Casino Card Games

There are three types of casino card games — Poker, Black Jack and Baccarat. These games are played in almost every casino around the world. Though, 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 dealt in the clockwise direction. Different methods of dealing are used depending on the stakes involved and the betting.

Math Card Games

Developing a child’s analytical and math skills at an early age is a very important. The best way to introduce math and problem solving skills to a young child is through presenting it to them in the form of a game.

Commonly Used Games

There are many card games today being slightly modified for teaching math to young children. All of us are familiar with the game “Uno,” perhaps even played it a few times when we were younger. That game can easily be modified to help teach children develop their multiplication skills. In the game “Uno,” you must place cards in a pile according to color or number. For example, if it is your turn and the card in play is a blue three, you must either play a blue card or a three of any color. The way to modify this game to help teach children math skills is to make them multiply the two numbers being played together before completing their turn. For example, a blue five is showing and you play a blue three, so before you complete your turn, you must multiply the two numbers and come up with fifteen.

Another card game that can be used to help with a child’s math skills is blackjack. Although this game is originally intended for gambling purposes, it can aid in the development of a child’s mental addition capabilities. This game forces you to add up your cards quickly, while using your mental addition skills only. For example, a child is dealt a seven and a six. They must immediately know that they are holding thirteen. If they take one more card and get a five they must quickly figure out that they have a total of eighteen. Knowing their card count, as well as how much more they need to reach twenty-one will help them with both their mental addition and subtraction skills.