Before you pay a casino a visit, whether it’s an online platform or a brick and mortar establishment, it’s important that you at least have a rough idea about the games they offer. Most importantly, especially if you are visiting to play table games, you need to know which games offer the best odds possible.
On this page, we are going to take you through all you need to know about top table games. We will cover:
·All of the table games that you can play at online casinos.
·Look at the various subcategories of these games.
·Compare them in terms of the odds they offer.
·Look at why you should play table games instead of slot games.
Popular Table Games at Online Casinos
In order to whet your appetite, here’s a list of some of the popular table games that you’ll come across at casinos online. At Cherry Casino, we offer a number of these games and we welcome you to try them for free.
Blackjack is considered to be one of the classic table games – one that many European players consider as the ultimate challenge at the casinos. Blackjack extends beyond your instinct and mere luck. It is a game of strategy - one that requires patience and bravery. And while the majority of casino table guides say that your main objective is to build a hand that’s as close to 21 as possible, we tend to believe your main objective is to stay one step ahead of the dealer.
But why is this casino table game referred to as blackjack? Why not call it any other name? Simply because when the game was being founded, there were several versions of this game that offered a prize when aplayer got the black Jack card i.e. a jack of spades or a jack of clubs. The prize element vanished with time, but the name stuck. To date, you are still awarded when you get a blackjack – a hand that adds up to 21 – if you can make it with the first two cards only.
How Do You Win In Blackjack?
Unlike other table games such as poker, where you’ll usually be playing against other players, in blackjack, you’ll be playing against the dealer – who represents the house. You can beat the dealer through any of the following ways:
·When the first two cards dealt to you have a total score of 21 and hoping that the dealer’s hand doesn’t have the same cards.
·When your hand value is higher than that of the dealer but lower than 21. However, if you have a hand value higher than 21, you lose even if the dealer’s hand is more than 21.
·When you force the dealer to draw more cards and in the process, she busts (exceeds the 21 mark).
As you play blackjack, scoring is usually done by the straightforward addition of the card values. Cards 1-9 retain their face value while King, Queen, and Jack are valued at 10. As for the Ace, its value is determined by what is most advantageous to your hand - it can be worth one or 11.
What Are The Odds in Blackjack
If you are willing to go the extra mile and put in a little work, blackjack is the casino table game with the best odds. We are talking about 0.5% house edge, depending on the variant that you choose to play and the strategy you use. This means that for every euro you spend, you will lose only half a cent on average. However, in order to benefit from these favourable odds, you need to know what you are doing. We are talking about the game rules as well as a few basic strategies to get you going.
Popular Blackjack Variations at Cherry Casino
There are several types of blackjack variants at online casinos. Below is a brief list of some of the most played games:
·Blackjack Double Xposure
Please note: We do not offer video poker at Cherry Casino. The information here is for educational purposes only.
It might not be as popular as blackjack or roulette, but video poker is one of the most played table games at the casinos. This is largely because of its simple rules, a slim house edge and the potential of awarding you big wins.
The elusive big wins can be seen when one lucky player managed to turn an ordinary €5 bet into a hefty €1.3 million payout while playing video poker game. This version had the rather innovative ‘double down’ feature. Once this player won with a pair of queens, he successfully managed to double down an astonishing sixteen (16) times on his way to landing the large payout.
Playing a Video Poker Game
The rules of playing video poker are relatively easy to follow. If you’ve played Yahtzee, you’ll realize that they both share so many similarities, but with extra variety. When you start playing video poker, the first step is to choose the bet amount.
The next step is to be dealt your first hand. This is usually involves being dealt cards randomly from a deck that constitutes 52 cards. Since this is a computer-based game, it uses the random number generator software. This not only ensures that the deck is shuffled fairly, but that the cards are dealt fairly.
Once you’ve been dealt the cards, you are expected to make a choice. One that involves deciding which cards to keep and which cards to discard. You can choose to keep or discard as many cards as you wish.
As you keep or discard your cards, you need to remember your main objective is to create the best possible poker hand.
