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CARD GAMES ONLINE – HOW DO YOU CHOOSE

July 20, 2018

People around have been playing card games for many years. When you are a child, your first games are usually card games and it is believed that it was played in China as early as 868. With the rise of popularity of the online casino industry, card games became even more popular. You won’t need to resort to solitaire if you don’t have any friends present to play against.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF CARD GAMES

  • Black Jack

Most people know the rules of blackjack, or at least the basics and when playing at online casinos, get yourself ready for great payouts. It has always been popular and nothing has changed, so online casinos will offer you many ways to play this exciting game.

  • Poker

It is well known that poker is by far the most popular card game, especially Texas Hold’em. The poker boom came in 2003 when Chris Moneymaker won the Main Event at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) as an amateur, turning a $40 investment into a massive $2.5 million win. You can now play at any time, anywhere against real players across the globe thanks to online casinos. Poker is also the game that has the biggest prize pools so you can stuff your bankroll with good amounts of money.

  • Baccarat

You can play any card game online or offline but the offline baccarat games are generally with larger stakes. But why should you miss out if you are not a high roller? Online casinos offer baccarat in many shapes and sizes and sometimes even for free. So you don’t need to be in the likes of Mr. James Bond to enjoy this strategic game, although you might feel like him.

  • Playing Live

If you prefer the dazzle and excitement of a land-based casino, you can play live. Yes, online casinos offer live games so that you can play against real people with a real dealer via streaming. It not only gives you the social atmosphere but you can also pick up some great tips when watching other players at it.

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BLACK JACK BRILLIANCE IN RAIN MAN

April 19, 2018

There is something magical about beating the house in a game of blackjack. You find yourself rooting for the infamous ‘cheating’ gentlemen that make fortunes by counting cards. In this particular movie, the Babbit brothers.

See black jack in ‘Rain Man’ movie

Although the movie Rain Man is not actually based on the popular table game, it contains the best blackjack scene of all time. Tom Cruise plays the self-centered, smooth talking Charlie Babbit. He realises that his autistic brother, Raymond Babbit (played by Dustin Hoffman) possesses a genius ability with numbers and a photographic memory.

Being the schemer that he is, Charlie hatches a plan to cash in on Raymond’s intelegence and they devise a plan to strike it rich at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. They believe they can bring the house down by counting cards.

Raymond blows his first hand after hitting a hard 18 but busting with a queen. Incredibly he tells Charlie that there are lots of queens left. Charlie decides to double down on his 10 against the dealer’s 4. Of course, after Charlie double down, he gets a queen. The dealer then flips over another queen and miraculously busts with a third queen.

Because of Raymond’s strange mannerism, Charlie gives him a massive make-over. After this transition they go on a hot streak, winning more than $80,000.

If you’ve ever been in awe and amazement about card counters, this legendary movie will forever be part of gambling lore. It won four Oscars and altough guys like Raymond should not be hailed as good guys or heroes, it may be admitted that they are pure genius.