Online Casino Games - Slots, Blackjack, Video Poker & More

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of online casino games in existence today and most online casinos tend to be packed with anywhere between 250 and 700 different games. Players can find an abundance of classic slots and video slots, as well as traditional Vegas-style table & card games, video pokers, scratchcards and much more.

Slots

Slot machines come in all different shapes and sizes, but the main ones include classic 3 reel slot machines and 5 reeled video slots. Classic slots (aka fruit machines) usually have just 3 reels and 1 winning payline, but they can have up to 5 or more winning paylines. They usually don’t have any bonus rounds and a prize is generally awarded simply by three matching symbols along any of the active paylines.

Some of the best classic slots available online today have been developed by companies such as Playtech, Microgaming, NetEnt and Betsoft Gaming and most players who try out these games are instantly hooked. For those of you who are looking for something a little more exciting though, you need to check out any of today’s video slots.

Video Slots usually have multiple winning paylines with Bonus Symbols, Scatter Symbols, Wild Symbols and several other exotic symbols. You can also win prizes from second screen bonus rounds, click me bonus rounds and free spin bonus rounds and most Video Slots today generally have some wild animated sequences and exciting sound effects for players to enjoy.

Blackjack

Blackjack is a famous card game which you can now find in every online casino. In fact, most online casinos have multiple versions of this popular card game available. The main aim is generally to reach 21 and if you go above this you will lose the hand (called going ‘bust’). You only play against the dealer and you just have to hope that the dealer goes bust or has a lower valued hand than you.

The Ace is worth 1 or 11 points, the Jacks, Queens and Kings are all worth 10 pints and the remaining cards are worth their face value. The games starts with the payer and the dealer both being dealt two cards and you can then try to improve your hand by taking one or more cards, without exceeding 21.

The dealer generally has to draw to 16 and stand on all 17s, which makes life a bit easier for the player. A natural 21 can be achieved with the first two cards (for example an Ace and any ten = 21 points) and the only way you could NOT win this had is if the dealer has a similar hand. In this case, the game will result in a tie (also known as a push). When this happens, you get your initial stake back.

Video Poker

There are many different version of Video Poker available online today and most are based on five card draw poker. You can find single hand varieties as well as multihand varieties and some casinos have up to 100-hand Video Poker games available. You play this game in the hope of achieving the best poker hand.

The better your hand is, the higher your payout will be. You don’t play video poker against any other players and you don’t even play against a dealer. You start with five face up cards and then you have the option of being able to keep that hand or you can discard up to five cards and hope that the next deal will being in better cards to give you a winning hand.

After the decision is made, the new cards will be dealt (if you chose to have new ones re-dealt that is) and then if you win, you will be paid accordingly. It helps to know about the different poker hands when playing this game because the winning hands are the same as five card draw poker winning hands. The only difference is that a single high card is NOT a winning hand in Video Poker and the lowest win is usually a pair of 10s or better.

Roulette

Roulette is an exciting table game which you can find at any online casino today. The main varieties include American Roulette, European Roulette and French Roulette, plus several other popular versions also exist. This is a really easy game to play and it is also one of the most exciting casino games to play. This game is not played against a dealer or against any other players.

All you need to do is place a bet on the roulette betting table. The aim is to place bet on where you think the ball will land when it has finished spinning around the wheel. You can generally hover over the payouts to find out which odds are associated to certain positions on the betting table.

Some of the easier and more common bets for beginners to start with include straight up bets, but the odds are quite low (36:1), so you are better of placing simpler bets such as Red/Black, or Odd/Even. The best thing to do when playing on this game for the first time would be to play in the free play mode. Doing so will enable you to familiarise yourself with the roulette odds without losing any of your own cash.