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Everything You Need to Know about Casino Dartboards

Casino dartboards were resigned as a thing of the past, much like the former favourite pastime of bingo. But thanks to the wonders of the internet, both of these classics have been making a bit of a comeback. It seems as though people are seeking out classic casino dartboards, mostly the iconic Winmau Casino 301 Dartboard, to get a taste of nostalgia and enjoy the thrills of the unique game once more.

Mass access to the internet has allowed for the old to be rediscovered and for people seeking another way to game to find the solution. The most striking example of this is with online casino games. While slot games continue to evolve and table games have gone live, the internet has also allowed for quirkier, more niche games to be found. Take Dunder, one of the best responsible casinos, for example; the website has all of the regular online casino games as well as novelty titles like Super Bonus Bingo, Big Break Scratch Card, Premier Racing, and Enchanted Woods which don’t fit the category of any regular casino section.

More people want to discover or rediscover the joys of casino dartboards, so in this piece, you can find out exactly what they are, general casino dartboard rules, and some great casino dartboard games.

 

Appearance and general rules of the casino dartboard

While a few different forms of casino dartboards were made, the Winmau Casino 301 Dartboard is the most recognisable and can be used for many different casino dartboard games. In appearance, it looks like a standard dartboard with all of the numbers in the right places but rocking red and black colouration. However, above the double ring sits a white space featuring two playing card values. For example, above the number 20 sits a two of hearts and a three of spades, whereas to the left of the number 14 sits an ace of spades and an ace of hearts.

The general casino dartboard rules apply to all recognised forms of casino dartboard games. The first rule is that the white space featuring card values isn’t used in play: instead, the colour that the dart hits on the regular board dictates which of the card values it has struck. When setting up, it’s the player who throws closest to the bull who chooses which player goes first.

 

Fun casino dartboard games

There are many different casino dartboard games with their own casino dartboard rules based on the general rules. A popular one is Three Dart Brag, in which players shoot three darts to get the highest hand value in total. Poker darts is very similar but with some choice involved. After throwing your first hand of three darts, you can remove as many as you want to re-throw in the hopes of landing a better winning combination per the rules of three-card poker.

If you can get your hands on a casino dartboard, it makes for a great game.

Winmau Casino 301 Dartboard

 

 

Casino Dartboard Scoring Areas

Casino Dartboard Scoring Areas

 

General Rules - Applicable to all Casino Dartboard Games

  1. Games are not played on the white face of the cards. (Outside the double ring). This is only distinguishes what card and suit red and black is. This is, red sectors are always Hearts or Diamonds and the Black sectors are always Spades or Clubs.
  2. Player Closest to the bull may choose to throw first or last.
  3. Players decide which skill level to play before every game. In some cases there is only one level. Players may also change betting stakes or winning levels prior to any game.
      - HALF DECK: Games are only played on the inner singles & their trebles and also the outer singles of the cards 3 and 5 and their doubles.
      - FULL DECK: Includes entire board (Inner & Outer singles, trebles and double rings).
  4. Use score boards at all times to avoid disputes!

 

 

3 Dart Brag

AIM:

Similar to Poker but players only get 3 cards to ‘brag’ the highest hand. It’s harder than it seems.

 

RULES:

1. 3 cards make a ‘hand’.
2. Hands must be made up separate cards i.e. not the same suit.
3. Only 3 darts may be thrown per hand.
4. Players tied re-throw to decide the winner.

 

WINNING COMBINATIONS (In Order):

1. Three of a kind
2. Running flush
3. A run
4. A flush
5. A pair

 

SKILL LEVELS:

1. Novice: Played on the full deck

2. Semi Skilled: Played on half deck (see general rules) 3 of a kind maybe of the same suit..

3. Skilled: Played on doubles and trebles only.

 

SCORING & BETTING:

1. Each player starts with 20 chips, with each hand worth 5.
2. Winner takes players losing chips and adds them to their total. Losers deduct their losing chips from their total.
3. Play to 9, 11 or 13 rounds / or last man standing.

Baccarat

AIM:

Players throw 2 or 3 darts to get a total score of 9, or as close to nine as possible in order to beat their opponents.

 

RULES:

1. Ace = 1, court cards & 10 = 0, sport cards = face value, bulls excluded.
2.Basic Baccarat rules apply, i.e. when any 2 cards are hit they are added together. If this gives a score greater than 9 i.e. 7 and 8 =15, players always drop the first digit to give a single digit figure, so 15 becomes 5.
3.A natural 8 or 9 is obtained by throwing ones first dart in the treble 8 or 9. Once a natural is obtained the player dos not throw the second dart. A natural 9 beats all, however a natural 8 beats a 2 card 9 i.e. 9 + 10.
4.If players first 2 darts land in a scoring area, they may ‘stick’ or choose to throw a 3rd dart. If however either or both darts don’t land in a scoring area, a in a scoring area a player must continue to re-throw i.e. a player may not ‘stick’ on 1 dart.
5.Scoring cards must be different suit.
6.Players tied, re-throw to decide the winner.

