Las Vegas resorts offer the classic casino games of 21, Slots, Craps, Keno, Bingo, Poker, Baccarat and Roulette. In addition, many casinos have Race and Sports Book wagering and some offer games from the orient such as Sic Bo, Pai Gow and Pai Gow Poker. This guide is intended to give you a basic introduction to Las Vegas casino games.

This guide can only offer the fundamentals. For more detailed information check out the links at the bottom of each page. Also many resort casinos offer free gaming instruction. You should also be aware that although the basics are the same, some games and rules may vary from casino to casino. If you have any questions or require further instruction, do not hesitate to ask a dealer or casino supervisor for assistance.

 

Baccarat

 

The exciting game of Baccarat (pronounced BA-CA-RAH) is similar to the game known as “Chemin de Fer” in some countries.

It is played with eight complete decks of cards. The cards are shuffled by the dealer or “croupier,” and then reshuffled and placed in a special box called the “shoe.” The game is played by set rules outlined below. There is no option in the game on drawing or standing.

 

The object of the game is to come as close to the number nine as possible. Face cards and tens, or any combination of cards totaling ten, count as nothing. The ace is counted as one, the deuce is two, etc. The player with the “shoe” is คาสิโนออนไลน์ considered the banker. He may place his bet either with the bank or with the players. The words “bank” and “players” are used as terminology for the game.

 

A person holds the “shoe” and continues to be the banker as long as the banker’s hand wins. When the player’s hand wins, the “shoe” is then passed on to the next player. He then becomes the banker. A player may pass the “shoe” if he so desires.

 

The cards are taken from the “shoe” by the person acting as the banker. Two cards referred to as “the player’s hand,” are extended to the player’s side. This is done as a courtesy. The cards are turned over by the player and called by the croupier.

 

Player

If the 1st 2 cards of the Player’s hand have a total of:

 

1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 10

Player Draws a card.

6 – 7

Player Stands.

8 – 9

Natural – Player Stands. – Banker can’t draw.

 

Banker

If the 1st 2 cards of the Banker’s hand have a total of:

 

3

And the Players 3rd card is anything but an 8 then Banker Draws.

If Players 3rd card is 8 then Banker Stands.

4

And the Players 3rd card is 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 then Banker Draws.

If Players 3rd is 1 – 8 – 9 -10 then Banker Stands.

5

And the Players 3rd card is 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 then Banker Draws.

If Players 3rd is 1 – 2 – 3 – 8 – 9 – 10 then Banker Stands.

6

And the Players 3rd card is 6 – 7 then Banker Draws.

If Players 3rd is 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 10 then Banker Stands.

7

Banker Stands.

8 – 9

Natural – Banker Stands. – Player can’t draw.

If the player takes no card, the Bank must draw on hands of 0-5 and stay on 6, 7, 8 or 9. (The 8 and 9 being naturals are automatic winners and the player cannot take a card)

TIE BETS

Bettor must bet EITHER the Player or Banker in order to also bet a tie. It is not permitted to bet on the “Tie” line only. Ties bets traditionally pay 8 to 1.

 

 

 

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