When it comes to casino games there are plenty of options to choose from. If you don’t know much more than the names of some of the more popular offerings in the casino, then this brief introduction could help you to explore the possibilities on offer to you today.
The game of Blackjack is played with a pack of cards and is always one of the most popular casino games. Your aim is to add up the face value of all of the cards in your hand to get as close as possible to 21, without going over that number.
If cards aren’t your thing then you may want to consider the dice game of Craps, in which you will place your bet on the roll of two dice, or in some cases on a series of rolls, in the hope that the dice will fall in accordance with the number on which you placed your bet.
Roulette is another well-known option at the casino. It involves a specialist Roulette wheel that is spun upon the game’s start. A small ball is then spun in the opposite direction to that of the wheel, eventually stopping and falling into one of up to 38 numbered pockets. If you happened to bet on that particular number or a group of numbers that includes the result, then you are a winner.
Chances are you will have seen a slot machine at some point in your life; simple Slots machines can be found in many venues around the world but are most popular in casinos. Featuring a different number of reels based on the machine, you will pull a lever or push a button that will spin the reels independently and randomly, hoping for a matching set of symbols.
If you’ve always enjoyed the thought of playing Poker but don’t relish the human element then Video Poker could be just the thing. This casino game is played on a screen, similar in appearance to a slot machine, and follows the rules of whichever form of poker the machine is programmed for.
If you prefer to play poker against other players online, you can try the Online Poker Real Money games that can be found here. There are many online casinos that also have a functioning poker room and sportsbook as well.
In the game of Bingo you will purchase a number of cards filled with numbers laid out in a grid. Numbers will be drawn out at random and announced, allowing you to mark your card accordingly if one of your numbers comes up. The aim of the game is to complete a row on your card, be it horizontal, vertical or diagonal.
Many modern casinos offer the game of Keno, a game that looks something like a lottery draw. You will choose and mark your numbers before the start of the game, and then a specialist machine containing the 80 balls will release one at a time to the ‘caller’ who will announce the number; 20 balls are commonly drawn from the machine. Many casinos will allow you to choose between one and 20 numbers yourself, depending on how much you are willing to bet.
The Japanese game of Pachinko has found its way into casinos the world over. At first glance a pachinko machine may remind you of a game of pinball, but unlike this old favourite there are no flippers to control the movement of the ball after its release. Instead the ball will be launched and then simply fall through a multitude of pins. The final location of the ball will determine the extent of the winnings.
It doesn’t matter if you are a complete novice or an experienced expert when it comes to casino games; with so many options available there is something for every gamer to enjoy!