 

SKILL LEVELS:

1. Novice: Played on the full deck

2. Semi Skilled: Played on half deck (see general rules).

3. Skilled: Played on a full deck, 1 dart being a double or treble. Natural 8 – 9 1st 2 darts in treble.

 

SCORING & BETTING:

1. Each player starts with 20 chips, with each hand worth 5.
2. Winner takes players losing chips and adds them to their total. Losers deduct their losing chips from their total.
3. Play to 9, 11 or 13 rounds / or last man standing.

BLACKJACK -21

AIM:

Each player throws a maximum of 3 darts, to score 21 without ‘busting’, while also trying to beat their opponents.

 

RULES:

1. Ace = 1 or 11, court cards = 10, spot cards = face value.
2. Players can ‘stick’ at any stage of their throw.
3. A player busts when he exceeds 21
4. A blackjack consists of an Ace and 10pt cards (see skill levels below) with first 2 darts.
5. Scoring cards must be a different suit.
6. Out of bounds and bulls results in zero
7. Players tied, re-throw to decide the winner.

 

SCORING & BETTING:

1. Each player starts with 20 chips, with each hand worth 5.
2. Winner takes players losing chips and adds them to their total. Losers deduct their losing chips from their total.
3. Play to 9, 11 or 13 rounds / or last man standing.

 

SKILL LEVELS:

1. Novice: Played on the full deck, for blackjack 1 dart must be a treble or double.

2. Semi Skilled: Played on half deck (see general rules) blackjack must have 1 treble.

3. Skilled: Played on a full deck; all darts must be a treble and / or double; blackjack must have 2 trebles. If a player throws a 3rd dart it must be treble or double otherwise it’s an automatic bust.

 

SCORING & BETTING:

1. Each player starts with 20 chips, with each hand worth 5.
2. Winner takes players losing chips and adds them to their total. Losers deduct their losing chips from their total.
3. Play to 9, 11 or 13 rounds / or last man standing.

Bridge

AIM:

Can be played as an individual game of 2 players or as a teams game. Players throw darts to win tricks by ‘following suits’ and throwing higher ranking cards than the opposing players.

 

RULES:

1. The first dart thrown by the ‘leader’ must be a card between 1 and 9. Players must follow suit and throw the next highest card. The bullseye is the trump card and may be played at any time to win the tick.
2. Trumps beats trump.
3. A player who fails to follow suit has reneged. If there are only two players the player who has reneged loses the trick. With teams, the other player on the opponents card. Whoever wins the trick plays first to the next trick. Every trick taken by either side scores one point. The side that scores 11 points first wins the match.
4. If the leader ‘fouls’ (does not hit a valid area), the trick is lost. If both players land on the same card, the second player’s card is lower.

 

SKILL LEVELS:

1. Novice: 1 of 2 darts in card

2. Semi Skilled: 2 of 2 darts in card

3. Skilled: Played on doubles and triples only 1 of 2 darts in card.

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AIM:

You know the words most popular dice game! Bet you can throw snake eyes, bet they can’t. Bet on naturals, craps and the Big 8. It’s all here but luck is now coupled with skill.

 

RULES:

1. Players must call their bet before they throw.
2. Players may throw up to 3 darts to win their bet.
3. Played on the number ring 1 – 12 only.

 

SKILL LEVELS:

1. Novice: N/A

2. Semi Skilled: N/A

3. Skilled: Played on half deck (see general rules). Snake eyes and double 6 still played on doubles – 2 darts in; Big 6 – 2 darts in treble 6; Big 8 – 3 darts in treble 8.

 

SCORING & BETTING:

1. Players start with 20 chips. A lost bet incurs a 5 chip deduction. A winning bet accrues chips according to the table below.
2. At any time before an opponents throw players may place even money side bet of 5 chips that the thrower will ‘win’ or ‘lose’ their bet.
3. First to 200 chips or last man standing wins.

BET DARTS IN TO WIN CHIPS WON
Win or loseA bet on thrower to win or lose his bet 5
Under 7 and over 7 1 dart in a No. 1 – 6 & 8 – 12 10
4, 6, 8, or 10 the hard way 2 darts in a No. 2, 3, 4 or 5 15
Any 72 darts to make any combination of 7 20
The natural1 dart in a No.7 & 11 25
Craps1 dart in No’s 2, 3 & 12 35
Snake Eyes or Double 6 1 dart in double 1 or 6 50
Big 61 dart in treble 6 70
Big 82 darts in treble 8 100

Dartkeno

AIM:

Grab a ‘Scorecard’; pick some numbers and you be judge and jury of your winnings before your opponents beat you to it.

