How to Play
The dealer begins the game. The object of Blackjack is to beat the dealer. This is accomplished two ways:
1. Having a higher total than the dealer without exceeding 21;
2. Having a total of 21 or less when the dealer's total exceeds 21.
The King, Queen and Jack count as 10; the other cards count as their face value except the Ace which counts as 1 or 11 (you decide).
TIP: The easiest way to add an ace is count it as a 1, and then if you want, add 10 to it.
An Ace with any 10, Jack, Queen, or King is a "Blackjack". Turn this hand over immediately and the dealer will pay you one-and-a-half times your wager or 6 to 5 depending on what type game you are playing unless the dealer also has a "Blackjack". In that case it is a "push" and nobody wins or loses.
Shoe Games: Both player's cards are dealt face up. The dealer's first card faces up, the second faces down.
When the dealer has an Ace up, you have the option of taking "insurance" against the dealer having "Blackjack".
If you don't have a "Blackjack" you may ask the dealer to "hit" you; meaning, you get another card. You may draw as many cards as you like (one at a time), but if you go over 21, you bust! If you do not want to "hit", you may "stand" by using your hand motion for another card, or wave off the dealer if you are standing.
After all players are satisfied with their hands, or have gone "broke", the dealer turns the down card face up and stands or draws more cards as is necessary. The dealer must draw on hands totaling 16 or less and any soft 17.
There are four types of Poker played: Texas Hold 'Em, Three Card and Omaha.
Any poker dealer or manage will be most happy to answer any question you might have. Please ask.
Ranking of Hands: At the showdown, a poker hand consists of the best five cards ranked from highest to lowest (as well as most rare to likeliest), according to the following list.
1. Straight Flush - Five cards of same suit in sequence.
An Ace-high straight flush is called a "Royal Flush".
2. Four of a Kind - Four cards of the same rank.
3. Full House - Three cards of same rank and two cards of same rank.
4. Flush - Five cards of same suit.
5. Straight - Five cards in sequence.
6. Three of a Kind - Three cards of the same rank.
7. Two Pair - Two cards of same rank and two other cards of same rank.
8. One Pair - Two cards of same rank.
9. High Card - The highest ranking card in the hand.
Perhaps the most glamorous of all casino games Roulette was invented somewhere in France, and made famous in Monte Carlo. It combines excitement with simplicity making it a game anyone can enjoy. Players all over the world have dreamt of "breaking the bank".
The Roulette Wheel has 36 numbers from 1 to 36, plus a "0" and "00". The numbers are alternately colored red and black, with the "0" and "00" green.
Play begins when the players have placed their bets by putting their chips on the numbered layout.
The dealer then spins the small white ball in the opposite direction of the spinning wheel. Bets may be placed until the ball is about ready to leave the track and the dealer signals "no more bets". The ball falls into a slot, the dealer calls out the winning number and bets are paid accordingly.
Odds range from 35-1 to even money. Red and black, odd or even, 1-18 box and 19-36 box all pay even money. Rows of 12 numbers pay 2 to 1. Any single number pays 35 to 1. For split bets payout is 17 to 1, any group of five pays 6 to 1. Any group of four pays 8 to 1. Any group of three pays 11 to 1. One of two numbers pays 17 to 1.