Casino Poker

Casino poker games are poker games where you play against a dealer instead of against other players. When you play casino poker you only have to focus on beating the dealer. It does not matter what the other players have. Most casino poker games allow you to win more money the better hand you got. Some types of casino poker offer the chance to win large progressive jackpots. An example of one such game is the always popular Caribbean stud poker.

Video poker is in many ways similar to casino poker. The difference is that when you play casino poker you play against the dealer. When you play video poker you only play against yourself. We will not look any closer at video poker in this article. If you want to know more about video poker I recommend that you read our article here.

mississippi pokerMost casino poker games offer the casino a large edge. This is due to the fact that the games are rather slow. Each hand take a long time and only a limited amount of hands can be played each hour. This means that the casino need a large edge to be able to earn enough money to make the table profitable after the dealer and other costs have been paid. The slower speed means that you can play for hours without loosing too much money despite the large edge. If the luck is on your side and you get a good hand you can win a lot of money.

Most casino poker games are easy to learn if you know how to play poker. If you don’t it can be a little bit harder. Online casinos are an excellent place to learn how to play casino poker and get a feel for how the games work. Most casino poker games can be found in online casinos.

Online casinos makes it possible to play casino poker games with a lot smaller stakes than you can find offline. This allows you to gain experience without risking a lot of money. You can often bet as little as 30 cents a hand. The experience you gain playing online can make you feel confident if and when you decide to join a table with other players in an offline casino. You do no longer risk feeling self confident about doing something wrong among the other players. Even though it is the first time you play in an offline casino the online play has made you an experienced player that knows the game very well

All types of casino poker are luck based games. There is nothing you can do to gain an edge over the bank. The best you can to is to learn optimal strategy for the game you are playing and make sure to stick to it. Using optimal strategy will give you the best result over time even though it might no be the right choice in every single case. Using optimal strategy is simply a question of always doing what the odds dictate will give the best return over time.

Some types of casino poker does as earlier mentioned offer a progressive jackpot. The jackpot is a side game and you have to place a side bet to be able to win the jackpot game. The side jackpot offers the bank a lot bigger edge than the regular game and it is generally not worth the cost to play unless the jackpot has grown very large. Many players do however place the side bet anyway like an insurance. They do not want to get a royal straight flush while not playing the jackpot.

According to the Swedish website the jackpot has to be worth 650 000 (649738)  times the side bet to be worth playing.  If the jackpot is worth less than that the value is not good enough to play on.  It can be worth starting to play the jackpot a little bit earlier than that. We do not recommend placing the side bet if the jackpot is worth less than 600 000 times the side bet required to play the side game.

Popular casino poker games

Below you can read about some of very best casino poker games.

Caribbean Stud Poker

Caribbean stud poker is a very popular game that can be found in casinos all over the world.It can be played in most online casinos.

caribbean stud pokerCaribbean stud poker is played against the dealer. It does not matter what the other players have. The better hand you get the more you can win. The game starts with all players placing their ante. When the game starts they all get a 5 card hand. Each player get a moment to review their hand and decided whether they want to fold and loose their ante or if they want to stay in the game. To stay in the game they have to place a bet. The bet is twice the size of the ante. Players are not allowed to talk about their cards.

Once the betting is over the dealer shows his card. The dealer needs at least AK to open the hand. If the dealer isn’t able to open all players get paid the ante. In this situation it does not matter what the player has unless he played the side jackpot game and has a jackpot hand.

If the hand is opened you need to have a better hand than the dealer to win. If you don’t have a better hand you loose ante and bet. If you beat the dealer you will get paid depending on what hand you got. The better hand you got the more you win.

Mississippi stud poker

Mississippi stud poker is a type of casino poker that primarily is played in Mississippi and surrounding states. It can as an example also be found in a number of casinos in West Virginia. It can also be played at a few casinos in Las Vegas. The game is owned by ShuffleMaster. It is an easy to game to play. It is easy to learn the rules and optimal strategy.

Watch the video below to learn how to play Mississippi stud poker

This game is usually not available in online casinos.

Casino Hold-em

Casino hold-em is a casino game that is loosely based on Texas hold-em. It is available in a lot of online casinos. It can also be played in a lot of offline casinos. The games is especially popular in Egypt, South African and eastern European countries.