Card Games From A to Z

Card games have been popular for many centuries. They may be played elsewhere, but the most interesting and exciting games are always played at gambling establishment. Card games are always played with deck of cards, which may be of different card quantity. The cards are made of plastic-covered heavy paper. Cards which are played at the casino are of different values and suits.

The deck can have different number of cards – up to 53 when the Joker card is used. The common deck has 52 card – cards from 2 to 10, jack, Queen, King and Ace in four suits. In some games, for example blackjack variations some of the cards may be deleted in order to increase house edge or player’s chances to win.

Also it is important to remember that at the game different number of decks may be used. This information is very important at the games where the method of card counting is used. The number of decks influence both players chances and house edge.


Blackjack is one of the most popular casino card games. Its main aim is to have card value as much close to 21 as possible. At the same time it is important not to exceed this value, because you will bust. Another important moment is to have more points than dealer has.

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Each of the most popular card games, such as blackjack and poker, have a lot of variations. They are available at land-based casinos, but online casinos usually have a big choice of different game variants and variations, which are played by gamblers all over the world. So, staying at the USA you may play those game variations which are popular at China or Bangladesh. The most popular blackjack games are:

  • Face Up 21
  • Pontoon
  • Match Play 21
  • Super 21
  • Perfect Pairs


Poker is one of the most popular casino card games, in which such cheating methods as card mucking and card marking are used. The aim of this game id to get better combination of cards than other players have. The rules of poker games vary according to the poker variation. Poker is not a game of chance, everything in this game depends on the decisions of the player, that is why it is very important to understand all the rules of this game properly.

Poker is one of the most popular games has a lot of variations. Almost all the casinos all over the world, both online and land-based offer the following poker variations:

  • Caribbean Draw Poker
  • Pai Gow Poker
  • Vegas Three Card Rummy
  • Caribbean Stud Poker
  • Let’Em Ride
  • Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker


Baccarat is another one popular but complicated casino card game. Its main aim is to get hand value which will be as close as possible to 9 points. The most tricking point of the game is that even if your hand seems to be more that 9, you add numbers of your value and receive the new one number, which had only one number item. This number is your card value. Baccarat is similar to blackjack games in the game mechanics, but still this two games are different and baccarat cannot be considered ad blackjack variation.