Scratch cards are arguably one of the oldest form of lottery style gambling there is. Scratch cards differ by company or casino and are sometimes directly tied to a lottery. Other scratch cards are self contained games with a set number of prizes on offer. These tickets have a waterproof coating that players scratch to reveal whether they have won a prize. The scratch cards are bought from authorized vendors which may range from supermarkets to lottery stands, newspaper stands and casinos.
Tickets can win players an assortment of prizes, including small prizes or large sums of money into the millions. Sometimes, the instant win ticket may reveal your win or loss immediately after scratching and sometimes there might be a game to play, like matching symbols or using a lucky number to combine with a set of other numbers.
Scratch games are purely based on chance rather than any aspects of strategy. The likelihood that you may win the smallest prizes is of course more likely than one of the major prizes (of which there are typically far fewer on offer). Winning the actual jackpot is a very rare event, just as it is with any large scale game of chance.
Caribbean stud poker is played in a similar manner to 5-card poker though in this case the players play against the house, whereas most poker games have players betting against each other. The game is relatively new to the gambling world even though it is not clearly defined who actually came up with it. The main aim for developing the game is, however, known to be so that casinos could encourage players to play more card games. Card games are a lucrative aspect of gambling for casino venues around the world.
In Caribbean Stud Poker, players place the ante wager before any cards are dealt and no more bets can be placed once the dealer says “no more bets.” Each player is dealt five cards facing down and players are not allowed to discuss their hands. The dealer is also dealt their cards, in this case four cards which he/she completes by adding one more card for themselves. Players can fold if they have a low chance of winning in which case, the ante wager is lost. Those who continue the game then place a second wager called the raise, which is twice that of the ante wager. The dealer then compares cards and the players with a card combination that beats the dealer’s cards win.
Players are always encouraged to play on if they have a pair in their first set of cards or a hand higher than this. Players are not allowed to announce their hand since this would decrease the house edge.