Casino Card Games

Casinos are well known for their card games. As the name suggests, these are gambling activities that involve the use of card decks. Chance often plays a role. However, players will need to employ a certain level of tactical thinking as well.


Poker is one of the most widely played casino games. It is enjoyed by gamblers throughout the world. Bets are made using plastic or ceramic discs which are referred to as chips. These tend to be swapped for money after the game.

There are numerous varieties of poker. In a standard draw poker game five cards are given to each player by the dealer. Up to three of them are then discarded. The aim of the game is to achieve the best combination, including the player’s own hand and the cards that have been placed in the middle of the table.

Understanding the best combinations and their values is essential to winning a game of poker. Bluffing is also a common element. This involves placing strategic bets through the art of deception. Overall to win poker players need to be lucky, strategically minded and know how to conceal their intentions from others.


Blackjack is another card game that is practised in casinos globally. In contrast to poker, it is popular due to its fairly simple rules. The aim of the game is to get as close to the number 21 without going over.

Blackjack is typically played between one player and the dealer. A card is dealt and the player must choose to have an additional card placed (“hit”) or “stick” with the current cards they have.

The dealer then does the same. Whoever’s cards are closest to 21 wins. If a person’s combination of cards add up to more than 21 then they have “bust” and lose.