How to Play: Game Rules

Black Jack

What are the rules of playing Black Jack?

  1. The object of the game is to get closer to a total point count of 21 than the dealer without going over. If you get closer than the dealer without going over 21 or the dealer goes over 21, you win the amount of the bets placed. If the dealer is closer to 21 or you go over 21, you lose. If you and the dealer have a tie, then nobody wins. This is called a “push”. Each card counts its value (e.g., a card of six has six points), with some exceptions. A jack, queen, or king counts ten points; and an ace can count as either one or eleven points, whichever is more advantageous. The suits have no significance at all.
  2. First the cards are dealt. If you have 21 with your first two cards , you win immediately. The occurence of this combination is called “blackjack.” If you have blackjack, you win one and a half times the amount of your bet. If the dealer got the blackjack, you lose immediately.

Video Poker

What are the rules of playing Video Poker?

  1. The video poker machine is based on the five-card poker game. The object of the game is to get a hand that offers the highest pay-out possible. Different hand types offer different pay-outs. These pay-outs are loosely based on the probability of getting the hand. Generally, the rarer the hand, the higher is its pay-out. The pay-out table which shows the pay-out for each type of hand is displayed at the top of the video poker screen.
  2. To begin each round of play the player must make a bet. This bet is taken from the number of credits allocated to the player. After the bet is made, five cards are dealt to the player and are shown on the screen. The player then has the option of holding or discarding as many of these cards as he wants. The cards that he discards are then replaced with new cards from the deck. This new hand represents the player’s final hand. If the hand is good enough to be one of the pay-out hands, the number of credits allocated to the player will immediately be incremented by the amount specified in the pay-out table. At this time the machine is waiting for the player to place his next bet to start the process over again.


What are the rules of playing Roulette?

All you have to do is to guess which hole the spinning ball will drop into, to place your bet on that guess, and to wait for the outcome.

Table layout: The numbers 1 to 36 plus a zero are printed on the table. The numbers are laid out in three rows of twelve numbers and a few boxes beside the numbers, called the “outside” bets. The numbers are divided into three betting sets of twelve each: the top twelve from 1 to 12, the middle twelve from 13 to 24 and the bottom twelve from 25 to 36. Areas for betting one of these groupings are found on the table. There are also areas for betting red or black, areas for betting odd or even, and areas for betting the first 18 numbers or the last 18 numbers.

Playing roulette: The Dealer sees that all bets are down, spins the wheel, and rolls an ivory ball in the opposite direction. He ends the betting after a while calling “no more bets”. When the ball settles in one of the slots, the dealer places an icon on that number. Now the betting results are taken care of: the dealer removes all chips that did not scratch the winning number and pays off the winners. He removes the icon and the round is over. Next, the players place their new bets for the following spin. Each round can lasts approximately one minute or even less.

There are different ways of placing your bets. See the section below for details.

Placing bets & Payoffs: You can find all the bets, betting combinations and their odds on the table below. Here are a few sample payoffs:

Straight-up bet: A bet on one number (Any number including 0). Pays 35 to 1 (that is, your bet plus 35 times your bet).

Split bet: Placing a chip on a line between two numbers. Either comes up you get 17 to 1.

Street bet: A chip on the edge of a row covers three numbers. Pay off is 11 to 1.

Corner bet: A chip on an intersection covers four numbers. Pay off is 8 to 1.

Red or black: Pay off is 1 to 1.

A bet on 18 numbers: pays 1 to 1.

A bet on 12 numbers: pays 2 to1.

Of course the more numbers you choose to cover in one bet the lower is the payoff. 

NameBet AreaOdds
straight up1 number35:1
splits2 numbers17:1
street1 row (3)11:1
corner4 numbers8:1
line2 rows (6)5:1
column12 numbers2:1
dozen1 third (12)2:1
rougered numbers1:1
noirblack numbers1:1
paireven numbers1:1
impairodd numbers1:1