Mike's Rules To Casino Poker Variants

General Rules

  1. Always check the rules of the casino you are in. While in most cases, casinos stick to the same set of rules, this is not always the case.
  2. There are three types of casino poker variants:
    1. Regular poker games are not always offered in every casino. When they are offered, they are typically found in their own area, usually called the Poker Room.
    2. Table Games are the games played at tables in the main part of the casino (Blackjack, Craps, etc.), and the ones that are poker variants are focused on in these pages.
    3. Video Poker much like slot machines, these games are pretty self explanatory, and are not covered here.
  3. Vigorish also know as vig is the house's edge, i.e. the percentage of each bet the house gets. For example, look at roulette: there are 38 numbers on the wheel (0, 00, and 1-36), you can bet on any one of them, and if your number hits, you get paid 35:1. The true odds, however, are 37:1. This difference is the house's edge, which in this case means they make 5.26% on every bet. All table games have a vigorish, and if you are trying to win money, you want games with the lowest vig.

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