Casino games are typically played in casinos for gambling purposes, where players wager money or other valuable items on the game’s outcome. These games can be divided into three categories: table games, electronic gaming machines, and random number ticket games.
Popular casino games within these categories
- Blackjack: A card game that aims to get a hand value closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand without exceeding 21.
- Poker: A family of card games with various rules and hand rankings, but all involving betting and individual play, with the best hand or the last remaining player in the game-winning the pot.
- Baccarat: A card game where the goal is to bet on the hand with a total value closest to 9, either the player’s or the banker’s hand. d. Roulette: A game where players place bets on a numbered layout, and then a ball is spun around a wheel with numbered slots; the ball will eventually land in one of the slots, determining the winning bets. e. Craps: A dice game where players wager on the outcome of a single roll, or a series of rolls, of a pair of dice.
Electronic gaming machines
- Slot machines: Machines where players insert coins or tokens and then pull a lever or press a button to activate a spinning set of reels with various symbols; the goal is to get a winning combination of symbols when the reels stop.
- Video poker: A game where players try to make the best five-card poker hand possible, with the machine paying out based on the strength of the hand.
Random number ticket games
- Keno: A lottery-style game where players choose numbers and then hope that their selected numbers match the numbers drawn by the casino.
- Bingo: A game where players try to match numbers drawn by the casino to numbers on a card in a specific pattern, such as a straight line or a full card.
Many casinos also offer other forms of entertainment, such as live shows, restaurants, and bars, to complement the gaming experience. Online casinos have also gained popularity, allowing players to access casino games from the comfort of their own homes.