Table games is a term for a range of casino games that includes some of the most popular and well-known games. The drama and suspense of games like blackjack and craps means that they are often shown in movies and on TV, which gives even people who have never played casino games a passing familiarity with them. Naturally, you can play all the most popular table games at Sweepstakes Casinos.

The different types of online sweepstake table games

Table games are a very broad category of casino games that encompasses all games played at a table, including all card games in which you play the house as well as specialized tables like roulette and craps. Some of the more popular table games are these:


Blackjack is a card game in which players take on the dealer in order to build a hand that totals as close to 21 as possible without going over. It is the most popular table game.


Roulette is a game of chance wherein a ball is spun around a numbered wheel and players wager on the outcome. There are 36 numbers and either one or two zeros at casino sweepstakes sites. In Maryland, Ohio, and Nevada, there are tables with three zeros.


Craps is a dice game involving players betting on the outcome of the roll of two dice via a series of different wagers. Most players bet on the Pass Line. With that bet, the player wants to throw a 7 or 11 in the first roll, known as the come out. That wins the Pass Line. A 2, 3, or 12, loses. If the first roll is a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, the player must make the number again before a 7 to win the Pass Line. When the 7 comes first, it loses.


Baccarat is a popular card game where players bet on the outcome of two competing hands attempting to total nine. Cards are worth the face value, except for tens and face cards, which are worth zero points.

Casino Hold’em

Casino Hold’em is a game where the player goes against the house. It is like Texas Hold’em. Two cards are dealt to the player and dealer. A flop is shown. The player decides to raise or fold before seeing the turn and river.

Caribbean Stud Poker

Caribbean Stud Poker is a house game. The dealer and player receive five cards. One dealer card is placed face-up. The player must fold or raise double the ante. There is a progressive jackpot that pays on a dealt royal flush.

Sweepstakes table games: legality and rules in the USA

Sweepstakes Casinos operate their table games under sweepstakes laws in the US, which allows them to legally host the games in 49 states. Players do not play with real money, but with special tokens called coins. No purchase is necessary to acquire coins and certain coins can be exchanged for money.

Tips for playing online Sweepstakes Casino table games

Each table game is different and will require a unique approach. They can all be played in different ways according to your style, but for a complete beginner, we would recommend the following top tips for each game.

Sweepstakes blackjack strategy

Basic blackjack strategy is a mathematically proven way to minimize the house edge in blackjack games. It’s worth reviewing before you play.

Sweepstakes roulette strategy

Different betting systems can be useful in roulette in order to act as a stop loss or bankroll management tool for the game.

Sweepstakes craps strategy

The best craps strategy is to start every roll with a pass or don’t pass bet and follow this with a free odds bet once the point is set.

Sweepstakes baccarat strategy

The main tip for baccarat is to avoid betting on the draw, as it has the worst expected value of the three betting options.

Can I play Sweepstakes Casino table games for free?

Sweepstakes Casinos must offer coins for free under sweepstakes laws. When you sign up, you’ll receive coins for free and you can acquire more coins by completing promotions and earning bonuses. You will also receive free Sweeps Coins when you buy Gold Coins.

Online Sweepstakes table games terms every player should know

If you’ve never played table games at an online casino before then it can feel like there’s a lot to learn. Fortunately, all the table games are fairly straightforward and you shouldn’t feel too overwhelmed. Here’s a few terms you need to know for each game to help you out.

Hit, split, double, stand (blackjack)

There are four main actions to take in blackjack after being dealt your hand: hit (draw a new card), split (turn a pair of identical cards into two hands), double (double your bet for one further card), or stand (take no further action).

Pass line and other bets (craps)

There are far too many Craps bets to explain in a short article section, but a pass line is the first number rolled. If it isn’t a 7 or 11 (these win) or a 2, 3 or 12 (these lose) then the number rolled becomes “the point” and must be rolled again before a 7 to win.

Inside bets, outside bets (roulette)

There are two main kinds of bets in roulette. Inside bets are those placed on the interior of the table, on individual numbers or groups of numbers. Outside bets are those placed on large categories of numbers such as odd/even or red/black.

Banker, player (baccarat)

Baccarat involves betting on which of two hands will win, and these two hands are known as the banker and the player. The player does not have to bet on the “player” hand and can back the banker.

What is the difference between Sweepstakes Casino table games and real money online table games?

The key difference is that Sweepstakes Casino table games are not played with real money, but traditional online casino table games are. At a Sweepstakes Casino, you play with coins, and you do not have to purchase anything in order to take part. This is how Sweepstakes Casinos can operate legally in every US state except for Washington state.