Gambling is commonly referred to as any kind of gambling. Among them are bookmakers, lotteries and poker. Today, most industry leaders tend to universalize gambling sites, offering their customers a wide range of gambling games – from sports betting to slots, Roulette and poker. Often the world of gambling is online and offline casinos. All kinds of bookmakers and even lotteries are included in this list. Entire grids of sites are created by topics in this industry, precisely as they open casino networks by cities and even countries.
Offline gambling is casinos. Yes! It’s land-based casinos, sports bars where they take bets and sports clubs where they take sports bets. You can also find many booths selling lottery tickets with instant winnings on the street.
Nevertheless, the concept of casinos is often attached to offline gambling. After all, there are a lot of them, and they all offer various promotions bonuses for their visitors; they have a separate VIP club with many privileges. Nevertheless, all land-based casinos share the same principle: Gambling: table, card games, slots, tournaments – poker, and so on. In addition, as with casinos, there are restaurants, bars, hotels and a lot of entertainment.
- Presence in the casino
- Interacting with people
- Multiple players participate in the games
- Casino atmosphere
- Free treats and drinks
- Excitement and excitement
- Shows with entertainers
- Promotions and jackpot raffles
- You have to drive to the casino
- Immediate accessibility or remoteness of establishment
- Restrictions due to pandemic
- No free games
As for online gambling, it’s pretty much the same; only all the events take place online – that is, on the Internet. Innovative technology is so advanced that all online casinos are designed to resemble land-based casinos. Moreover, developed live casinos with a live dealer, such as Roulette or poker, and every player can play with a live dealer in real-time. It creates the feeling of being at a land-based casino. Players have access to absolutely all the available games in a land-based casino. Here you can play any kind of Roulette; there are all kinds of poker, baccarat and blackjack, various slots on any subject, which can number more than two and 3000 on the site, lotteries, and so on.
- Access from anywhere 24/7
- Welcome bonuses and free games
- Double your deposit
- Lots of games in different niches
- Comfort at home
- Peace of mind
- Choice of casino options
- High winning percentage
- You can play for any currency, even cryptocurrency
- No social distance
- Slow withdrawal
- Restrictions on countries to play
- Risk of getting into a fraudulent site
- Lack of live show
- Lack of live chat with players
Roulette is a popular game of all players, associated primarily with casinos. However, this game has a rich history that goes back to the end of the 18th century. A version of the roulette game was introduced in Paris, France, in the 18th century, but the French nobility only played it in those days. Today, Roulette is divided into American, French, and European.
Rules and Terminology
The game Roulette can play simultaneously up to 6 people. Each player receives chips of a particular denomination (depending on the size of bets at the table). Players make bets on the playing field, then spin the roulette wheel, in which the ball is launched. Having made several revolutions, the ball hits one of the numbered cells, thus determining the winning number.
Players who have made a winning bet receive a reward from the casino fund. All other (“unplayed”) bets go to the casino. The game is then repeated.
A newly joined player can start betting immediately if the table is open for betting. If the drum is already spinning, he will have to wait for the next round.
Roulette is a game of chance, a rotating wheel with 36 sectors of red and black and 37-th green sector “zero” with the designation of zero, the green field with a marking of the numbers and chips for betting players.
Bankroll or bankroll is the money supply of player, i.e. all money which player can use while playing gambling but money which is on the table in the current game, Stake, and can be used at the moment, is only a part of player’s bankroll.
American Wheel – A roulette wheel with 38 numbers (numbers 0-36 and 00). The sequence of numbers, clockwise, starting with 0: 0, 28, 9, 26, 30, 11, 7, 20, 32, 17, 5, 22, 34, 15, 3, 24, 36, 13, 1, 00, 27, 10, 25, 29, 12, 8, 19, 31, 18, 6, 21, 33, 16, 4, 23, 35, 14, 2. The double zero (0 and 00) wheel appeared in Europe and in America. But Europeans prefer Roulette with one zero and Americans with two zeros. No reasonable explanation for the Americans’ preference is known.
Biased Wheel – A roulette wheel with a defect causes some numbers or groups of numbers to fall out more often than they should, according to probability theory. It is a wheel defect for the House, but for the player, it is a gift from fate.
Big Numbers – The numbers fall out more often than it should happen theoretically. Big Numbers may be a manifestation of a crooked wheel.
Capping a Bet – A type of cheating and adding chips to the already winning odds. Online casinos don’t work.
Casino Advantage (House Edge, Vig) – An establishment’s advantage over a player is usually denoted in percentages.
Chameleon Strategy – Repeating bets after players who win. Maybe they keep getting lucky; maybe they find the curvature of the wheel…
Chasing Losses – Increase stakes to win back previous losses.
Checks – Roulette betting chips.
Cold Table – Table at which players are losing. This table can be cold only for you – at this table, you lose, and others win. Cold tables should be avoided in any case.
Dead Table – A table ready to play but with no players at it. These tables are best to be avoided if it’s a Cold Table as well.
Spin – One game. The result of one rotation of the roulette wheel.
En Prison, Prison – Rule in Roulette. All bets on simple odds are placed in “prison” when a zero occurs. The next spin determines their fate. If the bets won – they are returned to the player, if lost – go to the institution. When falling out, zeroes are the following variations of the rules: “Las Vegas” – all simple odds bets are lost; “Atlantic City” or “Surrender” – half of the simple odds bets are returned to the player. Different casinos have different combinations of “Prison” and “Atlantic City” in the rules, and these are all referred to as prison. With the “En Prison” rule, making what is called an ET bet is more profitable than a two-dozen bet.
