Have a go at Roulette and Blackjack

We all know that poker is a game where you play against other players and sometimes, you just come up against better players which can make it very hard to win. From time to time, you may want to take a step back from poker and have a go at a few casino games where you play against the house rather than other people and two of your best options are roulette and blackjack. Both of them are very easy to understand and play, not to mention the fact that they are good fun as well.

Starting with roulette, it is described by many as the perfect game of chance and that’s because the game consists of a spinning wheel and a small ball. The wheel has 37 or 38 numbered slots (varies depending on the version of the game you’re playing) and the idea of the game is to guess where you think the ball will land. There are several different bets that you can make to accommodate your predictions/guesses, some bets cover a large portion of the wheel, others don’t. They all have different payouts as well so it’s a very interesting game.

Talking about all of the different bets, odds, payouts, strategies and so on would take a long time, so you may want to take a look at a site that is all about the game such as Online Roulette which has a lot of detailed and easy to read information on the subject. If however you prefer a game with cards involved, you may be better suited to blackjack.

The aim is simple, you play against a dealer and you need to get card totals as close to 21 as you can without going over which results in a loss. The game starts by the two of you being given two cards each although you can only see one of the dealer’s cards. Then you need to decide whether you want another card (hit) or if you’re happy with your current card total (stand). You also have other options to consider such as splitting pairs, doubling down and surrendering.

The best way to play blackjack is with what’s known as “basic strategy” and this is a simple card which tells you what you should do on each different hand that both you and the dealer can have. By following these cards, the house edge is cut down to less than 1% making blackjack one of most favourable casino games.

As with roulette, there are many different odds to take into consideration with blackjack and you would definitely be best off learning about basic strategy before you start playing for real money, whether it’s online or offline. You can read about strategy and play a strategy trainer game at any good Blackjack informational site.

Either of these games makes a nice change from poker regardless of whether you’re an online or offline gamer. As with most games, the more you play them, the better at them you will become although you should keep in mind that as with all games where you play against the house, they have a small advantage over you. Poker is the only game where the house edge is taken out of the equation but it also requires a lot of skill to master as you probably already know.

March 19, 2012 |

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