• Classic games remain most popular
• New Poker games excite players
The “big four,” according to Mark Kelly, Vice President of Table Games for Caesars Entertainment’s Bally’s, Paris, and Planet Hollywood, are Blackjack, Baccarat, Craps, and Roulette. Cheers, laughter, good luck charms. There’s nothing like a live casino table game to bring people together.
Blackjack (or 21) may be the casino table game of choice and has been played across the globe for generations. Everyone at the table plays against the dealer and the object is to get a total closer to 21 than the dealer’s, without going over. The basic strategy of Blackjack is easy to master, but the game can often reflect the personality of its players.
Baccarat is a longtime mainstay in casinos and may be the simplest game to learn. Attendees will want to channel their inner James Bond when they play his table game of choice. They need to make only one decision - whether to wager on the “player” or the “bank.” Easy to learn, fun to play, and the ultimate in sophistication. Baccarat will soon be a favorite among your group.
While at the Craps table don’t be intimidated by the many wagering options or the unique slang. Once you learn the basics of this table game, you’ll immediately begin to appreciate the excitement of playing, and watching. The whole table erupts in cheers and strangers high five when the dice are hot.
The Roulette tables are pure chance with endless possibilities that can lead to exciting payouts. The spinning wheel has numbered spaces from 1 to 36 (plus 0 and 00). So, what’s your lucky number?
You’ll find one or all of these popular games throughout the Midwest, including Cadillac Jack’s and Tin Lizzie gaming resorts in historic Deadwood, SD. These two casinos now feature live craps, roulette, and keno in addition to the slot machines and other table games available.
“We’ve really had a great response to our new games,” explained David Schneiter, Casino General Manager at Cadillac Jack’s. “Guests love the camaraderie and drama that comes with every spin of the wheel and roll of the dice.”
Keno has also been a hit. The exciting lottery-style game is simple to play, but filled with excitement as every new number is drawn. “All three games have enhanced the atmosphere of the casino,” said Tin Lizzie General Manager Austin Burnham. “They really attract and entertain a crowd.”
Three Card Poker offers players a fun, fast-paced, and new twist (that’s easy to learn) on the classic Poker. Two games in one, it gives players up to four different ways to win.
Crazy 4 Poker has the same elements of Three Card Poker, but with new rules, betting options, and a higher payout. Players receive five cards to make their best four card poker hand.
In Let It Ride, a popular poker variation, players make three bets, are dealt three cards, and then have three chances to win. As each community card is revealed, players decide whether to pull their bets or Let It Ride.
Attendees can play any of these games as a group or by themselves. Let’s say that 15 members of your group would like to all play at the same craps table. The casino may not be able to arrange a private game just for those 15 people, but there’s a way around it.
Many casinos can expand the casino floor at certain times. Your contact at the casino should be able to let you know what time a table will be opening up and where. The group can show up in advance and when the table opens, they’re able to essentially take over the table and have a “private” game.
Whether your attendees go in with a strategy or leave it all up to chance, they’re sure to have a great time playing these hot games! And don’t forget your good luck charm.