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Casino Table Games & Lottery Games Rules

Table Games

Lottery Games

Slot Machines: A man named Charles Fey developed the first commercially successful slot machine in his San Francisco machine shop around 1896. Made of cast iron with three internal reels, a slot for taking in coins and an external lever for activating the machine, it quickly became a staple of saloons, gambling houses and even many retail stores (where patrons would trade their winnings for goods from the store – hence the term “trade goods”).

Video Poker

Deuces Wild: Just as poker began dominating card tables in America’s Wild West, some enterprising enthusiasts added the concept of “wild” cards. The term may have derived from the famous wildcats, or mountain lions, that would occasionally come down from the hills at night to add a good deal of excitement to a mining camp.

Casino Card Games Rules

Card Games

Blackjack Game Rules

Blackjack is a very popular game that probably originated in 16th Century France as vingt-et-un (20 and 1), hence its other name “21”. It gained the English name Blackjack since a player who held the Ace of Spades (i.e. a Black spade) and the Jack of Spades as the first two cards would be paid out extra, and the gambler’s penchant for easy rhymes took over (think “chuck-a-luck”, “acey-duecy”). The object of the game is to get as close to 21 without going over (“bust”).

Game Play:
Players will place their wagers in the center of the betting circle in front of their seat at the table. The dealer will then deal two cards, face up, to each Player and two to himself, one face up and one face down.

Our Blackjack is a multi-hand game, meaning you can play up to 3 hands at the same time. Simply place wagers in the betting circles to either side of the center seat if you want to play additional hands. It makes the game much more interesting and increases your chances of winning.

Card values:

Kings, Queens, Jacks, and 10’s each count as 10.
Aces count as 1 or 11, as a player wishes.
All other cards count at their face value (i.e. 2 through 9).

Scoring:
If a Player’s first two cards are an Ace and a 10 value card, the Player has Blackjack and will be paid one and one-half times the wager (3-to-2), unless the Dealer also has Blackjack – in which case it’s a push (bet neither paid nor taken). All other winning hands are paid even money (1-to-1).

A Blackjack will beat a point total of “21”. For example, an Ace and a 10-value card will beat a 10, 5, 6 hand. Even though both hands total 21 points, the Blackjack wins.

The Player not having Blackjack may continue to draw cards attempting to total as close to 21 as possible without exceeding 21. He is free to stand at any point total or to ask for another card (a “hit”) at any point total under 21. If the Player goes over 21, he busts and loses his wager.

Dealer must hit on all totals of 16 or less. Dealer must stand on all totals of 17 or more.

Rules of Baccarat Game for Players

When the Player’s first two cards total: Player Action
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 DRAW
6, 7 STAND
8, 9 STAND (natural)

Now it is the Banker’s turn. When the Player stands on 6 or 7 (and therefore did not draw a third card), the Banker’s play is quite straightforward. The Banker must draw on scores of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 and stand on 6 or 7.

Rules of Play for Banker when Player Stands on 6 or 7

When the Banker’s first two cards total: Banker Action
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 DRAW
6, 7 STAND
8, 9 STAND (natural)

However, if the Player did draw a third card, the Banker’s play gets more interesting. In this case, the Banker stands on a score of 7 but draws or stands on scores of 6 or less depending on the value of the Player’s THIRD CARD (not on the score of the Player’s HAND). The rules governing whether the Banker draws or stands are as follows:

Rules of Play for Banker when Player Draws a Third Card

Banker’s
Score
Player’s Third Card
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
7 S S S S S S S S S S
6 S S S S S S D D S S
5 S S S S D D D D S S
4 S S D D D D D D S S
3 D D D D D D D D S D
2 D D D D D D D D D D
1 D D D D D D D D D D
0 D D D D D D D D D D
S = STAND D = DRAW

Winning

  • The hand with the highest score closest to nine wins.
  • Winning bets on the Player’s hand are paid at 1-to-1.
  • Winning bets on the Banker’s hand are also paid at 1-to-1. However, a winning Banker bet pays a 5% commission to the House. Each time you win when betting on the Banker, 5% of the winning amount is automatically deducted from your Account balance.
  • If both hands result in equal scores, the Tie bet wins, paying 8-to-1. When a tie occurs, all bets on either the Player or the Banker are a push (neither paid nor taken).

Baccarat Game Rules

Baccarat is an exciting card game that was a featured plot device in the James Bond novel Casino Royale by Ian Flemming.
It originated in Italy during the middle ages and derives its name from the Italian word for “zero”, because the face cards and Tens – which normally are high value cards in most games – are counted as zero in Baccarat. At some point it migrated to France where it was embraced by the aristocracy. Today, Baccarat is a favorite game of high rollers and famous gamers around the world.

The object is to bet on which of two hands (the “Player” or the “Banker“) will have a score closest to 9. You can bet on either hand – or you can bet on a tie.

Dealing and Scoring

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards, shuffled and placed in a “shoe”. Each hand will receive at least two cards, but no more than three. The first and third cards dealt from the shoe constitute the Player’s hand and the second and forth cards constitute the Banker’s hand. If required, a third card is dealt to either hand according to specific rules outlined in the charts below.
All cards are dealt face up.

Card values are:

  • Face cards and tens count as 0;
  • Aces count as 1,
  • All other cards count as face value.

The score of each Hand is the last digit of the sum of the card values in the hand. Thus, a hand with an 8 and a 9 would have a score of 7 (since 8 + 9 = 17). This is why Tens and Face cards count as zero – only the last digit counts, so a 10 has a value of zero. The scores will always range from 0 to 9 and, unlike Blackjack, it is impossible to bust.

Examples of point scoring:

  • Example 1: 9 + 0 = 9, the score of this hand is 9.
  • Example 2: 4 + 0 + 9 = 13, the score of the hand is 3.
A Natural

Since the object of each hand is to get as close to 9 as possible, getting a score of 8 or 9 with the first two cards is a good thing. This is called a “natural”, and if EITHER hand scores a natural, BOTH hands must stand. Naturally (pardon the pun), the only score that will beat a natural 8 is a natural 9.

Game Play

Two cards are dealt face up to both the Player and the Banker.
If one hand has a natural, that hand wins. If both hands have a natural, the higher natural wins. If both hands have the same natural, it’s a tie.

If neither the Player nor the Banker has a natural, then play goes to the Player.

The Player’s hand stands on a score of 6 or 7. If the score is less than 6, the Player draws one card and receives a new score based on the value of all three cards.