ET bet – A bet on 24 numbers, numbers 1 through 24 or 13 through 36. When playing 1-24 3/4 bets are placed on LESS and 1/4 bet on SIXLINE (19,20,21,22,23,24). When playing 13-36 3/4 bets are placed on MORE and 1/4 bets on SIXLINE (13,14,15,16,17,18)—used when En Prison is in the rules.
French Wheel, European Wheel – Roulette Wheel with 37 numbers, the numbers 1-36 and zero(0). A clockwise sequence of numbers, starting with 0: 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25, 17, 34, 6, 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16, 33, 1, 20, 14, 31, 9, 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26.
Fair Game – A game with no home or player advantage. Roulette is not a Fair Game. We assume that the Fair Game does not exist in nature. If a casino game has a player advantage, we just don’t count correctly.
Fibonacci Betting System – a progressive betting system, each successive Bet is the sum of two (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 …).
Fluctuation in Probability – The frequency of numbers is different from the theory of probability calculated. Happens all the time. Better to say probability fluctuation – sounds much more solid. You can say: “I used probability fluctuation” if you win.
Grand Martingale (System) – Option Martingale. If you lose, the size of the Bet is twice.
Grind, Low Roller, Penny Ante – A player with little money or making small bets.
Grind Joint – A casino designed for the Low Roller.
High Roller – A player who plays with BIG Money.
Long Run, Long-Term – Playing with a high number of spins, when the frequency of the numbers approaches the predicted probability theory.
Parlay Betting System. Doubling bets when you win
Past Posting – Betting after the fall of the ball. A great way to get out of the casino. In online casinos, this method does not work.
Pinching – Removing chips from the table after an unsuccessful bet. It can be tried if you want adventure. Doesn’t work in online casinos.
No more bets, Rien Ne Vas Plus (French) – bets no longer accepted
Scam – Any way to defraud a player or casino.
Short Run, Short-Term – Playing on a small number of spins, the probability fluctuation reigns.
Dealer’s Signature – The Dealer’s unconscious feature of throwing the ball, by which you can predict the result of the next spin. Jerry Patterson (a very cool roulette man): “Roulette is a game of physics and mechanics, but not a game of chance. The main factor determining the result of each spin is the Dealer…” Manoia (very famous roulette player in Runet): “If a dealer could do something, affect the game in any way, then his relatives, friends, and acquaintances would sit at the table against him… A croupier is a lackey in a casino, a nobody who has no word.”
Spread – The difference between a player’s maximum and minimum Bet.
Kelly Criterion – Mathematical formula for calculating the size of the Bet depending on the money supply, size and probability of winning. Theoretically makes it impossible to lose all of the cash collateral and ensures that the cash collateral grows as fast as possible in a series of winnings. It cannot be used in gambling in an ideal form because of the impossibility of infinite split betting. According to the Kelly criterion in, roulette betting is not necessary at all.
Blackjack is a simple card game played by more people than Roulette, craps and baccarat combined. Success at blackjack depends primarily on luck, but strategy is also an element. In this article, you’ll learn how to get luck on your side in one of the most popular games.
Rules and Terminology
The game’s goal is to score 21 points or close to it. If a player scores more than 21 points, his Bet loses. If the sum of points on the Dealer’s cards is greater than 21, all bets remaining in the game win. Players who score more points than the dealer win; their bets are paid 1:1.
In blackjack, the value of the cards does not change during the game. The game’s goal is to beat the Dealer without exceeding 21 points. Cards have the following price values:
– Cards with a number: the price is the number on the card.
– Cards: The price of all cards is 10.
– Ace: 1 or 11. Usually counts as 11, but if the sum of points in your hand exceeds 21 in this calculation, the Ace counts as 1.
– So an Ace and a picture make up 21 points in two cards – that’s what blackjack is.
– A hand with an ace is called a “soft” hand.
Ace – In a standard 52-card deck, this is the highest paying card.
Ace Adjustment – the player decreases or increases the Bet depending on the number of aces in the deck.
Ace Five Count (five and ace counting) – A card counting strategy that considers only fives and aces.
Ace Neutral Count (no ace counting) – a card counting system where an ace is 0 or not counted at all.
Ace Poor – A deck with fewer aces than usual (according to statistics).
Ace Rich (rich in aces) is a deck with more aces than usual (statistically).
Ace Side Count (reverse Ace Count) is a count of aces that have left the game.
Action – The sum of one or more bets made during a certain period of time.
Anchorman – A player who sits to the right of the Dealer.
Back Counting – The counting of cards by the spectators.
Balanced Counting– A card-counting strategy in which the sum of all cards is 0 and the cards are ranked as minus or plus.
Bankroll – A player’s total budget.
Bankroll Management – A type of strategy or game system which allows proper bankroll management.
Basic Strategy – The best strategy for playing blackjack without counting cards.
Big Player – A leader in the Blackjack game who makes large bets while favorably counting cards.
Blackjack – When a hand consists of only two cards and is valued at 21 points. Blackjack is both the goal and the name of the game.
Blackjack Tournament (Blackjack Tournament) – A competitive game between blackjack players for a fixed period where only one player will emerge victoriously.
