Casino games are those thrilling, enthralling, exciting, stimulating, exhilarating – and, hopefully, richly rewarding – activities that we visit land-based and online and mobile casinos for.
There are hundreds of different casino games out there, and tens of thousands of different options when it comes to variations and themes and features and options. So many, in fact, that it can be a little intimidating trying to find a casino game that suits us.
Our Casino Games guides will give players a little background on the different games and a better understanding of how and why to play them. In addition, our News section has tons of articles that deal with the history of various casino games, strategies for casino games, and useful and interesting trivia and info on casino games.
South African online casino fans will be well aware of the differences between slots and table games, between video casino games and Live Dealer games, between all the different options you can get when it comes to slots, and all the different variations of their favourite table games – but information is power, and you may just discover something you never knew before that helps you refine your online casino gambling.
What types of casino games are there for South African gamblers?
The world of online and mobile casinos has opened our eyes (and our wallets) to hundreds of new games but, at the end of the day, there are a handful of established and popular casino games out there. Yes, there are variants to games, for example, you can play Texas Hold’em poker, Caribbean Stud poker, Casino Stud or Casino Hold’em poker, 5-card poker, and tons more variations on the game of poker – but they are all poker at the end of the day, a popular casino table game.
Online slots games are the most prevalent, and most popular, games at online and mobile casinos. They come in a multitude of variations: classic, video, 3-reel, 5-reel, cascading reels, cluster pays, 3D, and more. Each game also has its own theme: Ancient Greece, Egyptology, fruit machine, popular movies, rock bands, Wild West, and so many more.
Slots work on a set of reels that spin and stop randomly. Symbols on the reels line up according to a payline. If you line the symbols up correctly you win. Simple, effective, and immensely popular.
As the name suggest, table games are games that are played at a dedicated table. Games like blackjack, poker, roulette, craps, and baccarat are the most famous table games and games that you can find at most land-based and online casinos.
Table games do also have specific variations that makes subtle changes to the game so players should be aware of any rules that might change how the game is played. For example, American Roulette and European Roulette may look like the only difference is the “0” and “00” pocket but this has a huge impact on the odds. The differences between Hold’em poker and Stud poker likewise affect how you play your hand.
Live dealer is one of the latest innovations in the online and mobile casino industry. Rather than playing graphically generated versions of a casino game, players at a Live Dealer game are playing a real game, in real time, with real dealers via web cam technology. It’s like playing at an actual land-based casino but from the comfort of your couch.
Sports betting is betting on live or virtual sports games. While not traditionally a part of the casino world, and more often found at bookies or bookmakers’ shops, it is becoming an increasingly popular option at online casinos around the world.
Betting on virtual sports (eSports) is becoming a massive industry and tournaments like FIFA, DoTA, CS:GO, and more is estimated to bring in billions of dollars a year.
A lot of online casinos will offer a choice of ‘specialty games’. These games can be games unique to that online casino or just games that aren’t offered at all online casinos. Games like Keno, Bingo, Slingo, and Lotto are often listed under ‘specialty games’, while some casinos may have games that are unusual and rare like Double Ball Roulette or Live dealer slots or game show Live Dealer games.
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