Casino Games - Blackjack  Blackjack is also referred to as twenty-one. This game involves comparing cards, where players compete against the dealer rather than against each other. The game can be played with 52 to 416 cards depending on the number of decks used. The increased number of cards is increasingly used to combat card counting (a technique that has been used by individuals and groups of blackjack players in the past to nudge the probability of winning in their favor).

Each player is given two cards either face down or face up depending on the casino. The aim of the game is to reach a score of 21 with the initial two cards or achieve final scores higher than the dealer’s but  exceeded 21. Players can also win by letting the dealer draw cards til their hand exceeds 21.

Over the years, the game has evolved and also inspired the invention of variations. Advanced players have particularly been known to flock to the game since card counting is possible. A player with the ability to mark what cards have been used can also place their wager accordingly and avoid losing as often. Casino have stamped out this behaviour for the most part and as such maintain a slight edge (on account that you are required to beat rather than draw with the banker/dealer).  Blackjack is a very popular casino game that’s easy for beginners to pick up, so does not intimidate casino goers in the same way that poker sometimes can.

Baden-Baden Casino, Germany  As the oldest casino in Europe, the Casino Baden-Baden is not just a gambling venue but a historical site as well. The casino was first opened in the early 1800’s as a spa and gambling location only for the rich with a strict dress code.

The casino invites visitors for a tour around the oldest casino floor in the whole of Europe. Mornings are dedicated to such tours and the tables are calm like elegant relics of a time past. In the afternoon when the floor is finally open for gaming, the casino quickly fills to capacity with avid gambling fans looking for classical casino gaming. The dress code here requires the men to turn up in a jacket and tie. Those without a jacket can get one from the casino at a fee. It’s a spectacular setting and you’re expected to make an effort.

In an effort to preserve the sophisticated nature of the casino, classical board games are separated from slot machines. You will not need a jacket to play the slot machines but smart casual attire is encouraged. A visit to Baden-Baden in Germany is an unforgettable experience. It’s a place that incorporates both class and architectural beauty into a memorable casino experience.

Casino Games - Pachinko  Pachinko is a game that can be played at your many arcades or casinos. The game, which originates from Japan, is a form of vertical pinball. Pachinko combines slots and pinball to give a hybrid form of the two and is very famous in the country. Though gambling for money is prohibited in Japan, Pachinko is reported to employ more people than any of the top five car manufacturers.

Pachinko has traditionally been run by Korean Japanese who could not make it to the traditional workforce. Having faced discrimination since the end of World War II, Korean Japanese endeavored to find other ways of making a living and running Pachinko machines was the most successful of them all.

The Japanese spend a not insignificant amount of their leisure time at Pachinko parlors. Within the game, all a player has to do is drop as many silver balls as they can into a middle scoring hole. The player shoots the balls into the machine by turning a wheel, so there is an aspect of skill to the game. The balls bounce down pins before dropping into the middle hole.

Since Pachinko parlors operate in a legal grey area, converting your winnings into cold hard cash is not as easy. The parlor instead gives players tokens with the prizes they have won. These tokens can then be redeemed for cash. If for instance a player wins 200 caps, they can exchange this for money at a prize exchange shop located near the parlor.Pachinko can be an exciting and addictive  game to play since there are so many permutations. The game is also popular in US casinos.

Caesar's Palace Casino, Las Vegas  Ceaser’s Palace is one of the landmark buildings in the Las Vegas strip. It is located near both The Bellagio and The Mirage. Though the hotel and casino is more than 50 years old now, you won’t be able to tell by looking at it. The Casino has maintained its very high standards from a time when it was one of the first mega resorts in the Las Vegas strip.

The hotel complex has exchanged owners a few times over the years and is currently owned by Vici Properties and run by Caesars Entertainment. Often with three to four events running at the same time, this casino and hotel is constantly buzzing with excitement and activity. Boxing matches and music extravaganzas as well as gambling tournaments are a trademark of Caesars Palace. Some of the biggest boxing matches in the history of the sport have been held there. Sugar Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns in 1981, Thomas Hearns vs Marvin Hagler in 1985, the list goes on.

Understandably, there is plenty of accommodation at Caesars Palace. This is owing to the 3,976 suites and rooms available for guests. Caesars Palace is known for attracting legions of casual casino goers as well as the hghest of the high rollers. Players can  enjoy the 24 hour poker room spanning 4,500 square feet. It really is an awe inspiring environment to enter into.