Pull up a Chair and Game With Us
When you play among familiar faces and friendly strangers at Boomtown Casino, just about anything can—and often does—happen. Pull up a chair to one of 29 tables, including Blackjack and Poker, and walk away feeling like a richer man.
The object of Baccarat is simple: bet on which hand will have the highest value – the player, the bank, or a tie. To begin, a total of four cards are dealt: the first and third are the player’s hand, while the second and fourth belong to the dealer. Face cards and tens are worth zero, aces are worth 1 and cards 2 through 9 are worth that number. The hand value is determined by the sum total of the cards. For example, a 2 and a 3 are worth 5 (2+3 = 5). However, in values that exceed 10, the first digit is dropped. So a 6 and a 7 are worth 3 (6+7 = 13, drop the first digit of 1). The highest possible value is 9.
The classic game in which the player tries to draw to 21, or closer to 21, than the dealer without going over (busting). Each player starts with two cards face up, then is allowed to hit (take another card) or stay (play that hand). The dealer starts with two cards as well, but one is face up and the other face down. Face cards (jack, queen, king) are worth 10, and aces are worth 1 or 11 (player choice). Receiving an ace and a 10 on your first two cards is the lucrative hand known as “blackjack.” Additional bets like “splitting” and “doubling down” are also available on certain hands
Possibly the most exciting game on the floor, Craps often draws the biggest crowds. The game appears complicated to the newcomer, but the premise is actually quite simple. Players wage money on the outcome of one roll, or a series of rolls, of two dice by the “shooter.” The game is played in rounds, and the first roll of each new round is called the “come-out roll.” An array of player bets is available both for the come-out roll, as well as each additional roll, with payouts dependent on the likelihood of each outcome.
Pai Gow Poker
Pai Gow Poker was created using elements of the ancient Chinese game Pai Gow and the popular American game of Poker. To begin, each player receives seven cards. The object is for the player to create two poker hands out of the seven cards: a five-card poker hand and a two-card poker hand. To win, both the player’s high hand and the second hand must be higher than the bank hands to win. If only one hand is higher, the result is a tie. If both hands are lower, the player loses.
Perhaps the simplest table game of all. In Roulette, a croupier spins the wheel in one direction, then places and spins a ball in the opposite direction. After a number of revolutions, the ball eventually falls into one of 38 slots. If the ball lands in a number or color where you placed a bet prior to the spin, you win.
Three Card Poker
Easy to learn and fun to play, Three-Card Poker has gained enormous popularity in casinos. The game actually consists of two games: Ante-and-Play (in which you play the dealer to see who has the highest hand) and PairPlus (in which you simply wager on whether or not you’ll be dealt a pair or better).
For Ante-and-Play, the player places an “ante” (bet) before receiving his cards. The cards are then dealt, and the player can fold and lose the ante, or raise by placing a bet of equal money to the ante. If he chooses to play, one of three things can happen. The first is that the dealer does not qualify (have a hand of queen high or better) and the ante is paid out even money while the play bet is returned to the player. If the dealer does qualify, the player wins if his hand ranks higher than the dealer’s, resulting in a payout of even money on the ante and the play bets. If the dealer has the higher hand, the dealer takes both the ante and the play bets.
Video Poker is a popular electronic version of Five-Card Draw Poker. Play begins by placing a bet of credits into the machine and pressing the “deal” button to draw cards. As with traditional Poker, player is given the option to keep or discard one or more of the cards in exchange for new cards drawn from the same virtual deck. After the draw, the hands are evaluated and the machine offers a payout depending on the posted pay schedule.
Bonus Spin Blackjack
Just like Blackjack . . . with a little bonus! Simply get an Ace in the first two cards to win even money; however, get a Blackjack and you can spin the wheel featured on the attached LCD screen to win a sizeable bonus!