The casinos in Lake Tahoe offer every sort of casino card game available for the casino card player. If you like to play stud or draw poker, you will find the most exciting poker games at the Lake Tahoe casinos. If your game is Blackjack, you will find a fun game at the Lake Tahoe casinos. Baccarat is also available if you prefer this game.  
   
 
Poker is played with a deck of 52 cards. The game may call for wild cards, such as Jokers. The use of jokers depends on the type of poker. Any card may become a joker, e.g. four cards of the two or any other cards. Suits include Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, and Spades. Each suit contains 13 cards, including Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2. The number of cards per player depends on the type of poker. Draw Poker uses 5. Stud Poker uses 5 or 7. The objective is to collect the best combination of cards. Dealers are usually nominated clockwise. An ante requires each player to bet a specified amount before the beginning of each hand. The dealer deals out cards one at a time face down. The player to the dealer`s left makes the first stake. If the player passes or bets, the next player comes into the game. If a player bets, the next one calls or raises adding money to the pot, or folds if they have no confidence in the hand. The dealer bets last, and the players have to add to the pot to continue the game. All players may discard some or all of their cards. The open is when the cards are exposed.
 

The winner has the highest card combination. If nobody has a winning combination, the ace wins. The initial stake is called the ante. Stakes are placed in the middle of the table and are called a pot. Cards are dealt, and then the players make additional stakes. The player with the best combination wins. High card wins if no one has a combination of cards. If several players have Aces the next highest card wins.

 
 
 
To begin the game of Blackjack, the cards are dealt one at a time starting from the player to the dealer`s left. Two different methods of dealing are used. 1. Player bet before the deal. Then they get a card face up and a card face down. 2. Players get cards face up, dealer gets a card face up and a card face down. Cards are valued as follows: Ace - 1 or 11; K, Q, J - 10 each; the rest of the cards at face value.
  The objective is to get 2 or more cards, constituting 21 and not more. For instance, six, four and Ace make 21. Ace and picture card (or ten) in first two cards are called Blackjack. These cards win at once. Following the initial deal, the dealer plays with each player who must stand or buy in by asking for another card. But if he stands, he can not buy in. Additional cards are dealt openly. If the additional card exceeds 21, the player loses. After all players are done, the dealer declares his card. If the dealer took more than 21 he pays to the players. If he stands at 21 or less, he gets payment from those who have lesser scores and pays to those who have more. After payments, cards are put under the pack face down. Deal continues until the dealer gets the exposed card. Then the cards are shuffled, the pack is cut and the game continues. A player may get a bonus in the following cases: One and a half of the stake for Blackjack. Double stake for 21 if 5 cards are played (triple stake if 6 cards). Triple stake is paid for 21 out of three sevens; double stake is paid for a combination of 8-7-6.  
 
 
In Baccarat two full packs of cards are used. One of the players and a dealer shuffle them. Croupier cuts the pack. An unlimited number of players take places by their wish. Any player may go out of the game or join it at any time. After the cards are shuffled, one of the players cuts the pack. Cards are dealt out one at a time counter-clockwise. Each player and the dealer get two cards. Players bet before the cards are dealt out. Croupier doubles every stake. 7, 17 and 27; 8, 18 and 28 win. 9, 19 and 29 are the best scores. 10, 20 and 30 are called Baccarat. Each picture card is evaluated as 10. If the Croupier and player have equal number of scores, the Croupier has the priority. If the Croupier has 9 or 19 scores, he exposes cards and takes all stakes. In case he has 8 or 18 and one of the players has 9 or 19, the Croupier pays only to this player and takes the scores of other players. If several players have 9 or 19, they all win. If neither Croupier nor players have 8 or 9, and they have less than 4 scores, they may buy in. Order of a draw: player to the Croupier`s right buys in first, player to the left is second, then, the player from the right and so on. After betting, cards are exposed and the scores are checked. If the Croupier has 6 scores, and the players have 7 and 5 scores, the croupier pays to the former, and gets from the latter; If players have 7 and 8 scores, both get payment. If the Croupier and players have equal number of scores, then all stakes are divided. This is the only exception from the rule. Usually, the Croupier takes all stakes.
 
 
 
 
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