Burn Cards – The top cards of a deck are removed after shuffling and do not participate in the game.
Bust – When a player has more than 21 points. Otherwise called “Break”.
Card Counter (Card Counting) – A player who counts which cards are out and which cards are still in play to gain an advantage over the casino.
Card Counting – Remembering which cards are out and which remain in play to gain an advantage over the casino.
Camouflage – Any tactic that helps you hide your gambling techniques from the casino. Such as, for example, counting cards.
Chips – special markers used in the casino instead of money.
Cut – Separation of the deck cards after shuffling, but before the first deal, to complicate cards counting.
Cut Card – A plastic card used to divide a deck.
Dealer – A person who controls the game and competes with players on behalf of the casino.
Deck – A traditional 52-card deck used to play blackjack.
Deck Penetration – The percentage of cards in a bundle or in the Dealer’s hand before shuffling.
Discard Tray – A place to the right of the Dealer for discarded cards.
Double Deck Blackjack – A game of blackjack played with two decks.
Double Down – A player doubles the original Bet, but can only get one card.
Double Exposure – A variation of blackjack where both Dealer’s cards are open.
Draw (more) – Same as a hit. A request from the Dealer for an additional card.
Early Surrender – A player refuses to continue playing before the dealer checks for a natural blackjack. In the case of early rejection, the player can take back half of the original Bet.
Eight Deck Blackjack (Blackjack with eight logs) – a game of blackjack using eight decks at a time.
Even money (equal money) – the player receives a payout 1 to 1. That is, the winnings are equal to the original Bet.
Expectation – The amount of money expected to be won or lost from each Bet. It is expressed as a percentage.
Eye in the Sky – video surveillance in the casino.
Face Card (cards with faces) – Jack, queen and king. Each of them is valued at 10 points.
Face Down Game – A game in which the first card is dealt to the player face up and the second face down.
Face Up Game – A game in which all cards are dealt face up.
Favourable Deck – A deck in which the remaining cards give an advantage to the player.
First Baseman – The player to the left of the Dealer.
Five Card Charlie – A hand that has only five cards and does not exceed 21 points. That is, the player does not get overcards.
Flat Bet – A bet, the amount of which is equal to the sum of the player’s points for each hand.
Floorman – The manager of the casino, who oversees the dealers.
Hand – The first two cards are dealt to each player.
Hard Ace – A hand holding an Ace that can only be equalled by 1 point.
Hard Hand – A hand with a hard Ace or no Ace at all.
Head-to-Head – When a player and a dealer play against each other. A one-on-one Hand.
High Roller – A player who makes High Bets.
Hi-Lo Count (high-lo count) – A card-counting strategy in which cards 2 – 6 count to +1, and face cards, tens, and aces to -1.
Hit (yet) is the same as Draw. A request from the Dealer for an additional card.
Hole Card – A card from the Dealer, face up.
House – The casino, the operator.
House Edge – advantage of the casino over the player. Expressed as a percentage.
House Rules – the rules that regulate play at a particular table.
Kelly Betting System – The system that orders the betting of a percentage of the bankroll equal to the percentage of casino advantage.
Insurance (insurance bet) – additional bet offered if the Dealer has an open ace and possible natural blackjack. The maximum amount of insurance bet is equal to half of the original Bet.
Las Vegas Strip Rules – The rules that are most commonly found in Las Vegas casinos.
Late Surrender – A player refuses to continue playing after the Dealer has checked a closed card and reported that he does not have blackjack.
Martingale Betting System – A betting system that instructs the player to double his Bet after each loss.
Mechanic – A dealer or player who uses “quick fingers” to cheat.
Mucker – A player or Dealer who adds favorable cards to a deck.
Multi-level Count – A counting system that uses many more levels than plus or minus one.
Multiparameter System – A counting system that tracks at least 2 parameters. Most often, it combines a basic counting system and ace counting.
Multiple-Deck – Playing blackjack with two or more shuffled logs.
Natural Blackjack – A hand of two cards giving a total of 21 points (otherwise known as blackjack).
No double after Split – A rule against doubling after splitting a Pair.
Paint – Cards with faces – Jack, Queen, King.
Pat Hand – what gives a total of 17 to 21 points.
Perfect Pairs – an extra bet that the first 2 cards a player receives will be a pair.
Pit Boss – An employee of the casino who oversees the dealers and the process of the game.
Plug – When cards are not yet in play, are moved to the discarded cards and shuffled.
Plus / Minus Count – Another name for the “high-lo” card counting system.
Point Count – The sum of points at the end of a game.
Positive Count – A card counting system is showing that a deck is rich in 10-point cards.
Preferential Shuffling – A measure used against casino card counting that involves frequent card shuffling.
Push – If the player and the Dealer have the same number of points, then the tie is declared, and the original Bet is returned to the player.
Resplit – A division of cards after the split.
Round – A partial transition from the beginning of betting and dealing with the payment of winnings.
Running Count – The point at which the cards begin to be counted after shuffling.
Session – The total time spent in a game without a break.
Shoe – A special card box.
Shuffle – Randomly shuffling cards before a game.
Shuffle Tracking – Tracking the location of aces and 10-point cards during shuffling in order to use this information later in the game.
Shuffle Up – A method of preventing card counting through frequent shuffling.
Side Count – Counting specific cards starting from the previous shuffle.
