Casino Table Games | Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Craps
Visit any online casino and you will notice that almost every single one will offer a few basic gaming categories to choose from. While most online casinos will concentrate most of their gaming product range in online slots, with perhaps a few less in online video poker, the remaining part of their selection will be dedicated to what are collectively known as casino table games. While online slots may be the most popular online casino game available, all true casino aficionados know the real secret and that is that casino table games are the backbone of the online casino industry.
If you are new to playing at online casinos or, if you are an experienced online casino gambler that has, up until now only spent your time playing online slots, and perhaps a few online video poker games, then take a look at the different online casino table games outlined in this article. You may just find a few that interest you enough to add them to your daily gaming. Table games have plenty to offer including interesting gameplay, flexible betting options and the opportunity to employ some very interesting betting strategies. If you are new to online casino games or would like to branch out from playing online slots or video poker, the following is a brief outline of the most popular table games found at online casinos.
Online roulette is one of the oldest and most iconic of all casino table games and, along with online blackjack, is one of the games that absolutely defines both the brick and mortar and the online casino industries. Online roulette is actually quite an easy game to learn to play and is one of the few casino table games that provides a choice of betting options to suit both novices or casual players and those who enjoy taking bigger risks on the online roulette table.
Depending on whether you are playing American, French or European online roulette, the numbers that are positioned around the wheel will vary slightly. American roulette has the most numbers at 38 in total thanks largely to an extra ‘zero’ position, known as the ‘double zero’. This instantly makes American roulette the version with the highest house edge at over five percent.
European and French online roulette versions are quite similar and both contain a single zero position for a total of 37 numbers. The object of the game is to predict the next number that will come up once the online roulette wheel has come to a stop and the roulette ball has landed in one of the numbered ‘pockets’ spaced evenly around the circumference of the roulette wheel.
Inside bets are more in-depth and are generally recommended for more experienced players. These are the bets that lie within the numbered grid, printed on the online roulette table and corresponding directly to the numbered roulette wheel. Outside bets are so names as they occur outside this number grid and are generally a good starting point for beginners and are also popular with casual online roulette players. These bets allow for simple bets including betting on a colour, either red or black, betting on odds or even numbers and one or two other bets as well.
Along with online roulette, online blackjack is one of the most iconic casino games and is massively popular both in land-based and in online casinos alike. Online blackjack is very attractive thanks to its relative simplicity which contrasts intriguingly with its more complex betting strategies such as card counting strategies. No other casino table game has captured the imagination quite like blackjack and there have been many movies and books created around this fascinating casino game.
Online blackjack is one of the easiest of all online casino table games to learn which accounts for much of its popularity. The object of the game is for each player around the online blackjack table to reach a score of 21 or as close as possible based on their two card hand total. If players exceed this total they are automatically out of the round, referred to in the game as going ‘bust’. Online blackjack is a game that is played between the players and the dealer or the ‘house’ unlike table poker where players compete against each other.
Online blackjack offers several betting options and, once every player receives their initial two cards and the dealer also receives two cards, players can begin to employ their own personal online blackjack strategy to win. Standard options include hitting to get additional cards for a low scoring two card hand, standing on a solid two card hand score and splitting to increase a matching two card hand to two separate bets.
Baccarat is another table card game that can trace its origins back to 16th century Europe and is often seen as a more aristocratic casino game. Novices at online casinos often shy away from online baccarat, mistakenly thinking the game is more complicated than it actually is. Online baccarat actually shares some similarities with online blackjack as both games are played with standard playing cards and both games assign different values to certain cards in the deck
Online baccarat is quick to learn and fast to play as there are only three betting options and two phases per round in the entire game. Players around the online baccarat table can either bet on the Banker position to win, the Player position to win or a Tie bet between the two positions. The object of the game is for both the Player and Banker to reach a score of either 8 or 9 to win the round.
Online craps is a fascinating casino table game that is not only exciting and intriguing but also quite mysterious and strange to the uninitiated. The game has evolved over a long period of time and is considered to be one of the most popular table-based casino games available. Thanks to its relative simplicity and fast gameplay, the game is popular in both formal (casino online craps) and informal (street online craps) settings.
Online craps is considered a form of a dice game where bets are placed based on the outcome of what the dice will display. This game may also incorporate a pair of dice with many outcomes. You can often find players competing with each other on the street or within the online casino, playing craps as a professional table game.