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Guide to the games (UK Versions)

Casinos offer a wide range of table games such as Roulette, Blackjack, Three Card Poker and Super Stud Poker as well as Punto Banco, Sic Bo, The Big Six and Dice.

In addition to the table games, you will also find on offer Slot Machines with jackpots of up to several thousand pounds. With such a wide choice of games available there really is something for everyone.

If you are new to the games, why not check out our guides to the more popular games:

Roulette

Roulette is an exciting game of chance based on the spin of the wheel where large payouts are possible on small wagers. The aim is to place your chips on a number, combination of numbers or colour that comes up on the wheel.

Basic Play:

At the roulette table, the dealer will exchange your money or cash chips for colour chips. These are your chips and no one else can play with them. Maximum and minimum stakes are displayed at every table. When you decide to leave the table, the dealer will change your colour chips back into cash chips.

Due to the layout of the table and the pattern of numbers on the wheel there is a huge variety of bets that you can place on Roulette.

Details of betting and odds

Straight Up:

You can bet on any number, including 0, by placing the chip in the centre square of a number.

Split Bet:

You can bet on two numbers by placing a chip on the line that divides the two numbers.

Street Bet:

To bet on a row of three numbers (a street), place a chip on the boundary line of the roulette table, at the end of the corresponding row.

Corner Bet:

You can bet on four numbers by placing chips at the corner where the four numbers meet.

Four Bet:

You can bet on the numbers 0, 1, 2, and 3 by placing your chip on the boundary line, where the line between 0 and the first row intersects it.

6-Line Bet:

You can bet on two street bets (i.e., the six different numbers in two rows of three numbers), by placing your chip on the boundary line of the roulette table where the line dividing the two rows intersects it.

Column Bet:

There are three boxes labelled "2 to 1" at the bottom of each column of numbers. You can place bets for all numbers in a column by placing chip(s) in one of these boxes. If any of the numbers in the selected column is hit you get paid 2:1; 0 is a losing number.

Dozen Bet:

You can bet on a group of twelve numbers by placing your chip in one of the three boxes marked "1st 12," "2nd 12," or "3rd 12." If one of your 12 numbers is hit, you are paid 2:1; 0 is a losing number.

Red/Black, Even/Odd, Low/High Bets:

You can place a bet in one of the boxes along the long side of the table that covers half of the numbers on the roulette table (excluding 0). Each box covers 18 numbers. You win even money (1 to 1) on all of these bets; 0 is a losing number, however you only lose half your original stake.

Winnings Table:

Chip Covers Term Pays 1 number Straight Up 35 to 1 2 numbers Split Bet 17 to 1 3 numbers Street Bet 11 to 1 4 numbers Corner Bet 8 to 1 4 numbers Four Bet 8 to 1 6 numbers 6-Line Bet 5 to 1 12 numbers Dozen Bet or Column Bet 2 to 1 18 numbers Red/Black, Even/Odd or Low/High Bets 1 to 1

Note:

You can place bets that involve two, three, or even four numbers. For example, using the zero, you can place bets on: 1+0, 1+2+0, 2+0, 3+0, or 1+2+3+0.

Blackjack

Three Card Poker

The popular casino game based on Brag. Three Card Poker offers two different games, three ways to play and four ways to win.

The objective of the basic 'Ante and Play' game is to have a higher hand than the Dealer's hand.

Basic Play

Each Player has two rectangular boxes and a circle on the layout in front of them. These are marked 'Play', 'Ante' and 'Pair Plus'. Before you are dealt a hand, you must place a stake that you want to bet in the rectangle, marked ante.

The Dealer then deals three cards to each player, and three cards to themselves.

You have two choices:

  1. 1. If you think your hand is a winning hand and you fancy your chances, you can 'Play'. You must lay your cards face down in the 'Play' box and place an additional wager equivalent to your initial stake on top of your cards. If your first bet was £10, the Play is also £10.
  2. 2. If you feel your hand is likely to be a loser, you can surrender your initial stake right away, by pushing your cards towards the Dealer.

When all the players have decided whether to 'play' or fold, the Dealer will turn their three cards over. The rule of Three Card Poker is that the Dealer must have a Queen high or better to qualify.

If the Dealer's hand does not qualify, then you will win.