Single Deck Blackjack – A game of single deck blackjack with 52 cards.
Six Deck Blackjack – A game of blackjack with 6 decks. The version of blackjack is most often encountered.
Soft Hand – A hand containing an Ace, which equals 1 or 11 points.
Soft Double – Doubling the Bet with a soft hand.
Split – splitting a pair of cards of the same value into two hands.
Spooking – A type of cheating in which one person, standing behind the Dealer’s back, shows an associate the value of the Dealer’s closed card.
Stand (stop, enough) – When a player declines an additional card.
Stand-off – When a player’s hand and the Dealer’s hand have the same value, the original Bet is returned.
Steaming – When a losing player bets wildly and recklessly under the influence of emotion.
Baccarat is a casino card game with a rich history, existing even longer than Roulette. Baccarat originated in Italy and was subsequently offered in France between 1483 and 1498. In Europe, baccarat is usually played under the name punto banco.
Baccarat – a fairly simple game, it requires players to put only a bet, so the game takes on a characteristic intensity that does not bore the players with expectations; everything happens automatically, according to the established rules. The main objective for all players is to guess who the Dealer or the player will win, or there will be a draw.
Rules and Terminology
The goal of the baccarat game is to accumulate a combination of cards with a total of 9 points or as close to 9 as possible. Ace counts for one point, cards 2 through 9 count at face value, pictures and tens give zero points. If the total is 10 or more, 10 is subtracted, and the remainder is counted in the scoring. For example, 7+6=13=3 or 4+6=10=0.
The player can place a bet on the “Player” or “Bank” and/or “Tie” fields. At the beginning of the game banker and player receive two cards each. In certain cases, a third card may be given to the player, Banker or both.
The participant (player or Banker) who scores 9 points wins. The player who scored 8 points, provided that the opponent scored less, wins. A third card is possible if neither player has 8 or 9 points.
Third Card Rule
The third card rule determines when a player and/or Banker automatically receives a third card in baccarat:
– If a player scores 0 to 5 points with the first two cards, he receives a third card; if he scores more than 5 points, he does not receive one.
– If the Banker scored 0 to 4 points, he gets a third card, if more than 5 points, he does not, if the Banker has 5 points, the decision to get a third card is based on the player’s cards.
– If the player did not receive a third card, the Banker receives a third card if he has 0-5 points or stops if he has 6-7 points
– If the player receives a third card with 2 or 3, the Banker receives a third card with 0-4 points or stops if he has 5-7 points.
– If the third card player receives 4 or 5, the Banker gets the third card with 0-5 points or stops if he has 6-7 points.
– If the third card player receives a 6 or 7, the Banker gets a third card with 0-6 points or stops if he has 7 points.
– If the third card player receives an 8, the Banker gets a third card with 0-2 points or stops if he has 3-7 points.
– If the third card player receives an Ace, 9, 10, or “multiples”, the Banker gets the third card with 0-3 points or stops if he has 4-7 points.
In the end, the Bet on the participant who scores more points wins (that is, if the dealer scores more, the Banker wins, if less, the player wins). In case of a tie, the Bet on the Player and the Bank is returned, the bet “Tie” wins.
– A bet on a player pays 1 to 1.
– A bet on the bank is paid 1 to 1 minus 5% commission.
– A bet on a draw is paid 8 to 1.
Baccarat – This is the worst hand in baccarat. The word baccarat itself means zero. If you or the pot has a total of 0, it is called baccarat.
Banco – Banco is Spanish for Banker, which is the name of the Dealer.
Banker Bet – This is one of the three possible bets you can choose in baccarat. If you win, you will be paid 1: 1. However, it would help if you kept in mind the 5% commission deducted from the winning bets. Most players claim that the banker bet is the best Bet in terms of odds. The Banker can also refer to the casino employee responsible for dealing the cards and ensuring that the game runs smoothly.
Banque – This is a variation of baccarat in Europe. It consists of three hands, including one banker hand and two-player hands.
Bankroll – The amount of money you intend to spend on gambling.
Burning – Immediately after shuffling and before starting a new game, the top three or six cards are discarded.
Caller – An employee of the casino who is responsible for the cards on the Baccarat table.
Carte – Used to request another card from the Dealer. Carte is the French equivalent of “Hit me.
Chemin De Fer – A term known as “The Railroad.”
Designed for high rollers. One of the players is responsible for dealing the cards, taking all bets and drawing the pot.
Commission – Baccarat is a game known for its low casino advantage, but the winning bank and player bets are subject to a 5% commission.
Coup – Another term of French origin, meaning a round of baccarat consisting of a banker’s hand and a player’s hand.
Cut – To cut means to split a deck of cards in half after the cards have been shuffled. The cut deck is then put back together again.
Cut Card – This is a special plastic card used to cut the deck after shuffling the cards.
Dealer – An employee responsible for drawing cards. The players themselves may also take turns acting as dealers.
Discard Tray – The tray contains all cards that have been played or discarded for any reason.
Down Card – A card, either face down or face up, has been discarded.
Dragon Bonus – Some casinos allow players to place additional bets. As for Dragon Bonus is considered a winning hand if the selected hand wins by at least four points.
Face cards – All cards that have portraits on them are called face cards. It includes jacks, queens and kings of any suit.
Fading – Fading is the term used for placing bets. However, it only applies to land-based Baccarat games.
