat.

The higher of the two hands is the winner, as well as anyone who bet on them.

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