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Casino Card Games Everyone Should Know

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Do you know how to play the most iconic, rewarding, and popular casino games? Surely you thought of roulette and slots first, but you might be surprised how much more lucrative and exciting playing card games can be. 

Ok, we understand that poker takes a lot longer to learn and master than blackjack. But out of this list of the top casino card games, it’s definitely a favorite of players all around the world. Card games generally tend to challenge us a little more than the other games like slots and roulette. Perhaps that’s the reason why players who love blackjack or baccarat usually stick to them. 

Some card games are based mostly on luck, but the ones that challenge you are a lot of fun as well. Here are the classic card games you’ll find in every casino, including online at sites like 888 Casino.

Blackjack – The World’s Favorite Casino Card Game

The blackjack table is usually crowded when you visit a casino, that’s because blackjack players understand what they can gain. Blackjack has the highest return to player rate out of all the table games. Roughly 99.7% of all the money the casino earns from blackjack goes back to players!

Moreover, with blackjack, you can choose from several different variants, so even if you are a pro, you don’t need to feel bored. Plus, it’s so easy to play that within minutes you can learn how to master basic blackjack strategy. 

Baccarat

In some parts of the world, baccarat is the most popular game of all. For example, casinos in Asia count baccarat at their number one source of revenue. There is something inherently glamorous about the game of baccarat which makes it popular with elite patrons. 

However, you don’t need to be wealthy to play the game or to have a good chance of winning. You’ll find games of baccarat at all betting levels, especially online where you can play numerous variations. 

Video Poker

Since traditional poker games are sort in a class of their own, we decided to recommend video poker instead. Video poker is much easier to enjoy in an online casino, and much less intimidating to pick up than regular poker. 

Like slots, you play video poker at a machine instead of a table. And choosing the right games of video poker means you can get better payouts than regular poker or even blackjack. With video poker, you can draw cards and earn winnings at 99.5% or higher!

Other Games Worth Mentioning

We went over the main choices for card games above, but you might find a few others at most casinos. For instance, Pontoon and Red Dog are two other popular choices that players love. Both of them offer you a thrilling and lucrative chance to win good money.

Another important point to mention is that you don’t necessarily need to play the above games for real money. It’s always worth it to try free games until you learn all of the rules.

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Launch of First Ever XDB/ZUSD Pairing Announced to Support Global Gaming Industry

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The XDB Foundation has recently announced the first pairing of XDB with the new Zytara Dollar  (ZUSD) on global cryptocurrency markets. The Biki cryptocurrency exchange will be one of the first platforms to provide access to the XDB/ZUSD trading pair.

“We are really excited to see the debut listing of the XDB/ZUSD trading pair,” says Michael Gord, the XDB Foundation’s Managing Director,  “Asia-Pacific accounts for a significant portion of the global gaming community, almost 50%, and BiKi is perfectly situated to support this geography.  We’re really happy to welcome them into our partnership ecosystem.”

The protocol layer blockchain DigitalBits is designed to support branded stablecoins and other branded currencies across a variety of use cases, offering crucial support to the global esports industry. The platform solves many of the issues involved in global tournament prize payouts, as well as enabling around the clock real-time payment transfers and global monetization of in-game currencies. Developers will also be able to create programmable incentives for gamers, therefore increasing fan engagement. 

Issued by a regulated financial institution, the ZUSD is designed as currency for the future of the gaming and esports industry and beyond. The programmable dollar moves anywhere in the world at the speed of the Internet, and is redeemable…

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.

Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.

The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.

NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more.

NFTs are already being actively traded in markets globally. For…

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Should Crypto Projects Devote Resources to Community Growth and Marketing?

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2020 has been an incredible year for crypto as investors have generated windfall profits and crypto projects have seen their businesses gain the spotlight they’ve been looking for.  While Bitcoin has received most of the attention after major institutional investors announced they were accumulating the increasingly scarce asset, many altcoins have also seen their fair share of glory.  When looking at all the big winners of the past year, the first project that probably comes to mind is Chainlink, having appreciated by more than 550% YTD and now valued at over $4.5 billion.  But, the actual biggest winner of the year is HEX with a YTD return of over 5,000%.

I mention both of the above projects as they have each taken slightly different paths to achieve greatness.  Chainlink has devoted resources toward building a fundamentally sound business with many strategic partnerships while HEX has spent vast sums of money on marketing and promotion.  Both approaches are valid, but one thing is certain, it is absolutely imperative for crypto projects to let the crypto community know what makes them special.  Of course, one of the reasons that makes crypto so valuable is the powerful blockchain technology that most projects are utilizing.

Cryptocurrency vs. Blockchain Technology

It’s important to make a distinction between blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.  Although they are often used interchangeably, they are different.  Blockchain technology and crypto were both created after the 2008 financial crisis, but cryptocurrency…

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