Flat Bet – A player bets the same amount of money, regardless of whether the hand is a winning or losing hand.
House Edge – The advantage the casino has over the player is the margin, which is created to ensure that the casino profits regardless of the outcome of the hand.
Ladderman – One of the three dealers running the baccarat game.
La Grande – The best hand in baccarat, from Fr. The Big One. This is referred to as natural baccarat for a total of nine.
La Petite – La Petite in English means The Little One. This is natural baccarat, a total of eight.
Marker – A marker is a piece of paper that you must sign to borrow money from a casino. When a player says he wants to pay back his markers, it means he would like to pay back the amount borrowed.
Mini Baccarat – A smaller version of the full-size Baccarat table that can seat up to seven players at a time. In online Mini Baccarat, the cards are dealt face-up, but they will be dealt face down if you play in a land-based casino. What makes Mini Baccarat so popular is the accelerated play action.
Monkey – The slang used for the face card or ten.
Muck – Eight decks of cards of 52 cards each, used at the beginning of the shuffle.
Natural – When two cards in hand make either eight or nine.
Palette – A long wooden stick, used by croupiers to move cards during Baccarat games.
Player – This is one of the three available bets in baccarat. Player bets are paid 1:1, and the house advantage is just over 1%. Player bets are the opposite of banker bets. The person playing the game is called a player.
Pass – A win.
Punto – A player.
Punto Banco is one of the most common varieties of baccarat in the world. It translates as Player Banker, and it is also another name for the game of baccarat.
Push – A bet that is neither winning nor losing is called a push. The betting amount is kept until the next round.
Run – Another side betting option that allows you to bet on a series of hands.
Shills – An employee of the casino – attracts players to play baccarat.
Shoe – An automatic trading machine that eliminates the possibility of accidents associated with manual trading. It contains six or eight decks used for the game.
Shooter – Bank.
Shuffle Up – A designation for the early shuffling of cards by the Dealer.
Skill – A joke used to indicate that a player has a good turn.
Standoff – When both, the player and the bank join in a tie.
Table of Play – The rules by which participants in a game may receive a third card.
Tie – One of three possible bets. If the hand is a draw, the player and Banker return their bets. If you bet on a tie and win, you will be paid 8:1 or 9:1. However, draw bets have a 14% or more advantage.
Upcard – A card lying face up.
Video poker is a regular computer game, where instead of real players, you confront the computer. Nevertheless, the rules of the game are similar to classical poker. Also, the betting system remains the same. It is important to note that the chance of winning with the computer is much higher than with a professional poker player. Therefore, with proper skill, you can significantly increase your deposit.
Rules and Terminology
There are several variations of video poker games, but all the rules in them come down to the same principle. The main ones are:
The deal is made from a single deck of 52 cards. Or 56 if the deck contains jokers;
When you press the “deal” button, 5 cards are dealt with you;
You can also choose the cards you want to keep and press the “hold” button. The cards not selected will be discarded;
Similar to Texas poker, there are nine winning combinations in video poker;
The process of playing video poker takes place in two stages. In the first, you leave the cards with the best suit. And in the second, you make a substitution of cards with a low rank.
In doing so, it is important to collect one of the poker combinations, as the game’s main goal is to collect cards of high rank, which can counter the card combination of the opponent.
It is allowed to use video poker for free in demo mode. It is important to note that the system will not limit you in your bets, as the free version provides a virtual account. Also, all variations of video poker games allow you to win the main prize Jackpot.
Bankroll – Bankroll is the amount of money you intend to spend on this game. We do not recommend betting the entire amount of your bankroll at one time. In addition to this, try to keep any money that is not intended for gambling separate from your bankroll.
Bonus – Players are paid bonuses for getting some specific combination of cards. It also refers to Welcome and Loyalty bonuses, an additional sum of money credited by the gambling establishment to your account immediately after you register to the portal or as a reward for a regular game at a particular portal.
Payout – amount of money a player gets when he gets a winning combination.
Random Number Generator (RNG) – This program randomly chooses cards for the deal.
Deuces Wild – A form of video poker. Deuces are used as trump cards or wild cards. However, your chances of winning are much lower.
Short Pay – This machine, in contrast to a full payout, does not offer the best percentage of returns to the player.
Full Pay – This is the machine that offers the most advantageous percentage of returns. This machine is also called “9/6” because it pays out a full house of 9 pennies and a flush of 6 pennies.
House Edge. This is the percentage that the casino deducts from every dollar that is Bet. For example, suppose the casino advantage in a particular game is 5%. This means that the casino will receive 5 cents for every dollar wagered by a player.
Joker Poker – This is a type of poker in which the Joker acts as a trump card, as in “Wild Deuces.”
Payback – This concept is the exact opposite of casino advantage and refers to the percentage that a player receives from each dollar bet.
Gutshot Straight – This is a straight that can only reach drawing cards of a certain value. For example, if you are dealt an 8 9 10 4 queen, you can hit a 4 and hope to get a jack. It should be said that such a straight is unlikely, which is why we don’t recommend this strategy.
Pay Table – This is a table that shows what the payout is for players with a particular hand.
Cycle – This is the number of hands the player must play in order to win the jackpot. One jackpot cycle, on average, is approximately 40,000 hands. However, no one can give such a guarantee that a player can hit the jackpot just after 40,000 hands.