How 'Pair Plus' works

The objective of the 'Pair Plus' Game is to have a pair or higher irrespective of the Dealer's hand. All that matters is the value of your own hand.

The 'Pair Plus' bet is an optional or additional bet; you do not have to have an ante bet to play. This bet does not rely on the Dealer's hand but rather is a side bet. Whatever the Dealer's hand is, regardless if their hand is better than yours, you still get paid out on this bet. Naturally, you have to have at least a pair or better to be paid out.

If the Dealer's hand qualifies, they then turn over the players' hands over, one by one. If your hand beats the Dealer's hand you win. If the Dealers' hand bet as your hand, you lose.

However, if you have a straight or better you are paid out on the 'ante' as a bonus, win or lose this is an extra pay out to you.

Ties are a stand off, but note that all three cards count.

You can play only one hand at a time at Three Card Poker and no conferring is allowed between players.

Super Stud Poker

This famous five-card game is all about trying to work out what kind of hand the dealer has - and whether your hand can beat his. Remember: know when to hold 'em - know when to fold 'em!

To add an extra thrill, Grosvenor Casinos offer you the option of placing a Super Stud bet, which is a side-bet of £1 giving you the chance to win a huge jackpot linked to all our casinos in the UK.

Basic Play

In this version of Poker, you play against the dealer, not against other players - and you start by putting your bet (the 'ante') in the ante circle. Everyone, including the dealer, is dealt five cards, face down - apart from the dealer, whose last card is dealt face up to give you an idea of how good his hand might be.

If you don't think your hand is as good as the dealer's, you can 'fold' and lose your bet. On the other hand, if you think your hand might beat the dealer's you can raise the bet by putting your cards face down on the table (in the 'raise box') and put twice your initial bet on top of the cards.

When all the players have placed their bets, the dealer reveals their cards. If there is no Ace, King or better in the hand, the dealer loses and pays even money to all hands still in play.

If the dealer has an Ace, King or better, they turn over all hands in play. If the dealer's hand is better than yours, you lose all bets. If yours is a 'tied hand', you keep your bet. If your hand is better than the dealer's they'll pay you evens on your ante bet.

The odds you'll get on your raise

  • Straight Flush (five consecutive cards of the same suit): 50 - 1
  • Four of a Kind (four cards of the same denomination): 20 - 1
  • Full House (three of a kind and a pair): 8 - 1 Flush (all cards are of the same suit): 6 - 1
  • Straight (all cards run consecutively): 4 - 1
  • Three of a Kind (three cards of the same denomination): 3 - 1
  • Two Pairs (two pairs of cards, different denominations): 2 - 1
  • One Pair or Less (two cards of the same denomination, or unconnected cards of higher ranking than the dealers hand): even money

Super Stud Payouts

  • Royal Flush pays – 100% of the jackpot
  • Straight Flush pays – 10% of the jackpot
  • 4 of a Kind pays - £100
  • Full House pays - £75 Flush pays - £50

 

Worth Reading

New Online Slots Players

Many online slots will post the ‘payout table’ alongside the actual playing screen, whilst others will require the player to click a certain tab that will probably say ‘Payout Table’, in order to reveal it. Since clicking tabs whilst trying to concentrate on the slots can be frustrating and confusing, it’s beneficial to make a copy of the payout table onto a piece of paper, so that you can consult it whenever you want, without having to navigate away from the main playing page. In most cases, online casino interfaces will inform slot players when they have any winnings (this is usually done by highlighting the exact combination, or running a line through the matching symbols), however, it is just recommended that players make a copy of all winning combinations, just for good measure. This is particularly important when playing multi-spin slots, which gives players the chance of an initial free spin, with the option to put certain symbols on hold for the ‘final’ spin. If a player hits a "Wild card" symbol on the free spin, it would be highly advisable to put it on Hold, and therefore by knowing the payout table in your head, you’ll immediately know which symbols and what combinations should be put on Hold for a multi-spin slot machine. Visit onlinecasino.org.uk for more information.

Additionally, it’s recommended that new players to online slots take advantage of the ‘free play’ function that most casinos offer. This enables gamblers to play the slots without having to gamble any money, and there’s no limit on how long players can use free play for, so a good way to memorise the payout table - as well as gaining experience at the slots - would be to use this practice mode function.