Casino Game Rules



Online gambling is extremely exciting and also a great way to enjoy your free time. However, it can be pretty frustrating if you don’t know the rules for how to play certain casino games. Plus, it can really hurt your chances as far as winning money goes, and can leave you feeling lost on the cyber tables. That’s why you need to know the basics before you start betting any money.

Our casino games rules section is designed to help players learn the rules of play for all of the major games. Some of the games we’ve provided rules for include Baccarat, Blackjack, Bingo, Craps, Keno, Poker, Roulette, Slots, and Video Poker. If you’re not sure on how to play any of these games, then you’ll certainly benefit from looking at our rules section.

Even if you do know how to play them, but haven’t visited any online casinos lately, you might still want to have a look at the rules. We cover the rues you’ll need to get started as well as some advanced concepts that you should know to really understand these games. Below is a little bit about what you’ll find in each of the games we have listed.

Blackjack

The goal of Blackjack is to get as close to the number 21 without going over (busting) and beat the dealer’s hand. Face cards are worth 10, except for the ace which is worth either 11 or 1 (it is worth 1 if 21 would put you over). The number cards are all worth their value – i.e. a 7 is worth 7. Everyone is dealt two face cards down and you then have the option to draw for another card (hit) or stay on your current total. You can draw as many cards as possible until you go over 21.

Craps

Craps games begin with the “Shooter” rolling the dice on the come out roll. If the roll is a 2, 3, 7, 11, or 12, the round will end with the same shooter rolling once again. But if the shooter is able to roll a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, they will have established a “point” and must then roll until they hit another point. The main bets people make in Craps are the come bet (wins if the 7 or 11 has been rolled after the point), don’t come bet (wins if a 2 or 3 has been rolled after the point), pass line bet (wins if a 7 or 11 is rolled on the come out bet), and the don’t pass line bet (wins if a 2 or 3 is rolled on the come out bet). A 12 is considered a push in most instances while all other numbers will establish a point.

Roulette

Roulette wheels either have 37 or 38 squares on them (0-36 and 00-36). The two biggest betting categories in roulette are the inside (specific numbers or intersection) and outside bets (area or set of numbers). For instance, a street bet is an inside wager that sees a bettor try to bet on the ball landing on a line of three numbers like 1, 2, and 3 while an even bet is an outside wager that will provide a win if the number lands on any even number. Depending on the difficulty of the bet, the payouts will be higher or lower.

Slots

Most slots games are pretty self-explanatory since you only need to select how much money you want to wager and then click “spin”. You can also pick how many lines you want to play with the slot machine which will increase your chances of winning. Depending on the slots game variation, you might also run into little rule changes here and there.

Video Poker

Video poker is very similar to draw poker since you are dealt five cards and then have the option to either keep all of the cards or draw for up to five more. Wins are determined by the hands you can form with your final cards, and payouts are made based on the hand rankings. Depending on what video poker game you’re playing, certain cards can be wild (used as a substitution for any card) such as jacks and deuces.

Baccarat

In Baccarat, players can either bet on the banker or the player. The table has three spaces in front of each player. The first space has a letter from the word P-L-A-Y-E-R-S, the second space has a letter from the word B-A-N-K-E-R-S, and the third space is marked 8-1 (this is where bets on the hand being a tie are made). The goal of Baccarat is to get a hand as close as possible to the score of 8 or 9 with two or three cards. If a person goes over, 10 points will be taken off of their score.