The name of a class of card games united by a common ranking of card combinations. It is the most popular card game, the goal of which is to win bets by assembling the highest possible poker combination using 4, 2, or 5 cards, or by forcing all opponents to stop participating in the game. The game is played with all or partially covered cards.
Poker is a very interesting dynamic game that combines mathematical calculation and psychology despite the simple rules.
Rules and Terminology
Texas Hold’em is the simplest and most popular form of poker today. It is essentially classic poker, where each poker player begins the game with two closed (“pocket“) cards – this is one of the basic rules of poker. This is followed by four rounds of dealing, during which the five open standard cards that form the “board” are dealt, and bets are placed.
The Dealer is determined before the cards are dealt; after each hand, the Dealer will change from right to left. The first two players to the left of the Dealer then place blinds.
After the blinds are set, the cards are dealt with the players (two cards each) that only the Dealer can see. Then the first series of bidding begins.
The player sitting after the big blind starts the bidding. He can skip his turn, fold cards, raise the Bet or call the maximum Bet on the table.
Then the right to move is passed to the next player clockwise until the big blind or all bets on the table are tied.
Then the Flop is placed on the table.
Here you can see your hand and roughly understand your opponents’ hand, as well as decide if it’s worth playing and negotiating.
The bidding is the same as the first time, with the only difference being that the bidding starts with the player who bet the small blind, and if he’s out of the game, the next player after him.
Then the fourth card-turn is placed on the table.
All actions in the bidding are repeated.
Then the fifth card-river is laid out.
Now you can see exactly what combination you have in your hand, but do not forget that the combination can be made only with 5 cards.
Bidding proceeds in the same way as in previous cases, only after all players level the stakes, the players’ cards are opened and the winner is determined.
If all players have Folded, the pot goes to the player who was the last to bet or the last one to stay in the game.
Also, remember that at any moment of the game, when it is your turn, you can go all-in and then all other players have to equal your Bet or also go all-in. If you went all-in in any auctions except the last, then in the following auctions, you do not make bets and wait for the cards to be opened.
All poker variants have such winning combinations as:
Royal Flush – the combination consists of five cards of the same suit. The cards must go in order, starting with a 10.
Straight Flush – a combination of five cards of a similar suit. The cards must go in a row. If the participants have an equal combination, then the win is awarded to the one that includes the highest cards. An Ace can act as a junior card. During the comparison, the Ace is not the high card.
Four-card combination consists of four cards of the same value. If the participants have an equal mix, the winning is awarded to the one, which includes the senior cards.
Full House – a combination of Three and Pair. If two or more participants have a Full House, the winner is appointed by Three cards. If the combinations of Three are also equal, then Pairs are compared.
Flush – the presence of five cards of the same suit, not taking into account their value. In this case, if several participants of the game hold the Flush, the winning is determined by seniority.
Straight – a player has five high cards of the same suit, going in increments, not considering their suit. If the participants have an equal combination, the winning is determined by the one which includes the senior cards. If all are equal in terms of seniority, it indicates a draw, and the pot is divided in half.
Three – the presence of three cards with the same value. In the case, if three are on 2+ hands, the winning combination will be the one that includes the high cards.
Two Pairs – the presence of two pairs of cards with the same value. If Two Pairs are found in 2+ players, the winning combination will be the one that includes the high cards.
Pair – the presence of two cards with the same value. If Pair is found on several hands, the winning combination will be the one that includes the highest cards.
Ace-King – players have not collected any of the above combinations. The winner is the one who has the highest card.
Ante – mandatory Bet, which the player must put into the pot before the game starts.
All-In – a player puts all his chips.
Bet – bet. Place a Bet. Adding more chips to the pot as the game progresses.
Bet the Pot – To Bet an amount equal to the pot.
Blind – Betting in the dark, blind Bet. Players to the left of the Dealer, who starts the action in the first Betting Round, must Blind before any first Betting Round.
Blank – A useless card, which means it has no pair and does not fit the suit.
Bluff – Betting on a weak card in anticipation of other players believing you have a better hand than he does.
Button – A dealer’s chip. A small round disc indicates the Dealer’s turn and first word in the hand.
Buy-In – The minimum amount of money required to enter a game.
Call – To equalize a bet. For example, to place a Call equal to the Last Player’s Bet.
Cash – Money, Chips.
Check – To pass, to skip a turn. A bid in a game, which allows a player to continue without placing a bid if no previous bid has been placed.
Chop – “Divide the Pot.” The return of the Blind Bets to the players if no player has entered the bidding.
Dealer – The Dealer is the one who holds the cards, gives the winnings, and oversees the game.
Flop – The three cards laid open on the table, as well as the following round of bidding.
Flush – Any five cards of the same suit.
Fold – To discard cards, to surrender.
Full House – A Full House. One of the strongest card combinations in a Hand is when a player holds three cards of one rank plus any two cards of another rank.
Hand – Hand. A player’s best combination of five cards.
High Limit – High Limit. Games with high stakes.
Hi-Lo – Games with a division of winnings.
Hold’em – A term is also known as Texas Hold’em. A type of poker in which each player receives two hole cards, and five shared cards are dealt with the table in the open. It is determined by the player’s hand strength, which is the best five-card combination of seven cards – five public and two private.
The main pot is the main pot. All other bets go into a secondary pot and are contested among the other players. This occurs when one or more player(s) bet(s) all-in.
Make – to shuffle the deck.
