How to Play Casino Games

Casino games are always fun and need luck and a bit of strategy to win. Eager Aussie players gamble their money or chips, and if the stars are in their favour – they win! Casinos have their charm and attraction, not to mention the excitement and adrenaline on the outcome of a game.

It is entirely understandable if you are new to this or want to get into Casino games but do not know how to.

Types of Casino Games

There are three categories of Casino games:

  • Table Games
  • Gaming Machines
  • Random Number Games

How to Play Blackjack

Blackjack is one of the most famous card games. Historians theorize that it probably developed in 1700’s France. To win this game, the player has to get a count closer to 21, but without going over 21. If it does go over 21, the wager is lost.

There are two ways to play this game. This article will explain how to play the hand-dealt version. (The shoe version is where you do not need to use hands and instead use signs).

You will receive your first two cards face down, and you can either scratch the table’s surface with the cards as an indication that it is less than 21. It is known as ‘hit,’ or you can tuck your cards under your bet (‘stand’) if it is over 21

You can draw as many cards until you are closer to 21 or until you exceed it, known as ‘bust’ or ‘break.’If you are closer to 21 than the dealer, you win and get paid the same amount as your wager. If your hand is less than 21, you lose.

If the dealer ‘busts’ or ‘breaks,’ you win too.Ties can happen  and are known as’ push.’ Your bets will remain on the table.You get blackjack if your first two cards are close to 21 or if the Ace has a 10, or the Jack, Queen or King. In Australia the betting is usually between $2 to $500.

More and more Australian gamblers love to play blackjack in online casinos. According to a research from the ACMA (link) in 2022 over 10% of all Australians participate in some online gambling at some stage in the past 6 months.

How to Play Slot Machines

Slot machines are the most famous gaming machine games in Casinos. The precursors of slot machines were invented in 1891 by Sittman and Pitt, who lived in New York. There are a few different types of slot machines. The rules are the same, but some might be utterly digital while others are a bit old-fashioned. The money for playing can go from 2 nickels to $100. Sometimes the machine lets you choose between the denominations.

Australians call these slot machines

After the money has been inserted, the equivalent amount will be displayed on the screen.

A typical configuration usually has nine play lines. You can bet 1-5 lines.

Video slots might have more with 25 credits per line.

Your win is decided by the symbols that stop on the payout. The symbols are usually sevens, cherries, double bars or bars.

The slot machine might payback for a single cherry or a mixture of double bars and triple bars. 

You can see your collected winnings on the screen. If you want, you can ‘ Cash Out’ right away. The machine will hand you a bar-coded ticket which you can use for getting money.

Some special symbols can trigger a bonus too. Old slot machines will throw out coins instead of a ticket.

How to Play Poker

There are many types of Pokers, such as Texas Holdem and Omaha. You can play it offline in casinos or online. Players in Poker deal with cards known as hand and place bets. Poker has gained fame thanks to pop culture, fiction and TV. The predecessor of Poker is considered to be Poque which gained popularity in 17th century France. According to Australian professional poker player Peter Burton poker still is one of the most exciting games Aussies love to play both offline and online.

Community Poker

The game’s objective is that players will have to make the best five-card hand, mixing the community cards and their own. At first, players are dealt a hand that is less than five. Community Poker has its variants – namely Texas Holdem and Omaha.

Straight Poker

Variants of straight poker include – five-card brag and three-card brag.

Straight Poker is the earliest form of poker. To win it, players raise bets and re-raise them until the game ends. Very straightforward.

Stud Poker

This poker is played by a combination of face up and face down cards and, of course, betting every time a card is dealt. Two of its famous variations are – jazz and seven-card stud.

Draw Poker

In Draw Poker, the player gets all five cards at once. Winning occurs by improving the hand, whether by discarding cards or replacing them by being dealt. A famous variant includes – five-draw cards.

How to Win Poker

You can win poker in some ways. The most common is having the desired hand. You can also win by deception – fool other players into thinking you have the best hand by fake confidence. That will make them ‘fold’ instead of trying to reach Showdown.

Terms You Should Know When Playing Poker


Increase the amount of your bet.


 Match the bet of another player or the raise.


Withdraw from the hand, and forego the current Pot.


You can pass the action, such as bet for later without losing your hand. You can choose to bet or do other actions later.

All in

It is when you put all your chips in one pot. You cannot do anything else because you have no chips left.


The money the players have wagered in hand.

Big Blind

The bets made by the player on the dealer’s left.

Small Blind

Half of the Big Blind.


This article covers some of the most famous Casino games, but there are more. Make sure you have enough savings for casino games before you start playing. It is necessary to play responsibly and with a strategy because luck is not the only thing you will depend on.

You don’t need to be good on the first try, but that will earn you experience. You can play these games both offline and online. Do not fret much; go and start playing!