 

RULES:

1. Played on single ring 1 – 20, double ring 2 – 40 and treble ring 3 -60 according to skill level. i.e. Card 2 No. 8 = Double 4. Card 2 No.9 =Treble 3.
2. Players choose 5, 10 or 15 numbers from a card below according to their skill level and write them on the score board.
3. Players take turns (three darts, max 3 balls) to ’spot’ their balls crossing them of the board one by one, in no particular order.
4. First player to ‘stop’ all their balls wins.

 

SKILL LEVELS:

1. Novice: Played on Singles only

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2. Semi Skilled: Played on Doubles only

Card 1

3. Skilled: Played on Trebles only

Card 1

Pokerdarts

AIM:

As in Poker, the aim of Pokerdarts is to ‘stick’ on what you judge to be a winning hand.

 

RULES:

1. Each player may have 2 throws (2 sets of 3 darts). After their first throw they may remove and re-throw 1,2 or all 3 darts to better their hand.
2. Darts not removed must remain in the board until the players turn is over.
3. If a tied hand occurs, the tied players re-throw only one set of darts to decide the

 

WINNING COMBINATIONS (In Order):

  1. Royal flush on trebles
  2. Nine of a kind
  3. Straight flush on trebles
  4. Eight of a kind
  5. Flush on trebles
  6. Straight on trebles
  7. Treble three of a kind
  8. Treble full house
  9. Seven of a kind
  10. Royal flush on doubles
  11. Straight flush on doubles
  12. Flush on doubles
  13. Straight on doubles
  14. Double full house
  1. Double three of a kind
  2. Six of a kind
  3. Three pair
  4. Five of a kind
  5. Full House
  6. Four of a kind
  7. Two pair
  8. Royal flush
  9. Straight flush
  10. Flush
  11. Straight
  12. Three of a king
  13. One pair

 

NOTE:

  • Winning combinations vary from normal Poker due to doubles and trebles on the board design.
  • A dart landing in a treble or double of a card can multiply a card to 3 or 2 of a kind respectively, or 2 darts in a double or treble becomes 4, 5 or 6 of a kind, and so on to 9 of a kind.
  • Alternatively 1 dart in a treble or double of a card may become part of a flush or straight on doubles or trebles (all darts must be in the treble or double).
  • Treble full house needs 2 trebles and one double, all of a different kind and suit.
  • Double full house needs 2 doubles and 1 treble, all of different kind and suit.
  • All over combinations can be made up by singles, doubles and trebles.

 

SKILL LEVELS:

1. Novice: Played on the full deck

2. Semi Skilled: Played on half deck (see general rules) 3 of a kind maybe of the same suit..

3. Skilled: Played on doubles and trebles only.

 

SCORING & BETTING:

1. Each player starts with 20 chips, with each hand worth 5.
2. Winner takes players losing chips and adds them to their total. Losers deduct their losing chips from their total.
3. Play to 9, 11 or 13 rounds / or last man standing.

Roulette

AIM:

The most exciting game in a Casino is now on the dart board. Red / black – odd / even, you name the bet, but can you throw it to win all those chips?.

 

RULES:

1. Players must call their bet before they throw.
2. Players may throw up to 3 darts to win their bet (except on skilled bulls).
3. Played on the number 1 -1 9 (20 excluded).
4. A ‘Street’ consists of three consecutive numbers i.e. 4, 5 and 6..

 

SCORING & BETTING:

1. Each player starts with 20 chips, with each hand worth 5. A winning bet accrues chips according to the table below.
2. First to 200 chips or last man standing wins.

BETCHIPS WONDARTS IN (NOVICE)DARTS IN (SKILLED)
Odd or even52 of 33 of 3
Red or black102 of 33 of 3
Number 152 of 33 of 3
Red or black (double)251 of 32 of 3
Number (double)301 of 32 of 3
Red or black (treble)401 of 3 2 of 3
Number (treble) 451 of 32 of 3
Street (singles)553 of 33 of 3
‘O’ outer bull701 of 31 dart
Street (double)80 2 singles & 1 double 2 doubles & 1 single
Street (treble)90 2 singles & 1 treble 2 trebles & 1 single
‘CO’ inner bull1001 of 31 dart

NOTE: Can be played on half deck. The use of doubles is allowed when needed.

Thirty - Forty

AIM:

This simple yet well known French Casino game is all about getting a point count closest to, or of 31. Score can’t be less than 31 or more than 40.

RULES:

1. Ace= 1, court cards = 10, spot cards = face value.
2. Players throw as many darts as necessary to attain appoint count over 30.
3. Once a player is over 30 and under 40 they site automatically.
4. Next player throws trying to get closer to 31 than previous player.
5. Players tied re-throw to decide winner,

 

SKILL LEVELS:

1. Novice: Played on the full deck

2. Semi Skilled: Played on half deck. (see general rules)

 

SCORING & BETTING:

1. Each player starts with 20 chips, with each hand worth 5.
2. Winner takes players losing chips and adds them to their total. Losers deduct their losing chips from their total.
3. Play to 9, 11 or 13 rounds / or last man standing.

 

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