Games & Instructions

Casino Knights provide three different casino gaming tables as part of our service – Blackjack, Poker and Roulette.

If you aren’t sure how to play any of these games, please don’t worry. Our experienced croupiers will always be available to explain the rules.
However, to help encourage people, we have compiled brief introductions to the basics of each game.

Please click on a link to learn a little more about each of the following casino games:

Blackjack

If you have ever played the card games Pontoon or 21, the basic principles of Blackjack will already be familiar to you.
The objective of Blackjack is to beat the Dealer’s hand by attempting to get the total value of your hand to be as close to 21 as possible – without going over 21.

Basic Instructions

Place the number of chips you wish to bet in the outlined box on the Blackjack table in front of you. All players must place their chips before play can begin.

The Dealer will deal two cards to each player and one to themselves. All cards are dealt face up.

All picture cards (Jack, Queen, King) are valued 10. Aces are valued as either 1 or 11 depending on your preference.

The Dealer will then offer each player the option of drawing more cards on their hand. Remember, the object of the game is to get as close to 21 in total as you can without going over – commonly known as going ‘bust’.

If you would like a card to increase the total value of your hand, either tap the table or say “card please”. If you do not want any more cards, simply say “stay” or “no cards”.

If you draw cards with a total value of more than 21 you will be ‘bust’ and have lost – even if the Dealer subsequently goes over 21 as well.

When every player is satisfied with their hand (or are bust!), the Dealer draws one or more cards for themselves. The Dealer has to take cards up to a total of 16 and cannot take any more cards once their total reaches 17 or more.

If the Dealer has the same hand as you, a ‘tied hand’ or ‘stand off’ is called and no-one wins or loses.

If there is no stand off, winning bets are paid even money. However, if you achieve ‘Blackjack’ (your first two dealt cards total 21), you receive paid odds of 3 to 2.

Poker

The game of Poker is played with a single deck of cards and – as with Blackjack – all players bet against the Dealer.

The objective is to beat the Dealer’s hand by making the best possible poker hand using your five cards. There are no opportunities to change or discard your cards at any time – the cards you are initially dealt are the cards with which you must bet against the Dealer.

Basic Instructions

The game begins with each player putting a bet into the ‘ante’ box on the gaming table.

The Dealer then deals five cards to each player, face down, and five cards to himself, the last one face up. At this point, players can check their cards.

Once you have looked at your cards, you have two choices – to ‘fold’ or to ‘bet’.

If you choose to fold, your ‘ante’ (initial stake) is surrendered to the Dealer.

Alternately, if you decide to continue, you must place a bet in the corresponding ‘raise’ box on the table. This ‘raise’ must be exactly twice the value of the ante – no more, no less. You must also place your cards face down in the raise box and refrain from touching them until the end of that particular game.

The Dealer then shows the remainder of his cards. The Dealer ‘qualifies’ for play if his hand has a minimum of an Ace and a King, or higher. Each player’s hand is then shown and judged against the Dealer’s hand to see whether they are a winner or not.

If a player beats the Dealer, the ante is paid off at even money and the bet is paid off at the house odds (e.g. Royal Flush, 100 to 1, see table below for complete list).

If the Dealer fails to get an Ace and a King, or higher, he doesn’t ‘qualify’. All players are then paid even money to only their ‘ante’ box, regardless of their hand and without having to show their cards. The raise bet will remain untouched.

Royal Flush Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10 – all of the same suit. 100 to 1
Straight Flush Five of the same suit, in sequence (e.g. 5 to Ace). 50 to 1
Four of a Kind Any four cards of the same value (e.g. four Aces or four 2s). Four Aces beats four Kings, and so on. 20 to 1
Full House Three of a Kind plus two of a kind (a Pair). If two players have a Full House, the highest Three of a Kind wins. 8 to 1
Flush Five cards of the same suit. If there are two Flushes, the highest card wins. 6 to 1
Straight Five cards in sequence but using different suits. When two Straights are held, the highest card wins. 4 to 1
Three of a Kind Any three cards of the same value. Similar to Four of a Kind. 3 to 1
Two Pairs Two cards of the same value, plus another two cards of the same value. 2 to 1
Pair Two cards of the same value. 1 to 1

In the absence of any of the above combinations, the highest card (High Card) wins and pays odds of 1 to 1.

Roulette

Roulette is played with a Roulette Wheel with 37 numbers – 18 in red, 18 in black and the zero – marked around its edge.
After bets are placed by positioning chips on the Roulette Table, the Dealer spins the wheel in one direction while spinning the ball in the other. Where the ball eventually rests in relation to the numbers determines who wins.

Basic Instructions

Ask the croupier for chips to the value you wish to play with. You will be given a certain colour or design which will identify your bets from those of the other players.

Place the chips you would like to bet on the Roulette table. There are various combinations you may adopt, each of which are detailed below:

KEY
A Straight Up 35 to 1
B Split 17 to 1
C Street 11 to 1
D Corner 8 to 1
E Six Line 5 to 1
F Column 2 to 1
G Dozen 2 to 1
H 1st Four 8 to 1
I 3 Numbers 11 to 1
J Even Chances 1 to 1
K Split Column 1 to 2
L Split Dozen 1 to 2

Example Roulette Table

When all bets are placed, the Dealer spins the ball which will eventually drop into one of the numbers (0 to 36).

At this point, the chips for all losing bets are removed from the table by the croupier.

Any winning chips remain on the table and are paid at the odds detailed in the key above.

Following payout, all winning chips are left on the table ready for the next spin unless you choose to remove them.