Quick Tips for the Most Popular Online Casino Table Games

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BetMGM Sep 22, 2020, 4:22 AM
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Online casino table games are a fun way to test your strategic skills, and can open you up to a whole new world of gaming. Many of these games have been played for years. Some, such as poker, have evolved considerably over the last while, and continue to adapt as the game is played online by more and more people.

A few tips and tricks for the most popular games

To give you insight into what is being played online today, this article will explore 5 of the most popular online casino table games available today, including craps, roulette, baccarat, blackjack and poker. As well as giving an explanation of each of these games, we will also provide some quick tips to get you started if you are a beginner.

1. Craps

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Craps is an exciting way to play casino games online, as there are many opportunities to bet and win, even when it is not your turn to roll the dice. Simply put, craps is about making certain bets on various sections on the table, according to whether you think you, or any of the other players, are going to roll one of a certain group of numbers.

The most common bet in craps is the Pass Line. If you are the shooter (the one rolling the dice), you will win the bet if you roll a 7 or an 11. However, if you shoot a 2, 3 or 12, you will lose. The latter collection of numbers are known as “craps”, which gives the game its name. If you roll any other number, this number becomes the “point”, and you will continue to roll until you get that number again, unless you roll a 7 (which means you lose).

This is one of many different bets that you can make while playing craps. Understanding when and how to bet is just about the odds involved in the game, and getting to grips with all the rules. However, once you understand the basics, it’s a very easy game to play, especially online, where you can place bets with a simple click.

Just be sure not to mention the number 7 when chatting to other players, as this is considered very unlucky!

2. Roulette

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Roulette is probably one of the most iconic casino games, and, unlike other table games, doesn’t involve much strategy as it’s purely based on luck. Saying that, knowing how to bet is an important part of playing roulette, as certain bets are more likely to pay out, based on statistical research. 

There are also two different kinds of roulette. European roulette has only one green zero on the wheel, whereas American roulette has both a green zero and a double green spot. The dealer drops the ball and spins the wheel and all you can do is use your knowledge of the game to help you bet on the right numbers, which are arranged in a grid next to the wheel.

When playing this game online, you’ll be able to learn more about how to place inside and outside bets on black and red numbers. Note that you can place bets on odd or even numbers, single numbers or even a combination of numbers, which all adds to the excitement and fun of the game.

3. Baccarat

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Baccarat, which is pronounced with a silent “t”, is another popular casino game that is more about knowing how to place your bets than strategy. This is because, as with craps and roulette, the outcome is purely up to chance.

With baccarat, you can place bets on the banker, your hand, or make a tie bet (which is very risky). After that, all you need to do is keep an eye on the cards to see if you win, which involves getting as close as possible to the number 9. Since you are only dealing with single numbers, this game isn’t too complex.

What’s important to note with baccarat is that betting on the banker means a commission is taken off your winnings. This is because the odds of this bet winning are higher because of the “house edge”, which is an important part of all casino games.

4. Blackjack

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Blackjack involves a much larger degree of strategy than craps, roulette or baccarat. It also has the lowest house edge, which means that your odds of winning are slightly higher.

There are many different blackjack terms that you need to know and understand in order to play well and win. In the beginning, however, all you need to know is that your goal is to beat the dealer. You do that by getting a hand as close to 21 as possible, and if your hand is a higher value than the dealer, and equal to or less than 21, you win!

One important thing to make sure of is that there is a 3:2 payout ratio for bets, as any other ratio is likely to make you lose money quickly. In this game, there are also certain basic strategic moves that you should make, based on research into the statistical odds of winning from certain hands.

For example, it is recommended that you always “double down” when you get an 11, which means that you double your bet. Increasing your bet is easy when playing at an online casino, because with the user-friendly interface, it is easy to see where to click to change your bets.

5. Poker

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Poker is probably the most popular casino table game in the world, and it has certainly gained cult status thanks to how often you see people playing it in movies.

What people might not know is that there are actually several different kinds of poker, based on the number of cards you are dealt. Various poker styles also involve having both face up and face down cards, which influences how the game is played — so be sure to understand which variation you are playing and read up on the rules beforehand.

The style that most people are familiar with is known as Texas Hold’Em, or just Hold’em, and involves cards that are held in the player’s hands and “community cards” on the table, which all contribute to your own hand. For this reason, Hold’Em can become more of a game of confidence and bluffing, as no one reveals what they’ve been holding until the very end.

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No matter what online casino games you play, it always takes practice before you can become better at making bets and strategic decisions. As we’ve mentioned, it’s also important to understand the stakes involved in the game, as these types of games differ from simple jackpot slots casino games.
If you’d like to try your hand, so to speak, on a variety of casino table games, why not sign up at BetMGM to see which one you like best?

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