When you think of gambling and casinos, most likely the image that immediately comes to your mind is that of card games. Card games have for a long time been the iconic symbol associated with casinos and it comes as no surprise that they are also in online casinos. Some of the most popular Online Card Games are adaptations from their table top counter parts. I’ll be taking a look at some of the most popular online card games.
Blackjack also known as 21 is the most popular of all casino card game be it online or offline. As the name suggests, the goal of this game is to get cards with values as close to 21 as possible without going over. You play against the dealer as opposed to playing against another player.
You place your bet before you receive your card and the one whose cards add up to or are closest to 21 wins. If the value of your cards is over 21 then you lose and if the dealer goes over 21 you win. That said it is important to know what values the cards hold. Cards from 2 through 10 have the same value as their face value. The face cards have a value of 10 while the aces can be either 1 or11.
Blackjack has rules and vocabulary and understanding them is key learning to be a good blackjack player.
Another popular online casino card game is video poker. It made its appearance into the gambling scene in the 70s and has maintained its popularity to date. It is a merging of two great casino icons. It is the place where the slot meets poker and the result is a very interesting and fun card game. Though through the years there have been many variations to the game most online casinos still offer this masterpiece for your enjoyment. Like the original, video poker still require some level of skills. You need to be able to decide which cards to play. The game is played using 52 cards and the goal of the game is to create the best hand using the cards that you’ve been dealt. It is up to the player to decide what cards you should keep and what cards you should discard. Video poker offers opportunities for very significant payouts since the game is based purely on skill rather than luck your winnings depends on how good you are.
This popular card game has its roots steeped in wealth and opulence. Originating from Italy Baccarat also meaning zero is an elegant game that has made its way to the online platform and is offered by all major online casinos. When playing Baccarat you use the standard 52 card deck and the game is played versus the banker and not another player. The players place their bets on the outcome of the game. The player (Punto) and the banker (Banco) both aim to get cards with values as close to nine as possible as per the cards they have. All face cards have a zero value, the aces are worth one and the rest of the cards retain their face value. If you get cards with values above ten i.e. seventeen, this is counted as seven.
Baccarat unlike poker requires no skills to play and the player mostly banks on their luck. It also does not have a time limit.
As we have seen, the most popular online card games are drawn from popular casino card games but contrary to their predecessors the online counterparts are more accessible to a wider range of players.