Five Easy Tips to Play Card Games

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There are literally thousands of different card games that are regularly played by many people in the world. Poker is played by many people of all ages and is probably the most commonly known game. Solitaire is a game played by a single player and is almost as popular as poker.

Bridge is another well known game although it is losing the status it once had along with all other types of game play with cards. However, there are several games that are simple and easy to play. Go Fish is one of the oldest games around.

Each player gets seven cards and proceeds each turn by choosing one other player and asking them if they have a specific card. If the other player has that card they must hand it to one who asked. But, if the player does not have the card they were asked for then the asking player must go Fish and take a single card from the deck in the middle.

The point is to build pairs and the player who has the most pairs at the end wins. Old Maid is a simple game to play and all you need to do is go through a regular deck of cards and remove three of the four queens if you are playing with two players.

No more than four should play and you should have a queen for everyone playing minus one. Then you deal out seven cards to each player and set the rest of the deck in the center of the playing area. Then you take turns and choose to draw from the deck or from the hand of another player.

The only queen left is known as the Old Maid and when all of the pairs are made, and laid out, the one left with the Old Maid card is the loser. If you are looking for card games for children then those two games are perfect. The children will love them and adults like to play them as well.

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Casino Card Games

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There are three types of casino card games – Poker, Black Jack and Baccarat. These games are played in almost every casino around the world. Although, some people play for leisure, there are those who gamble and bet. There are different types of Poker, Black Jack, and Baccarat. The card games played in casinos usually involve a lot of money on bets and the stakes are high.

Poker is played with a standard deck of 52 cards. A deck of cards consists of four suits, spades, diamonds, clubs and hearts. Each suit has 13 cards. At times the game calls for more or less cards – the most common variation being the addition of wild cards such as jokers. Sometimes the ace might be the lowest rank card instead of the highest rank card. In some games, it may be both the lowest and the highest rank card. The joker is included in all combinations. The use of the joker depends on the type of the game. Any other card can also become the joker. The number of cards dealt depends on the game being played. In draw poker five cards are dealt, while in stud poker it may vary from five to seven. The other types of poker are Caribbean poker and Omaha Hi.

Black Jack or 21 originated from the French game called 'Vingt-et-un.' In American casinos, the rules are simplified but rigid. It is played with a pack of 52 cards. More often two different packs of cards are used. In the casinos, there are constant dealers. The dealer shuffles the cards and a player cuts the pack. Cards are eliminated in the clockwise direction. Different methods of dealing are used depending on the stakes involved and the betting.

Source by Jimmy Sturo

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