Card games have now become part and parcel of all casinos. There are a variety of games being played, some of which are given below:
Cribbage is played with a standard deck and an equipment called the 'Cribbage Board', used for scoring. Though more players can play, Cribbage's typically played as a 2-player game. Each of the players are given 6 cards, of which they have to put 2 cards into a pile called the 'crib'. A card is drawn from the 'draw' pile and turned face - up: this card is considered as part of everyone's hand and the crib. The players score by hitting certain totals, or for forming a set or sequence. This is done until everyone's cards have finished. The players then see the possible points combinations in their hands, and score on the board. The dealer scores the cribs, and the game is played again, till a player scores 121 points or more!
2. Draw Poker
Draw Poker is the most basic form of poker, and it is from this that other poker variants are derived. The game uses a standard 52-card deck. The assigned dealer shuffles the cards. Each player has to pay an 'ante', which is a fee given for the right to play in that round. This money and all subsequent monies from bets are put in the centre of the table, or the 'pot'. Once this is over, the dealer deals 5 cards, one-by-one, to each player starting from his left, till everyone has 5 cards.
The player to the dealer's left has to start by indicating if he wants to bet, check (pass without a bet), or fold (discarding your hand and exiting from the game). The actual betting starts when someone 'bets'. Then, the players can 'call' (match the bet, by putting the same amount in the pot), 'raise' (put a higher bet) or 'fold'. Once the dealer makes his call, the game starts. Players can discard any cards they have, face-down, and the dealer will give them fresh cards.
Another round of betting takes place, like the first round. Everyone opens their hands, and the person with the highest value cards wins the pot!
3. Casino War
This is a fairly easy-to-understand game. The cards are ranked according to the poker values, with Ace taking top honours. The player and the dealer get a card each. If the player's card is of a higher value, he wins all the money, if not, he loses. If the cards are of the same value, the player can elect to 'surrender' (he'll lose half his bet) or go to 'War'.
In 'war', 3 cards from the pile are disposed, and the next 2 cards are distributed between the dealer and the player. The player has to place an additional bet equal to the original bet. If the player wins or ties, he gets all the money. If he loses the round, he loses all his money!