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Published on January 13th, 2020 | by Bibhuranjan

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Playing games in USA

Technology has changed dramatically in the past decade where people have moved to online systems in order to play games. Gone are the days where people relied on a board game or football to keep themselves occupied as we have the digital world taking over in full force. Many people are connected to social media platforms such as Facebook and within this, there are literally tens of thousands of games to choose from. Some of these games people will play on their own or they can get involved with the community systems in this and play against other players. The same can be said for gambling.

It wasn’t that long ago that people who wanted to gamble must go to a local casino or bookmakers where now, you can play casino games for real money online at the click of a button. Depending on where people are in the world will determine what is available to them as countries have their own laws and restrictions around gambling. Generally, most countries will allow people over the age of 18 to gamble. There are many different casino games that can be played online, and we have detailed these below.

Blackjack

One of the most popular card games that can be played in casinos or online in the USA is blackjack. The aim of this game is to beat the dealer by getting 21 or closer to 21 than them. What other players get at the table is irrelevant in terms of you winning or not. Two cards will be issued to you and you need to decide on what to do. The two main decisions are either take a card or do not take a card. If you do not take a card and the dealer gets 17 or above and you have less than 17 then they win. The dealer must always take a card when they are under 17 but you can stick on whatever you want. If the dealer or you get more than 21 then you bust and lose your money. If you win the game, then on most occasions you get double the money you staked back.

There are some other things that more experienced players will be doing which include doubling down and splitting. An example of doubling down would be if you have 10 and the dealer has 5 you can place down what your original bet is in order to take only one more card. You make the call based on what your cards are and how good or bad the dealers first card is. Cards like 5 and 6 for the dealer are bad cards therefore doubling down when they have these cards is more advantageous. Splitting is also another option. If you have two cards the same value, then you have the option to place your bet down again and split. The “book” would say that you always split aces and eights (unless the dealer has an ace). If when you split, you get the same card again that match you could choose to split again. Finally, blackjack is when you or the dealer receive a 10 (which could be Jack, Queen or King) and an ace. In this instance, nothing can beat blackjack and you would get a payout determined by the casino (usually it is 3 to 2). If you are outside the USA there may be very slightly different rules connected to blackjack.

Roulette

One of the most popular casino games that people play in the USA is roulette. Here, there are normally a total of 38 numbers on the wheel (0, 00 and then 1 to 36) and the dealer will spin the wheel where a ball will then fall into a number. Whatever number is spun is the number that is the winner. All numbers are also red or black (apart from 0, 00 which is green). The tablecloth next to the wheel is rows of numbers where players can bet. They will place chips on the numbers or side bets. If the number comes out, then the player will be paid 35-1. If the player bets on red or black and they win they are paid 2-1. There is also another large number of side bets available. The intensity of a roulette game is usually pretty high and if people place a lot of money on a number and it comes out then they will be fist pumping and walking out of the casino with a smile. There are also different variations of roulette in the USA and if there is any additional symbols or numbers on the wheel it may mean that there are less favourable odds on your side. If there are any European roulette wheels around, then these are even better odds as they only have 37 numbers (00 doesn’t exist) and the payout remains the same at 35-1.

Live Online Casino Games

When online gambling was first launched, people were playing against the computer on things such as roulette or blackjack but now, players can play live casino from the comfort of their own home. They can even interact with the dealer and other players via the chat facility when playing and take advantage of OCR technology. There is no need to leave the comfort of your own home nowadays to get the full advantage of online casino gambling. Players can also play games such as variations of poker or nowadays there are literally thousands of slots available. Some of the slot games that are available have progressive jackpots sitting at more than a million dollars. Even when you are playing the minimum stake, you could scoop the jackpot prize as this comes out randomly.

Summary

Casino games in the USA continue to rise in popularity and a lot of that is due to the improvements in online gambling accessibility and jackpots. With jackpots sitting at millions of pounds, trying these games for a small stake could prove to be a worthwhile visit.

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Bibhuranjan

Editorial Officer, technofaq.org I'm an avid tech enthusiast at heart. I like to mug up on new and exciting developments on science and tech and have a deep love for PC gaming. Other hobbies include writing blog posts, music and DIY projects.



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