Maniac – An aggressive player who plays multiple hands.
Maverick – To name a Queen and Jack in a combination of the same or different suits.
Meet – To Accept a Bet.
Muck – To discard cards, to discard cards.
Minimum Buy-In – the minimum amount of money required to start a game.
Monster – A powerful hand, which almost certainly wins the pot. A Monster in a tournament is a player who starts collecting chips after placing a small bet.
No Limit – No Limit Poker. A game with no betting limits, players may bet as many chips as they wish in any round of the hand.
Out – Cards that can improve the hand and are still in play.
Open – To place your first Bet.
Open Card – An open card.
Paints – Pictures. Jack, Queen and King.
Pair – Two cards of the same rank or value.
Pass – A bid in a Hand means to refuse to fight for the pot. To skip a turn.
Pay Off – To level a player’s bid in the last round of bidding, when there is a chance that your hand is the best.
Pocket – A hole card.
Pot – The pot, the amount of stakes at stake – the money in the center of the table.
Pot Limit – A limit on how much you can bet: no more than the Bank.
Put Down – To fold down your hand.
Raise – To raise your Bet. To Raise, to increase the previous Bet.
Re-raise – to Raise Bet.
River – The last card to be dealt is the buy-in card.
Royal Flush – A Royal Flush. A high straight with an Ace (Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10) of a single suit. It is possibly the best combination in poker.
Rush – a winning streak, the player withdraws pot after pot.
Scoop – to win the entire pot.
Set – Three cards of equal value, of which two are in a closed hand, and one is on the flop.
Seven Card Stud – A type of Stud Poker in which each player has 7 cards, three of which are dealt and four of which are dealt.
Straddle – A blind bet, which is twice the average large blind Bet (also indicates a player who can raise when the bidding goes to him).
Straight – A sequence of five cards of different colours.
Straight Flush – Any five cards of the same suit.
A slot is a slot machine with a rotating drums mechanism and a scoreboard showing the winning combination of various symbols on the pay lines.
Rules and Terminology
The rules of the game in the slot machines can be mastered in a matter of minutes. The drums depict symbols, each of which has an individual coefficient of winnings. To find it out, just activate the paytable. Most often, this is done with the help of buttons Help, Paytable, etc. The main task of the player – to collect a prize combination of symbols on the active line. The number of pay lines can be adjusted before spinning the reels. As a rule, the minimum number of identical characters is 2 or 3. According to the game’s rules, in many slot machines, the user can count on the wild symbol – a picture that can replace most of the other icons in the prize combination. Most modern machines have the doubling game feature. It can be activated after each prize combination and allows you to increase the number of funds won by at least twice. The classical version of the round to double offers the player the correct colour of card suits. Among the slot machines in the casino presents slots with other prize games. They activate combinations of special bonus symbols. Betting is done by dropping chips in a particular hole. Many machines participate in the progressive jackpot system.
“Flat top slot machine is a regular type of slot machine without a progressive jackpot.
Progressive slot machine – a slot with a progressive jackpot, growing during the game with every Bet made.
Carousel – a group of online machines, set in the shape of a circle (typical for regular casinos).
“One-armed bandit” – the old name for slot machines, which they were given by players who lost all their money in a gambling frenzy.
“Fruit” slots – any slot machine that uses a fruit theme (cherries, watermelons, lemons, oranges, etc.).
Bankroll – game budget, which the user allocates to the game.
Payout line – straight or zigzag lines on which payouts occur. In virtual casinos, the number of these lines can exceed 100.
Payout table – a table of potential payouts for certain winning combinations.
Wild symbol (Wild) – these symbols are universal and can replace any other image to achieve winning combinations.
Scatter symbol (Scatter) – these symbols can appear in any position on the reels and help increase the customer’s winnings. A roll of three or more scatter symbols can activate the bonus game or additional bonuses.
Payout percentage – the amount of money paid to the player for the entire period of operation of the machine.
Bonus game – free prize round and the opportunity to significantly increase your winnings.
Loose slots – machines that offer the player a very large payout (usually located in the most crowded places).
Tight slots – slot machines, which are characterized by low payout percentage.
The gaming portal must meet the following requirements:
- has good reviews and reputation on the Internet;
- availability of a gaming portal with a valid license, information about which is available to all users;
- provides players with the conditions of the game with any capital;
- the availability of a huge database of games;
- multilingual site;
- high attendance of the game site;
- the ability to deposit and withdraw funds by users from all countries;
- quality and prompt technical support.
Any online casino must have a license. The license is necessary to conduct gambling activities on a legal basis. And also, the presence of a permit certainly affects the players’ credibility.
But in many countries, casinos are prohibited, so often gambling companies are registered in offshore countries. For example, many well-known casinos are licensed in Costa Rica, Curacao, the UK and other similar countries. Unfortunately, jurisdiction, not all countries allow you to check the fact of the license, because there is no online resource where you can make an online request. The exceptions are the UK, Gibraltar and Malta, where the document is checked on a specialized website.
Variety of games
An equally important criterion when choosing an online casino is the range of games available on the site. The more games the site provides to its users, the more interesting it becomes. Therefore, having a large number of games indirectly confirms the high attendance of the online institution.
In numbers, the minimum range of games for a good casino is at least 500 machines. In this case, the slot machine providers should be known developers such as NetEnt, Playtech, Microgaming and others.
