Five-card Draw

Five-card Draw  A five-card draw is one of the simplest poker variants played at casinos or at home. The game is the basis for all the other variants. This is the reason that many new players start by learning this variant. Five-card draw is not as famous as Texas Hold’em or Seven-card Stud but has a following of its own. It is still available in several casinos. Online platforms take a special interest in Five-card draw. Although, it is not often seen in tournaments. It remains the best game for new players.

Being the basic variant does not mean that it lacks in intrigue or entertainment. The game requires much luck and skill can take you a long way. Let us see some basic gameplay rules and discuss how you can get better at the 5-card draw and take the pot home every time.

How to play 5-Card draw

The gameplay of the 5-card draw is very easy to understand. For in-home games, the game starts with an ante. But, the casinos do not have a staple rule about the ante. The game beings when each player is handed five cards. All of these cards are hole cards and are not known by the other players. The rest of the deck is set aside. This is followed by a round of betting.

After this, each player is asked if he wished to change any of his cards. He tells the dealer the specific number of cards he wishes to change and they are collected by the dealer. After this, the dealer gives the players more cards from the deck so that each player has five cards with him. These cards are also concealed from other players.

Another round of betting ensues after the draw. The betting round is followed by the showdown. The player with the best hand takes the pot home.

This simplistic gameplay is ideal for someone who is new to poker and wishes to master the skill. The game is also dependent on luck, which tells the player that being the best player won’t always mean being the winner.

How to beat the other players on 5-card dead every time

It is clear from the gameplay that a 5-card draw is a combination of luck and skill. Here’s how you can polish your skill as a poker player.

  • Since there is only one drawn in the game, the chances of your opponent’s hand getting stronger are lower than in other games. The same applies to you, too. Therefore, the first hand you get is very important and you have to make the draw very wisely.

  • Most players draw hoping for a miracle card which makes their hand the strongest. Instead of acting like that, you should make pairs from the five cards you have.

  • Choose your position on the table carefully. It is better to be the last who has to make the move. You get to observe the other players.

Video Poker

Video Poker  Video poker is a casino game that is similar to five-card poker. Some players do not want to play on the slot machine since it has a very little strategy to it. But, they don’t want themselves on a table either, since they are not ready to compete against experts. This game combines the anonymity of a slot machine and the skill of a table game. It is designed to look like a slot machine and works in pretty much the same way. It is an awesome experience for someone who does not feel ready to be sitting at a table with experienced players.

Let us see how video poker works and its basic rules. And while we are on the subject, we will slip you some tips on how to better your odds of scoring a jackpot on one of these machines. Keep going!

How to play Video Poker

Let us learn a little about video poker first, as it will help you understand the concept completely. The Video Poker game came out in the 70s and gained popularity in the 80s. The game was invented when we had enough technology to put a monitor with a central processing unit. The 80s removed any hesitation that people had with slot machines and made the game popular.

To start the game, you simply put money or credit marks into the game. Instead of giving out a snack, the game gives you five cards. The rules are similar to 5-card draw poker. You raise a bet and if you want, you can change the cards that you are given. You can even change all the cards that you have, which is not the case in a physical game of 5-card draw.

Once you have your cards, you wait for the announcement of the winning combination. You win the jackpot if you have the hand matching the combination. You are also rewarded for the rarity of your hand. You also get money based on your; if it is flush, full house, or five consecutive numbers.

How to Win at Video Poker

Now that you know the rules and are ready to go find a Video Poker machine, make sure you have these tips in your arsenal. These will help increase your chances of winning a jackpot.

  • To win a jackpot, you have to play for a jackpot. This means that you should go for the five-coin bet. While some of you might be uncomfortable with it, this is the only way to win a jackpot.

  • Before you go for a shot at the game, study the payable at the casino. You should be sitting on the one which has the history of putting out the best numbers. Use pay charts made available by the casino to make a pick.

Pai Gow

Pai Gow  Pai Gow is a casino game that is very famous in the United States, Canada, and some South Asian countries. It originally came from China where it was played with a 32-set domino. In 1985, the game was transformed into a poker variant in the United States.

We will focus on the domino set version of the game which is widely played in North America. The game requires a set of 32 dominoes with particular numbers marked on them. The dominies are used similarly as cards and the end value of the hand decides a player’s fate. The game can be played with even one player but usually with seven players on the table. Instead of competing against each other, the game has the players competing against the dealer. Let us look into the details of the gameplay of Pai Gow. Also, we will discuss some tips to help you win every game. Keep going for more!

How to play Pai Gow

The basic structure of the gameplay is very easy to understand. But there are some other rules which come into play after the game does not reach a straight conclusion.

The dominoes are arranged in 8 tiles of four dominoes each. This arrangement is ideal for seven players and a dealer. Before the players are handed their stack, they are required to place their bets. After the bets are placed, each player gets four tiles with numeric values on them. The players are required to arrange the tiles in two pairs, one called the front hand and the other is the rear hand. It is by comparing these hands with the dealer that the result is calculated.

The two dominoes in pairs are to add according to their numeric values. If the number exceeds nine, the unit value of the result is taken into account and the tens value is rejected.

If the players’ front hand beats the dealer’s front and so does his rear hand, the game is won by the player. If one of the hands is smaller than the dealer’s, the player is in a push, where he is returned his money. If the dealer’s hands are stronger, the player loses his money.

Tips to win at Pai Gow

While there is a certain place of luck in the game, there is a need for a skillset too. Here are some tips to take you closer to the jackpot.

  • Keep a sharp eye on the cards which make a total of 8 or 9. These are usually the highest you can go in a hand.

  • Keep a close eye on pairs, too. They can help your hand.

  • Make basic maths your strong point. Calculate all the values and choose the best ones. Try keeping the highest-ranking domino in the lower hand.



Roulette  Roulette is perhaps one of the most famous casino games. Roulette is a table game that has a fairly simple premise. The World Roulette comes from the French language which means little wheel. The game was devised in France and it is believed that it was Blaise Pascal, who first invented a primitive version of roulette. The game has been popularised by pop culture and movies and even if someone has not played it, chances are that they have heard about it.

When the game came to the United States, it was subjected to several cheating tricks by the casinos as well as the gamblers. This led to the formation of American style roulette.

How to play Roulette

Roulette is a fairly simple game with an easy to understand the premise. The game includes a tabletop with numbers one to thirty-eight marked on it. The numbers are also color-coded into black and red. The game also requires a small ball that fits into the slot of each number. After the bets are placed, the wheel on the table is spun by the controller, and the ball is also thrown in the opposite direction. The ball eventually stops and then lands on a specific number. Based on this number, payouts are decided.

Placing bets on a game of Roulette

There are multiple ways of placing bets in roulette. The basic way is choosing a single number. The split lets you choose two vertically adjacent numbers. The street bet lets you choose three consecutive numbers. You can bet on the ball stopping in the first half of the table or the second, or on the color of the number the ball stops( black or red). You can also bet on the ball stopping on an even or an odd number.

How to win more at Roulette

Roulette is a game of luck. There is little to no skill needed to win a game of roulette. Perhaps that is what adds the thrill to the game. But, this does not mean that you can not do anything to maximize your chances of winning. Let’s take a look at some basic tips which will help you win at roulette.

  • If your focus is securing your money, you should focus on outside bets. For example, the bets concerning odd or even numbers, red or black numbers, and the first or latter half of the table are more safe bets than single number bets.

  • You must keep your winnings and bankroll aside. For example, if you started with $50 and are now at $100. You should cash out the winnings and keep playing with $50 only.