Online Casino Games
So you’ve become intrigued by the tempting promises of glamour, entertainment and the potential riches of online casino gaming suggested by the adverts on late-night telly and your favourite websites. But what are you going to play? Even the briefest visit to the homepage of one of the best online casinos can be bewildering to the novice player with a seemingly endless choice of entertainment to choose from – it’s like being given the keys to a sweetshop, but having no idea what any of the sweets taste like!
Thankfully, the majority of online casino games break down into three broad categories, ‘table games’, ‘slots’ and ‘instant wins’. Dealing with each in turn, table games are where you’ll find what are probably best described as the classic casino games played out on – surprise, surprise – virtual tables.
The ‘daddy’ of these has to be Roulette, with its spinning wheel and multiple ways to bet on colours and thirty-six numbers. It’s an extremely easy game to learn and its enduring popularity is well earned – it is a quintessential casino game, and new players should give it a spin (every pun intended).
For players seeking a game needing a little skill, then look no further than the other table game classic, Blackjack. Played with cards, Blackjack is also a simple game to learn, but adds a twist of strategic skill to challenge players with an added incentive that smart play also delivers one of the lowest House Edge’s possible (the House Edge being the casino’s advantage in the game, therefore the lower it is the better value-for-money the player can expect from the game).
Other classic table games are Baccarat and Craps, but online casinos often have many interesting games in this genre to explore if you’re after a more authentic casino experience.
Now one of the most popular genres of games at online casinos, Slots bring a bit of Las Vegas style to virtual gaming. Often offering hundreds of options, the appeal of online slots is that, despite that choice, the underlying gameplay is pretty much the same so once you’ve got the hang of it (which is like falling off a log in its simplicity) there’s little or no learning curve when you explore a slot you’ve never played before.
Whilst slots are games of pure luck, there’s something very compelling about the core aim of lining up winning combinations of spinning symbols onto a designated ‘payline’ that makes them like catnip to a huge community of players. Furthermore the audio-visual fireworks the best online slots now deploy make for a very entertaining way to wager!
Finally, Instant Wins are a category of games that offer, as the name implies, a quick fix of fun and are typified by virtual scratchcards and Hi-Lo games. Virtual scratchcards mimic the simple match-symbols-to-win of their real-world counterparts, whilst Hi-Lo games offer a beautifully simple gamble to guess if the next event in a sequence (say a dice roll, or deal of a card) will be higher or lower than the current one. Instant Wins are also were you’ll find the Bingo like game of Keno too which is well worth a little flutter if betting on bouncing balls floats your boat!
Whichever way you like to wager, the modern online casino most likely has you covered, and with free games and free bonus money on offer the best online casinos are perfect playgrounds to explore the options at no risk.
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