Once you are satisfied with your hand, the cards are revealed and the bets paid out. Depending on the paytable, the casino will payout according to the cards you have in hand. However, if you have a sufficiently bad hand, the casino won’t pay you any cash.
What Are The Odds in Video Poker?
The most common house edge in video poker is usually around 0.46%. We must comment that this is a relatively favourable figure as compared to other casino table games.
Popular Video Poker Variants Online
While video poker might not have the history of other table games, it definitely offers the excitement and thrills. Keep these facts in mind as you play popular video poker games such as:
Roulette has a significant advantage in that it’s not only incredibly easy to play, but the payouts tend to be very good, too. This should be among your preferred stops when you are searching for a game that offers better payout odds in an online casino.
The principle while playing roulette is simple and straightforward. You are required to pick a number or group of numbers where the roulette ball will land on. Once the croupier has done spinning the wheel (in live roulette) or once the wheel has stopped spinning (in the software-based version) and the ball lands on your selection, you are a winner. If you confine your bets to red or black, then you have a roulette table odds of 50/50 to winning it. Other roulette table odds have been included below.
American Roulette Table Odds
European Roulette Table Odds
2 Number Combination
3 Number Combination
4 Number Combination
5 Number Combination
6 Number Combination
It’s evident that the European roulette table odds are slightly better than those of the American roulette table odds. Why is that so? The American roulette table usually features an extra 00 in addition to the single 0. This extra 00 increases the house edge, making it almost twice that of the European roulette table game.
In order to ensure that the roulette table odds remain accurate as shown while playing the live version of the game, it’s important that you ensure that the wheel is not biased. And if it’s the software-based version of the game, it’s crucial that you only visit licensed online casino sites such as Cherry Casino, which are licensed, ensure that their software-based games are fitted with a fully functional Random Number Generator. This ensures that the games’ results are totally random and fair.
In Roulette, It’s All About Luck
Now, this might sound very disappointing to some of our readers, but winning in roulette boils down to luck. This is how it works, and there’s no other way; unless of course, you have somehow had enough luck to come across an old, worn-out roulette wheel.
We are all well aware of one single roulette betting system that seems to work more often: it’s referred to as ‘common sense!’ And the best way for you to increase your winning chances in this game (or at least minimize the chances of losing too much) is making even money bets. With these bets, you have more winning opportunities. You can also opt to go for the straight bet too, but this is highly recommended when you are not only feeling lucky but when you are feeling extremely lucky.
Popular Roulette Games Online
Please note: We do not offer craps at Cherry Casino. We do offer another interesting dice game called Lightning Dice, though. You can play it in the live casino.
This popular dice game offers similar odds to the even-money roulette table odds. Even though the craps gameplay can seem a little intimidating for the new player with so many boxes appearing on the craps table, it’s not a particularly sophisticated game to play. In fact, it offers its players with the best chances of winning and decent payouts, as all you are expected of is to wager on a straightforward dice roll.
If you are looking for the best odds on the craps table, then you should wager on the ‘DON’T Pass’ line. This is the opposite of the PASS LINE bet and the craps table odds on this are a measly 1.36%. However, you need to remember that most of the players seated at the craps table are probably going for the PASS LINE bet. Therefore, if you choose to go for the DON’T PASS line and you land it…every other player loses.
Please note, we do not offer sic bo at Cherry Casino. The following information is for educational purposes only.
Are you a big fan of playing blackjack or craps? Then how about you start learning how to play sic bo? This is a game that’s as fast paced as it rewarding – giving you big winning opportunities. Sic bo is an ancient game of chance that traces its origin in China. Because of its easy to follow rules and gameplay, it has remained to be one of the most popular table games at both the land-based and online casinos, especially in the Chinese casino industry. However, it’s popularity is quick spreading to the European casinos, where hundreds of thousands of players are trying it.
When translated into English, the term “sic bo” means a precious dice. This means that you’ll be using dice to play the game and like craps, you are expected to bet on the outcome of the roll of the dice. The majority of the players who choose to play sic bo go for either the big or small bet. These two bets offer a win probability of about 48.61% while keeping the house edge to a low of 2.78%. Should you land your bet, your bet will be paid out at odds of 1:1.