As for the variety of games, there should also be a choice. Game offerings should not be limited to “fruit” and “three axes.” At a minimum, a casino should have:
- slot machines;
- card games, chief among which are poker and baccarat;
- sports betting.
Players must access the games in two modes: demo and real.
Bonus offers and Special promotions
Criteria for selecting online casinos will be the loyalty of the gambling establishment to the customers. At a minimum, the service must offer users the following list of bonuses:
- welcome bonus for registration;
- promotions for free moves in the slots;
- bonuses for activity in the casino;
- cash bonuses for attracting friends;
- VIP bonuses for customers with large deposits.
No matter how good the online casino service is, sooner or later, you will have to contact technical support. Therefore, it is important to write to technical support as soon as you register on the site. This way, you can assess the adequacy of managers and the time of their response.
It is desirable to have a live chat button on the website to connect you with a technical support specialist instantly. Of course, technical support through the system of tickets is also possible. But it will be a big plus if the managers of online casinos can contact the hotline.
The mobile application is also available at the casino is an important factor. However, not all casinos have developed applications. But having a browser-based version for PC and mobile versions allows you to play the casino the same way on your desktop computer, tablet and cell phone. It’s very nice to play your favourite games on your phone wherever you are. That’s why you should pay attention to this as well.
Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
Deposit and withdrawal – the most important criterion for choosing an online casino related to the casino’s financial component. Analyzing this parameter, it is essential to know the following information:
- The minimum amount of deposits and withdrawals;
- The maximum amount of deposits and withdrawals;
- The maximum time it takes to withdraw funds;
- payment systems the playground works with;
- the currency of the country in which payments are accepted.
- Before you start using online casinos – it’s essential to check the withdrawal button. Because if this is a fraudulent site, the portal administrator can not provide a button, or it will be inactive.
Not unimportant is the lack of commissions on the withdrawal of funds.
As for land-based casinos, everything is much simpler. There are directly gambling establishments where people come to play gambling games. These can be various games of preference: slots, Roulette, poker, craps, baccarat, lotteries, blackjack, various tournaments and sports betting.
Nevertheless, land-based casinos can in no way compare to online casinos, for example, in their special atmosphere. Because besides gambling the casino also offers a variety of snacks, drinks and great shows with famous performers, tournaments among players, a variety of prizes, jackpots and much more.
When considering the location of land-based casinos, players often choose either a nearby location or prefer famous and mountainous houses with a good reputation. In principle, there are not many casinos in the Netherlands; more of them, however, are online casinos. Nevertheless, in the Netherlands, too, you can have a good time, as in the U.S. or Canada in the casinos. If you are a guest, for example, in Amsterdam or the country in general, you will consider casinos along with your hotel for your convenience. Also, when choosing a casino, players pay attention to a lot of additional services and services that casinos offer: holding various promotions, chattels, holding shows, availability of restaurants and bars, stores, spas, parking, fitness centers and more.
Games and Poker Rooms
As mentioned before, any casino has sectors for card games, poker rooms, slot machines, card games, and Roulette. All this is done for the convenience and comfort of visitors. Also, it allows players to navigate the institution easily.
Some casinos have rules that provide earlier registration or booking for poker games. Also, large casinos hold poker tournaments among players.
When choosing a land-based casino, also pay attention to service and staff. After all, most players come to the casino for recreation and entertainment. Therefore, all casino staff must be as polite and attentive as possible and show a high level of skill and professionalism. The dealers in the casino must adhere to the rules of the game, Roulette or poker, for example, behave politely and with restraint. Also, the Dealer must maintain a conversation with the client, explain the rules of the game, to ensure that customers follow the casino rules. After all, you can often hear from the reviews of visitors to this or that establishment that the staff is rude, slow, disrespectful, etc.
Therefore, most of the casinos in the institutions strictly enforce that the staff comply with the rules and regulations of the institution itself.
The same goes for the service staff in restaurants, bars, hotel or parking lot, security services – all of these make up the real casino, so the establishment should remain an enjoyable experience and positive emotions.
Promotions and a variety of draws, daily, weekly and monthly jackpots, various tournaments with good winnings, conducting promotions among VIP participants in the casino – this and much more only attract visitors’ attention to land-based casinos.
Each casino has its bonus offers. Not particularly large mountain ladies raffle off a variety of sums and prizes trips to the resort, free accommodation in a hotel room at the casino, discounts on restaurants, as well as extra money to play slot machines, for example.
Large institutions with a good reputation among VIP players can raffle off expensive cars, watches, free trips to luxury resorts, airline tickets, business class, yacht trips, cruises and much more.
It is through constant raffles and promotions that the casino not only raises its rating but also increases the number of customers and visitors to its institution.
Useful Tips For Beginners
Before starting any game, it is necessary to check its rules with the Dealer. As you can see from this article, despite the general similarity, there are variations of poker, Roulette, and blackjack that you need to know and understand not to play a losing game. That’s why the basic rules of the games should be known.
It’s also worth memorizing the terminology generally used in casinos during the game.
For example, when playing blackjack, you can tap the table with your finger or scrape the table with the edge of the cards to get enough. Instead of “enough,” you can put chips on the cards (picture down). Then, for a split, add another bet and spread the cards apart.
Know when to get up and walk away
Do not play drunkenly – you will lose money Remember that you can lose all your money, so don’t win back if you lose; there is a risk of losing all your money.