Real cash games are what bring players to an online casino. The growing popularity of gambling online has made games previously only available in real, land-based casinos accessible to online players and the potential audience for any game is now in the tens of millions. Players in India are now among some of the biggest fans of real cash games in the world. Here are my recommendations for the best real cash games you’ll find in most online casinos.
Blackjack is the most played card game in the world, at least in casinos. You will have seen poker tournaments on TV before, but curiously probably not blackjack. That’s surprising as it is a very face paced game with no shortage of action. In blackjack the object, as with most games against the house, is to beat the dealer. You’re trying to get 21 or as close to it without going bust or getting more than 21. A player is dealt two cards which are shown face up. The dealer has one face down and one face up and the player must make a decision based on what he thinks the dealer will have. A player will then either hit (take another card), stand (take no more cards), double down (double their initial stake for one more card only) or split (make two separate hands from a pair). Once the player has finished the dealer will play his or her hand. If you win you will be paid at odds of 1:1 (3:2 if you have blackjack which is 21 with A and 10, J, Q or K), draw is a push and your stake is returned, and if you lose the dealer will take your chips. Blackjack is one of the most exciting real cash games you’ll find.
Roulette is a game of chance, but that doesn’t mean it lacks in excitement. Watch as the wheel spins and the dealer drops the little ball into it. The table is covered in chips and everyone is on edge. Where will the ball stop? Who will win? There is more to roulette than just picking a number and hoping you win. There are a number of so-called ‘outside bets’ with lower odds, but greater winning potential and it’s here the true excitement of roulette lies. Bet on the number being red or black or bet on it being odd or even. Stakes are usually higher with this kind of bet and this is why heavy hitters think this is one of the best real cash games found in a casino. Be aware of the differences in roulette games though. There are European and American versions which are widely played online – the American has the 0 of the European game and an additional 00 which turns the odds slightly more in favour of the house.
A craps table in a real casino always draws a big crowd and an online version of this dice game is equally engaging. It is seen by many as an incredibly complex game, but it’s really just about choosing a group of numbers and either hoping to land them or hoping to avoid them. The array of bets on offer where you can choose a particular total on the dice to be achieved a certain way are often avoided by proper gamblers who just enjoy the pass and don’t pass bets and come and don’t come bets. For a chance game craps is incredibly exciting. How many times can you throw the dice before the game is over? Some craps games have gone on for hours and if luck is on your side you could really profit from. The rules are relatively simple to learn. Basically you don’t want to roll a 2, 3 or 12 which is known as ‘crapping out’. A 7 or 11 will also end a game, but any other number establishes a point and then the game can really heat up.
Poker became one of the best known forms of gambling entertainment thanks to the stars of the World Series of Poker which has been shown on TV for many years, but if you prefer not to sit a table for hours trying to win one game then you should try video poker. Video poker as its name suggests is a video version of the popular card game. As real cash games go this is pretty exciting and the action happens pretty fast. You are dealt five cards and you decide which you want to hold – many video poker machines will automatically hold the best combination for you. The unwanted cards are discarded and new ones are dealt. At this point if you have a winning hand you’re paid out, it really is that simple. There are payouts from a pair (usually they must be either 10s or Jacks or better, depending on the name of the game) through all the usual combinations and all the way up to a royal flush.
There are sometimes jokers which are wild and help form a winning hand too. Depending on your stake there can be additional surprises too. Many video poker machines have an incredibly enhanced payout for a royal flush if you play for maximum stakes, even though this hand is something seasoned players might only see a couple of times in their life. Video poker cements itself as the best of real cash games in online casinos due to the speed at which it can be played – it takes less than a minute to play each hand – and the potential regularity of wins.
When playing real cash games online you should always be careful and never play with money you can’t afford to lose. That being said there are few things as exciting as playing casino games and any one of these real cash games is guaranteed to give any Indian gambler a great deal of enjoyment and excitement.