Games rules

Let’s start with the rules of a casino. Even in Las Vegas, you will be asked for your ID to cash out your winnings. At home, you’ll need to show it when you enter. You can’t play or even enter a casino without proving your identity.

The same applies to online casinos: although registration is quick and easy, you will be asked for proof of identity and residence before you can cash in your winnings. Rest assured, these documents are only required once when you make your first withdrawal.

Let’s move on to the rules of gambling. It’s important to know the rules of casino gambling before you bet real money. The same is true with online casinos, it is very important to know and master the basic rules.

Below you will find the rules of the most popular games you can play at Casino The Common Market. 

Playing European Blackjack

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European Blackjack is one of the most common versions of Blackjack and owes its popularity in part to the fact that it has only two full decks of 52 cards.

Some other versions of Blackjack have more cards available in the deck, but as with all card games, the fewer decks shuffled in the deck, the lower the house edge.

The basic rule of European Blackjack is fixed and is the same in all casinos. Here are the standard rules for all European Blackjack games:

  • European Blackjack always uses two 52-card decks in the shoe
  • The dealer does not search for Blackjack
  • Blackjack’s odds are set at 3:2
  • Dealer’s Blackjack always trumps any other hand by a total of 21
  • Dealer stands on a 17
  • You can only double on a double pair of 9s, 10s or 11s
  • You cannot double if you split your hand
  • You can only split a pair once
  • You can only split cards of the same face value: 10 and 10, queen and queen, not queen and jack
  • Aces cannot be split again
  • Insurance is available when the dealer’s active card is an Ace
  • No surrender possible

European Blackjack is considered to be player-friendly due to the fact that it is played with two packs of cards and therefore it is easier for players who are adept at mental counting to remember which cards are left.

Slot Machine Secrets

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This may sound obvious, but it’s worth saying: don’t just jump on the first machine that comes along because the music is nice, the theme is appealing, or for any other reason that doesn’t change your chances of winning.

While it’s important to find a machine you feel good about, the profitability of the game is just as important, so take the time to examine the volatility to payout ratio.

So to get to the bottom of the slot machines, here are some important points:

The type of slot: the volatility of the machines – that is, their ability to deliver big wins at widely spaced times or small wins at more regular intervals – is a parameter that comes into play, as is the presence of a fixed or progressive jackpot, or the number of pay lines, which can range from one to several hundred.

Bonus features: It is obviously more interesting to play a machine that offers free spins, bonus features, and other advantages that increase your chances without having to bet more money.

Play for Fun Money: It may be frustrating to win a virtual jackpot, but it’s also very helpful to know how the one-armed bandit you are about to feed with real money works!

European Roulette

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There are many versions of European Roulette online but the basic rules are similar for all of them, except for the table limits or the betting limits.

European Roulette has 37 slots, numbered from 1 to 36 + a 0 (zero) slot, unlike its little sister, American Roulette, which has an extra slot, the double 00. As you will have understood, one less square means more chances of winning, with a higher probability of winning to the advantage of the player.

The aim of the game is to guess which number the roulette ball will land on. You can place your bet on the game board with different betting options:

  • Red or Black, Even or Odd, Half -> 1 time the bet
  • Numbers from 1 to 18 or 19 to 36
  • A full number (e.g. 36 – zero can also be bet) -> 35 times the bet
  • Cross bet (on 3 numbers at the same time by placing chips on the dividing line) -> 11 times the bet
  • Square bet (on the centre of 4 numbers forming a square) -> 8 times the bet
  • Sixain bet (on 6 numbers) -> 5 times the bet
  • One column bet -> 2 times the bet
  • Straddle bet (two numbers at the same time by placing the chip on the dividing line) -> 17 times the bet

As you can see, it is always possible to use your own martingale to try to increase your winnings, the betting possibilities are numerous and European roulette players often have their own way of playing in order to win the jackpot. The winnings can quickly become significant as you can mix different types of bets for each draw.

Online Craps

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Craps is a dice game where players can bet on the outcome of one or more rolls of the dice.

The playing field is quite impressive. The game may seem complicated at first because of this, but in fact, the table is mirrored in half so that players can bet wherever they are without having to move around the table.

Online versions of Craps usually only show one-half of the table to simplify the display.

A game of Craps requires that one player is in charge of rolling the dice, called the “Ponte”. There are two phases to a game of Craps:

  • The initial roll of the dice called the Come Out Roll
  • The rolls that follow the initial roll, called the Point.

Players place their bets on the Craps table to predict the outcome of the roll.

Live Baccarat

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Baccarat is not as famous as blackjack or roulette, so we’ll remind you of the rules, without going into too much detail.

In a game, a person has the option of betting on the bank, the player, or on a tie.

Two cards are dealt to the player and the bank, and possibly a third depending on the outcome of the first two cards. The side that comes closest to 9 points wins.

The 10, jack, queen, and king are worth no points, while the other cards are worth their face value and the ace is worth one point. If the total of the two cards is greater than 9, for example, 12 points, only the unit is kept, i.e. 2.

If you bet on the right side (player or banker), you double your bet. A tie allows you to multiply your bet by 8. With €10 played, a tie gives you €80 + €10 of your initial bet.

In some cases, it is possible to draw a third card, especially when the total of the two cards is neither 8 nor 9. Please refer to the complete rules of this game to know all about it.

Texas Hold'em Poker

Texas Hold'em Poker

The most famous online poker game is Texas Hold’em Poker, in which the player only holds two cards. This online poker is very popular because it requires a lot of concentration and strategy to learn how to win at poker. There are 4 rounds to this game:

Pre-flop: This one takes place before the flop. Here you only have your 2 cards dealt by the dealer. You can choose not to bet in this round, call the player with the biggest blind by betting as much as he does or raise by betting more chips than he does.

The Flop: The first 3 cards are revealed. In this round, you do not have to bet, but you will have to call the player with the highest bet to continue. As with the preflop, you can also bet more than the other players to discourage them from continuing or to encourage them to call. Your goal here is not to have the best hand, but to learn how to win at poker by making it look like you have the best hand.

The Turn: The fourth card is revealed on the turn. This round is played in the same way as the flop.

The River: The River is the last round where you can bet. The fifth and final card in the middle is revealed. You can choose to bet or call the player with the highest bet. This round is the one that requires the most concentration, as you will also have to remember the behaviour of the players in the previous rounds.

At the end of the round, the player who has the best possible combination of 5 cards between his or her 2 cards in hand and the 5 cards in the centre will be declared the winner. The winner of a round will receive all the bets made during the round. In the event of a tie, the pot is split between the winners.