Get ready to place your bets ladies and gentlemen, because we are going to be taking a look at some of the hottest card games of 2020! Whether you’re a fan of the Casino or you’ve been staving off the pandemic and taking your bets to the online realm of gaming we’ll be covering what’s trending now.
Poker will always remain one of the most beloved card games to beginners and professionals alike. It’s simplicity to learn but complexity to master makes it wildly popular to folks eager to lay down some chips and take a risk. It’s a game that combines the elements of luck and skill In a way that few other games successfully do. The game is globally recognizable and played literally everywhere. There are millions of places to play both in live casinos or online. Variants such as 3 card poker, 5 card stud and Texas Hold’em have prolonged the enduring appeal and have kept Poker high on the list of popular card games in 2020.
Blackjack or 21 is a game rooted in simplicity. It’s a game of simple math. You have 52 cards and 4 suits. You need to be the closest to 21 against your dealer by drawing two or more cards. Unlike poker where players rack up quite a few cards on their play area, blackjack is played with just a few cards at a time making it a favorite among minimalists. Its allure and appeal is found in its strategy and the sweat-on-the-back-of -your-neck inducing moments right before each flip of a card. Spanish 21 and Free Bet Blackjack remain popular variants to this timeless game.
Another simplistic yet wildly addictive game that is seeing a huge surge in popularity this year is the “Higher or Lower” card game. Also known as HI-LO, this game is easy to learn, simple and engaging, difficult to master, and built upon simple mathematics.
Similar to Blackjack in the sense that it’s a game that uses just a couple cards at a time, the higher or lower card game is all about numbers. First, a bet is made, then a card is drawn face-up for the player and the dealer to see. Next, the player guesses whether the next drawn card will be higher or lower than the face-up card. If the player chooses correctly then they win, The beauty of this game and probably a major reason behind its increasing popularity is that the player doesn’t have to learn a complex list of rules to immediately jump in, start playing and start winning.
Rummy has been enjoying enduring popularity. It’s a game that draws players that enjoy making sets and streaks and competing against others for a winning score. Variants such as Gin and 500 offer different scoring systems but ultimately the game is about competitively stacking up the highest score and strategically building your streaks and sets from the same drawing pool as the other players. It’s a childhood favorite of many that stands the test of time. Live Casinos don’t offer rummy as an available game to play as it is a game of skill. Some online casinos have tweaked the rules a bit and have offered it to their players. It’s also just a great game to play among friends on a rainy day, road trip, or camping excursion.
Baccarat is a game of chance. In short, it involves the player placing their bet on either their hand or the dealer’s hand (the banker). The dealer or banker then draws two cards per hand. The goal is to bet on the hand that is closest to 9. if the two cards equal more than 9 then the first digit is dropped. For example, a score of 14 would be scored as 4. Royal cards and 10 both equal zero and Ace equals one. This game isn’t for the faint of heart or for those that want more skill involvement as it is largely a game of luck.
Hopefully, we mentioned one of your favorites. May the odds be in your favor and as always, good luck out there!