Top 5 Casino Card Games

Top 5 Casino Card Games

It is always tricky trying to create a list of the best of something. There’s a danger of controversially omitting an obvious contender, even when it fits the criteria used. After extensive research, here is a considered list of the top 5 casino card games, in no particular order.

  1. Video poker

Online video poker is one of the most popular casino games amongst virtual gamers who favor slots. If you are new to casinos, you will appreciate the simple rules and strategy. Further, video poker has a better RTP than poker or Blackjack.

Unlike the others, you don’t get to play it on a real casino table. But then again, that means you don’t have to engage seasoned professionals on a casino floor. No matter, as you will still have plenty of fun with this game.

Of course, playing video poker gives you a chance at getting some great online betting promotions when online casinos inevitably hand out bonuses.

  1. Baccarat

If you spend some time playing Baccarat, you will get to understand why people love it. Unlike poker, which requires some level of skill, Baccarat is a game of chance. The rules are simple, and you do not need any strategy.

The casino croupier will deal two cards, and you have to bet on you or the dealer winning, or the game ending in a tie. If you don’t achieve a total of eight or nine, you draw another card.   

Here’s a simple tip to enhance your chances of winning-never bet on a tie.

  1. Blackjack

Playing a few Blackjack hands will make you see why it is one of the big names in card games. Like poker, it has variants such as:

  • Blackjack switch
  • Progressive Blackjack
  • European Blackjack
  • Elimination blackjack
  • Perfect pairs

As one of the most popular casino table games, it has simple rules that even beginners will understand. Play is engaging, which will leave you entertained for hours. It has one of the best RTP percentages of any table game.

You beat the dealer by getting a hand value closest to 21 without going over it, as that would be a bust. 

  1. Poker

There is no card game as well known and widespread as poker; it might as well be the default card game for millions of casino card gamers. Its appeal comes from its simplicity, as all you have to do is to have the best hand. Or rather, convince other players you do. 

It has spawned dozens of variations, including single-player online games, to multiple-player games on casino floors or online poker rooms. These include:

  • Texas Hold’em
  • Seven-card Stud
  • Omaha high
  • High Low Chicago
  • Five-card draw
  • Deuce to seven triple draw

Poker is so popular it has an international tournament. The World Series of Poker’s main event, the No-Limit Hold’em, has a $10,000 prize.

  1. Pontoon

It may seem like a variant of Blackjack but it is not, although they do descend from the same game. Since it has no official rules, it makes it easy to understand. You can even adjust the rules on the fly to make it simpler for everyone. That is why it is a popular family game. 

As with Blackjack, the aim is to get to 21 without going bust. You play with a standard deck of cards but without the jokers. An Ace scores 1 or 11 depending on the circumstances, and you achieve a natural if you deal an Ace and a 10 or court card. A player scores the highest payout if they deal a natural 21-point or a 5-card hand. You are bound to love this game as you can learn the rules in minutes.

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