Casino Games

Cards, Slots & Dices

Las Vegas is best known for gambling. Countless different games are offered in the casinos and around the Strip.
The Las Vegas Pilot presents the most popular casino games, explaining the rules and important contexts for the perfect gaming experience.

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Roulette

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Roulette

At large tables, usually covered with green felt, the ball and the roulette wheel decide on the win or loss at random.
Roulette bets on individual numbers or their characteristics such as red or black, even or odd.
The guest places the bet on one or more of the 36 number fields, on a carree, on the zeros or also on the colours red or black.
The dealer throws the white ball into the rotating carousel and the number field of the wheel in which the ball ends up, is the winning number.

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Black Jack

Black Jack is the major table game in U.S. casinos.
At tables you play directly against the dealer who represents the bank.
The basic idea of the game is to get close 21 points, or reaching it, with 2 or more cards than the dealer without exceeding the number 21.
There are different variants and payout models, which are always advertised at the respective blackjack table.
The best hand is the so-called blackjack, consisting of an ace and a picture card like the king, or an ace and a 10.

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Poker

Beside many kind of poker, Texas Hold'em Poker, the most popular game is played in casinos in Las Vegas.
Each player receives 2 cards, which he holds down and is only allowed to see for himself.
During the game 5 public cards are presented in the middle of the table, which each player uses in addition to his two private cards to create his optimal hand.
The game is played with casino chips, which are placed in the middle of the table, in the Jackpot.
The goal of the poker game is to have the best poker hand, the highest hand of the table, so that you move all opponents to give up their hand and exceed their values.

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Baccarat

Baccarat, a card game that is very popular with Asian guests, VIPs and high rollers with 1.15% house advantage.
The game is played against the bank, which, like at blackjack, is represented by the dealer.
The basic idea of the game is to score with 2 or 3 cards in total to score nine points or to get closer to nine points than the dealer.
Two cards are dealt to each player from a shoe containing 312 cards (6 decks).
Their value for this game is the last digit: 9+6=5 and 3+2=5. This would be trivial and not much of a game but some complex rules are added to see whether either hand gets a third card and thus a different total. -An ace counts 1 point
-2 to 9 count their numerical value
-10 and pictures count zero points
-If the total sum of the cards is 10 points or more, only the one digit counts
e.g. 5+6=11 returns 1 point, 6+4=10 give zero points.

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Craps

The lively dice game is characterized above all by loud cheering and party atmosphere.
If you see a large table around which guests standing, clapping and shouting loudly, then it is almost always a craps table.
Craps is the most popular U.S. casino game and due to the good atmosphere at the tables, the perfect match for an exuberant party night.
Clockwise, the next shooter that starts the game and throws two red dice from one end to the other end of the table.
Previously, the players at the table bet their bets on individual numbers and above all on whether the first roll will be a 7 or not.
If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 at first, he immediately won. With a 2,3 or 12, he loses.
They total 4,5,6,8,9 or 10 are set as Point after the first throw. The shooter's goal is to throw that set point again before throwing a 7. By throwing a 7, the game is done and the bet is lost. In addition to the normal bets, there are a variety of other bets on the table.
The game looks more complicated than it is. The Las Vegas pilot recommends asking the very nice and helpful croupiers at the table for a short explanation.

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Slot Machines

The one-armed bandits have largely given way and video slot machines can be found all over Las Vegas.
Starting at the airport to the smallest corners of the casinos, the player is greeted by the flashing towers and lured to a small game.
Whether James Bond, Batman, Sex and the City, Hangover, Game of Thrones, Ellen Degeneres or The Big Bang Theory, almost every known TV Show or movie has its own themed slot, including bonus games accompanied by impressive video sequences from the respective format.
Entertainment is in the foreground. However, the more colorful and elaborate the slots, the higher the house advantage for the casino.
But some of the traditional one-armed bandits can still be found in every casino, for players who prefer it a little more original and less colourful.
Playing at the Slot Machines is incredibly fun, especially if you're being asked to follow Frodo to Mordor during a Bonus Game as a The Lord Rings fan, or when Mr. Big throws diamonds during a Sex and the City Free Spin Features.
By the way, cash no longer comes from these slots.
If you win, you will receive a Voucher which will include a bar code and the total value. You can exchange it at an ATM or at the Cashier on the casino floor.
Many slots also offer the possibility to win a high Jackpot. The biggest jackpot is paid at Mega Bucks. This is always well over 10 million U.S. Dollars.

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