Common casino games played online

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Gambling has been an interesting past time since ages. The risks involved make it exciting and appealing. Online gaming has increased and the popularity has made it a profitable industry. The online casino industry started in 1990. It is also called virtual casino or internet casino. They can be web based or downloaded.

Online casinos offer higher payback percentages than the traditional casinos. Online casinos rent or buy software from companies like Cryptologic Inc, International Game Technology, Microgaming, Play Tech and Real time gaming.

There are websites which offer live dealer casino games. You can see the live games through video steaming link. Players can place bets through a console on their devices and communicate through online chat functions. These are expensive and generally offer only few casino games.

The common online casino games divided into four main groups

  1. Slots
  2. Table games
  3. Video Poker
  4. Special games


Online slot machines work same as the regular slot machines. Bets are placed and the virtual lever is pulled. When they come to rest the images line up. There are different prizes for different configurations. Slot machines start with the 3 line version. There are also 5 and 7 wheels available with certain extra features.

An added advantage of online slots is that it can be played anywhere. It is very easy to learn and convenient for a starter.  There is also extra value available through bonuses and rewards.

Table games

These include all kinds of card games like Blackjack and Baccarat. They also include dice games like craps and roulette.

  • Blackjack This game originated in England. The rules of blackjack are simple and the strategy easy to learn.
  • Baccarat It is one of the oldest casino games. Traditionally it was played for high stakes. The game is very simple. You have the option to bet on your hand or the dealer’s hand.
  • Craps This is a poplar game and played with dice. It is a little complicated because of the variety of betting options.
  • Roulette It first started in France and is called the ‘The king of casino games’. This game is fun to play and watch. There is a wheel with numbered slots. They are colored red or black. Bets can be placed on the number and color.

 Video Poker

This is played like normal poker. However there are no opponents. 5 cards are dealt and you can choose which cards to discard. The discarded cards are replaced and you win depending on the ranking of cards. The aim is to make the best poker hand. The top hand is a royal flush. Some level of skill is required to make the right decision.

Special games

These include all lottery games, Bingo; scratch the card, Keno etc. The rules are very simple and it is easy to play. There are many prizes and bonus is also offered.

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