How can you improve your chances of winning at sic bo?
Like the other table games already discussed, sic bo is a game that relies 100% on chance. There’s no guaranteed strategy that will assure you of wins. Furthermore, while playing the software-based games, the results are determined by the Random Number Generator. The randomization of the RNG software cannot be controlled. And while the game offers multiple types of bets, you are better off winning with the big and small bets as they have the lowest house edge.
Sometimes referred to as Punto Banco, the game of baccarat owes its worldwide prominence among players due to its simple gameplay. In fact, the most extreme effort that you need to apply as you play baccarat is to place a bet and build a hand value that as close as possible to 9 points using 2 or 3 cards only.
Baccarat is loved mostly by the experienced and high rollers at the casinos as it’s an extremely lucrative game. The house edge is only 1.06%, making it more advantageous than the majority of the other table games.
At Cherry Casino, we offer several variations of baccarat including:
·Live Dealer Baccarat
Please note: We don’t offer poker tournaments at Cherry Casino. However, we do offer head-to-head poker games in the live casino.
Originally invented as a placid recreational card game, poker has quickly grown to become a big-money game that has attracted hundreds of thousands of professional players. A game that has strong American roots, poker quickly spread across the United States and to other parts of the world thanks to the frontier gamblers. They were a group of players who worked in the new mining towns and Mississippi riverboats. Wherever they went, they introduced the game of poker to the natives.
Basically a simple table game, it normally involves dealing cards to players. They’ll then proceed to keep these cards hidden and used the shared cards (community cards) revealed on the table to form a strong hand than that of the other players.
Betting in poker essentially involves making a ‘blind’. This is a forced bet that usually gets the game going. The game also has a reputation where other players ‘fold’simply because another player on the poker table ‘bluffed’ that he/she has a stronger hand than is actually the case. When bluffing is skillfully done by a pro or experienced player, it can wrong-foot or exert psychological pressure on the opponents.
Like other table games, poker features its own unique vocabulary. For instance, you can choose to ‘fold’, which means that you’ve opted to drop out of the game. And since the game is closely associated with the Old West, there are plenty of other colourful expressions used. When playing, tread carefully so that you don’t have a hand with black eights and a two pair of blackjack aces. This hand is commonly referred to as the ‘Dead Man’s Hand’. It’s referred to this because it’s believed that Wild Bill Hickok had a hand with these cards when he was shot dead back in 1876.
Table Games Vs Slot Machines
The main difference between table games and slot machines is that while table games might have some variants that remain pretty much the same over the years, slot machines tend to change with the current trends. Each slot machine comes with a different theme, graphics and gameplay as well as other in-game features. These makes video slots ideal for players looking for something fresh.
However, if you are looking to win more while playing casino games, then it’s the table games that you should be looking forward to playing. The majority of the games come with a higher RTP, though there are several slots that measure up and compete favourably.
If you are looking for a game that has mind-blowing prize(s) attached to it, then you should be thinking of playing the progressive slots. While the jackpot is somewhat elusive and difficult to land, it is usually worth the wait.
What Table Game Should You Play?
This is entirely up to you. The Cherry Casino lobby features a number of casino table games based on the four main casino classics: blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and poker. You’ll come across popular variants of the traditional games, which are also offered at the land-based casinos. These include:
·Baccarat: You can play the original baccarat game, alongside a few other games.
·Roulette: We also have the original version of roulette, alongside a few other games.
·Blackjack: Play several versions of blackjack game, alongside a few other games.
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It’s the deal. The roll of the dice. The deal or spinning of the roulette wheel. You cannot experience the kind of rush that usually comes with playing these table games at a real, live table game. And at Cherry Casino, we are 100% aware of this. This is why, in addition to offering software-based games, we’ve also included several live based casino games. From blackjack and roulette to baccarat, you can play the casino games just as you would at a land-based casino. Only this time, the games are brought straight to you – through Hollywood-like cameras, streamed straight from dedicated games studios.
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