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How to Play Casino Card Games - Best Card Games & Strategies

Casino card games are extremely popular at Stake.com. You can choose from a host of live dealer games and Stake Original casino card games with many different ways to win. Discover how to play casino card games, which games you can play, and how to bet responsibly at Stake Casino .

What are Casino Card Games?

Casino card games are those played with a deck of cards (or several card decks). Popular card games include classics like blackjack, baccarat, and poker, and you can find these classic table games from leading online gaming providers at Stake.com.

History of Card Games

Playing cards can be traced back to the 9th century and are most likely an invention of the Tang Dynasty in China. They were commonly used in Egyptian society by the 11th century, and by the 1300s, they had arrived in several European countries.

One of the earliest card games known to have been invented is the ancient Chinese game of Yezi Ge (Game of Leaves).

Games that we know and love today (such as baccarat, blackjack, and poker) didn’t come around until the Middle Ages. Baccarat can be traced to a game created by Felix Falguiere in Italy in the 1400s, in which all tens and face cards were worth zero (baccara means zero in Italian).

The first known mention of blackjack was made in Don Quixote, published in 1605, some 200 years after the Italians were known to be playing baccarat.

Poker arrived much later, originating in the 1820s in New Orleans. The game arrived in the United States thanks to French settlers and grew in popularity throughout the American south and west.

Despite their distinct historical journeys, classic card games are now typically grouped as “table games” and are amongst the most popular games played at online casinos.

Top Casino Card Games to Play at Stake.com

As well as a huge library of slots , you can find a wide range of classic card games with fantastic graphics and fun bonus features to play at Stake Casino, including the following:

Blackjack

The aim of blackjack is to beat the dealer to a hand of 21, or as close to 21 as possible. In this simple game, you are dealt two cards faceup and can decide to hit or stand, depending on what you have in your hand. Number cards retain their value, picture cards are worth ten, and aces are worth one or eleven. You can also choose to split paired hands into two separate hands, which will give you an additional card, and potentially double your winnings. Winning hands pay out 1:1, while blackjack (an ace and a ten, making 21) pays out 3:2.

Learn more about the rules and strategies with our online blackjack guide !

Baccarat

Baccarat is a simple casino card game made famous by James Bond, with three betting options – player, banker, or tie. Your job is to bet on which hand will be closest (or equal) to nine. All number cards retain their value, while face cards are worth zero. The payout for player and banker bets is 1:1, while a successful tie bet offers a payout of 8:1.

Exciting variations at Stake.com include Lightning Baccarat, Mini Baccarat and Golden Wealth Baccarat. Become an expert at the game with our how to play Baccarat guide .

Video Poker

Video poker is a mix between table games and slots. Video poker variants are straightforward to play and requires little poker experience to win. You simply need to form the best possible poker hand (typically jacks or better ) with the cards you’re dealt and get one chance to redraw. You’re not playing against other players or the dealer, and each hand offers the following payouts:

  • Jacks or better: 1.00x

  • 2 Pair: 2.00x

  • Three of a kind: 3.00x

  • Straight: 4.00x

  • Flush: 6.00x

  • Full house: 9.00x

  • Four of a kind: 22.00x

  • Straight flush: 60.00x

  • Royal flush: 800.00x

Check out our guide for more information on how to play video poker at Stake.com .

Three-Card Poker

Three-card poker is an online poker game in which you play directly against the dealer. In Triple Card Poker by Evolution Gaming, after placing an ante bet, you and the dealer receive three hole cards. You can also make a pair plus bet if you choose. There are no community cards, instead, the aim here is to beat the dealer with the best possible poker hand with the 3 cards you are given. The following payouts available:

Ante bonus bet:

  • Straight flush – 5:1

  • Three of a kind – 4:1

  • Straight – 1:1

Pair plus bonus bet:

  • Mini royal – 100:1

  • Straight flush – 40:1

  • Three of a kind – 30:1

  • Straight – 5:1

  • Flush – 4:1

  • Pair – 1:1

Texas Hold’em

Texas Hold’em is the most popular poker variation available online. In Evolution Gaming's live Texas Hold’em title, you can place a standard bet and a trips bet in each betting round. Your job is to make a better 5-card poker hand than the dealer, with three betting windows – the turn, the flop, and the reveal. The following payouts are offered if you beat the dealer:

