Your top 5 games to play at an online casino
For centuries casinos have captured the imaginations of players of all kinds. Attracted by the glamor and the excitement, they also gained a reputation for being the playground of the rich and famous.
But, over time, they have become more and more available to everyone and much of this is down to the rise of the online casino.
With no dress code to worry about, and no need to even leave your home to play, it’s no wonder that so many millions of people all over the world now enjoy the online casino experience.
In recent years, the “live casino” experience has attracted even more people thanks to the more authentic experience of games being run in real time by actual dealers and live-streamed to a player’s PC or mobile device.
But the real question for a anyone who wants to play games at an online casino is what exactly to play – and that very much depends on what kind of gambler you are.
For many people, roulette is the quintessential casino game. Picture James Bond in his with tuxedo putting huge bets on his favorite number 17. The online version may not be quite so exciting but it comes pretty close, especially if you’re playing the live casino version.
It’s also a very simple game to play. You just pick your number, or numbers, place your bets and wait to see where that little white ball drops. There’s genuine drama and anticipation as it goes round the wheel and, hopefully, celebration when it finally comes to rest.
With a wide range of betting options with odds ranging from 1:1 right up to 35:1 it also offers the potential of the highest pay-out of any table game.
Blackjack is a game that is another live casino favorite and one that pits you directly against the dealer. The objective is to get to as near to 21 as possible, ideally to 21 itself. Again, the rules are very simple indeed so it’s a game that can be picked up in minutes.
More complex, however, is the task of memorizing something called the basic strategy. This is a set of tables that cover all of the possible permutations of card hands and which indicate which would be the best next move to make.
It’s not infallible, but it does tip the odds slightly back in favor of you as the player.
Another very popular card game that also has a live casino version is baccarat. Again, you are playing directly with a dealer but this time you are each trying to get as close as possible to 9.
The difference is that you have three betting options, on the player winning, the dealer winning or a draw. Because of its nature, there’s no strategy that can be employed with this game, it’s simply a question of guesswork and being lucky.
It especially appeals to the sorts of players who like to enjoy fast action and there are also additional side-bets in the game including on whether the player or banker will draw a pair or get exactly the same score. The latter is called egalité which tells you all you need to know about the game’s French roots.
Of all the games that you’ll find on every online casino site, the slots are undoubtedly the most popular. There are several reasons for this but the main one is that they come with so many different themes designed to appeal to different kinds of players. Some have movie or TV show tie-ins while others feature ancient Rome or Egypt or the search for gold treasure at the end of the rainbow.
Slots also offer the potential for some very big jackpot wins even from relatively small stakes, especially if you’re playing on a game that links up with many others to create a possibly life-changing prize pot.
Above all, although all the action of slots games may make them look complicated to play with bonus rounds and features, they really are very simple. You just choose your stake and watch those reels spin.
Equally simple is the game of keno. It’s essentially a lottery game that is said to date back to China over 2000 years ago and which may have been introduced to raise money to build the Great Wall of China.
To play, you simply have to pick a set of numbers and hope that they are called out. Of all the games described here this is arguably the simplest of them all. Ideal if you want to enjoy some undemanding fun that’s exciting all the same.
So take your pick of any, or all, of these games and you’re certain to have an enjoyable online casino experience. And who knows? You might even win a little money too!