If you have not visited a casino yet, you’re most likely to imagine one with a lot of slot machines and nothing else. There’s no doubt that the game of slot is highly attractive not only to a layman but even to so many celebs like the Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson; but there are many other games in casinos that are equally appealing and worth playing. For example, there are so many types of poker. So, would you like to know about them? Here they are.
Let me mention here that Pamela Anderson is an avid fan of poker too. Poker can also be played with a marked deck of cards. But it’s advisable to use it only after you get enough proficiency.
Caribbean Stud Poker
Caribbean stud poker is an extremely popular casino game that is often characterized by a side progressive jackpot wager. Players have to begin by placing an ante bet and an optional progressive side wager if they wish. The dealer as well as the player each receives five cards with only one of the dealer’s turned face up.
Then the player can either raise or fold. A raise is double the amount of the original ante. The dealer qualifies with a hand of ace king or higher. If the dealer doesn’t qualify, all the ante wagers are paid even money and all raises are pushed.
When the player has a better hand and the dealer qualifies, the raise as well as ante wagers win for the player. The ante wager pays 1 to 1 and the raise bet is paid from a chart.
Pai Gow Poker
Pai gow poker works by the player and dealer each receiving seven cards. These cards are split into a five card poker hand and a two card hand. The 5-card hand should be higher than the 2-card hand.
If the player wants to win, their five-card hand should be better than the 5-card hand of the dealer and their 2-card hand needs to be better than that of the dealer. When the player wins, the casino gets a commission, typically 5%.
Player loses their bet if both of the dealer’s hands are better than those of the player. When the dealer has one better hand and the player has the other hand better, the outcome of the majority of hands is a push.
3 Card Poker
Also known as tri card poker, 3 card poker is a game in which the player plays a three card poker hand against the three card hand of the dealer. The dealer needs to qualify with a queen high or better so as to pay off on the raise bet. To begin with, you place a wager on the ante circle. You may even place an optional bet on the pair+ circle. After receiving your three cards, you either raise by placing a wager of the same size as that of your ante bet in the raise circle or you fold, which surrenders your ante wager.
If you choose to raise and the dealer doesn’t qualify you receive even money on your ante wager, whereas the raise bet is a push. If you raise and the dealer qualifies and you get a better hand than the dealer, your raise bet as well as ante wager receive even money. Certain hands even get bonuses on your ante wager.
A player can win a game of poker with a marked deck of cards. But for that the player should be much advanced and ready to cheat.
4 Card Poker
4 card poker is much similar to 3 card poker except the fact that the dealer always qualifies. You receive six cards with five down and one face up, and the dealer receives 5 cards. Each makes her or his best four card poker hand.
The player antes to begin playing and should place another bet of one to three times the ante to stay in the hand after receiving her or his cards. Certain hands get bonuses and side bets are also available.
Hopefully you’re now planning to start your casino session with a game of poker. All the best!