  • Ante bet payouts:

  • Straight – 1:1

  • Flush – 1.5:1

  • Full house – 3:1

  • Four of a kind – 10:1

  • Straight flush – 50:1

  • Royal flush – 500:1

  • Trips bet payouts:

  • Three of a kind – 3:1

  • Straight – 4:1

  • Flush – 7:1

  • Full house – 8:1

  • Four of a kind – 30:1

  • Straight flush – 40:1

  • Royal flush – 50:1

For more Texas Hold’em variations at Stake.com, check out Evolution’s Hold’em lobby and BGaming’s Casino Hold’em . Be sure to read up on our ultimate poker guide for more useful tips and tricks.

Stud Poker

Stud Poker is a five-card poker variation. Again, the aim is to beat the dealer with the best possible hand. However, a jackpot bet is available in this game, allowing you to win a huge progressive jackpot alongside the standard hand payouts. Evolution Gaming has a great poker variation with their Caribbean Stud Poker game.

Other Casino Card Games

Other popular casino card games at Stake.com include titles like Dragon Tiger, Football Studio , and Side Bet City. If you’re new to card games, check out our how-to guides for more information, specifically our articles on how to play live casino games and how to play table games , for more tips and strategies.

How do Casino Card Games Work Online?

In classic table games, the outcomes are determined by random number generators (RNGs), ensuring that the deal is fair and that every hand has a chance of winning.

Thanks to developers like Evolution Gaming, Play’n GO, and Pragmatic Play , live casino games see cards dealt by real-life dealers. The action is then live-streamed via Stake.com to your device, providing a truly immersive online gaming experience.

Casino Card Game Odds, Payouts & House Edges

The odds and payouts for each card game can be found in the game description. It’s always a good idea to look for this information before placing your bets so you know how much you stand to win.

As for the house advantage, you will find that it sits between 0.5% and 2% for most classic card games. The house edge for live dealer card games is slightly higher, often between 2% and 5%. Again, check each game’s house edge before placing your bets.

Casino Card Game Strategies, Tips, & Tricks to Win

Whilst casino card games are often our simplest games, here are some top tips that will help you improve your poker skills and increase your chances of winning with our popular casino games online at Stake.com:

  • Always read the game description of your chosen card game before placing a bet. Whilst often the simplest games, you can find out important information about odds, payouts, and poker rules.

  • Mix things up between first person casino table games and live dealer games to keep things interesting. You can find both types of card games at the Stake Casino.

  • Our general online casino guide contains more helpful tips and tricks to help you place your bets at Stake.com.

  • As well as card games, check out other game types at Stake.com, including game shows , slots , and dice.

  • Please always gamble responsibly and within your means while enjoying your favourite card games.

How to Deposit & Withdraw Funds for Online Casino Card Games

Easily deposit crypto units into your account to play card games by following the steps listed below:

  1. Step 1 - Retrieve your deposit address, located in Wallet > Deposit.

  2. Step 2 - Choose the method that suits your needs. Stake.com supports multiple currencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (Doge), Litecoin (LTC), and others.

  3. Step 3 - Use your deposit address as the ‘send to’ location for your crypto wallet or exchange.

  4. Step 4 (Optional) - If you wish to make a deposit via fiat currency, you can buy crypto for Stake via Moonpay.

Stake.com offers live support to players via our customer support staff for help with issues regarding card games and depositing and withdrawing units.

Moonpay supports multiple payment options, including Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and others, to buy cryptocurrency to play card games. For a full list of supported payment methods, please refer to the Moonpay documentation .

Casino Bonuses, Promotions & VIP Program

Before placing bets on the best games at Stake Casino, always check for the latest promotions and bonuses to boost your bankroll. You can also find out more information about the Stake VIP Club and the member exclusive bonuses and rewards that you can unlock as you enjoy our range of games!