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How to play slots online
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Slots, video slots, fruit machines, fruities, one-armed bandit. This casino game has many popular names since it was introduced in 1891 in New York. Back then it resembled more a poker machine and the players could only win things such as drinks or cigars. Later on that decade a man called Charles Fey from California redesigned the machine from New York to have different symbols and it became known as the Liberty Bell machine which would actually pay out money. This was the first slot machine that came to be duplicated, refined and improved over the years leading to the many slots in gambling places like Las Vegas where you can find slots in abundance with a huge variety of themes. We will in this article go through the common terms in slots so you will be equipped with the knowledge on how to play and let Miss Fortune do the rest. 

Slots terminology

Besides setting the amount and pressing the spin button, so the following terms are the most common:

  • Bet. A bet is the number of coins (money) that you are willing to spend when you spin the slot machine. If you go for a max bet, it is the highest bet of the value of the coin you have selected and also pays out the most when you win.
  • Bonus or Bonus feature. The bonus feature is getting more common on slot machines online and you can see it as a kind of mini-game, but it can also be a simple payout, usually a higher one. It is common that the bonus feature scatters, wilds or both. 
  • Freespin. This is a feature that is very common online as it is also given as part of the welcome bonus. This means you get a number of free spins on a slot machine of the casino’s choice and it may come either with or without wagering requirements. If it is part of the slot itself you get the same. Sit back and enjoy and let the slot spin away and count yourself lucky as you don’t have to bet your money for the freespins.
  • Lines or pay lines. These are the number of lines in many combinations that the reels must stop at in order for you to win. Old fashioned slots have three paylines, but modern variants may have many more. You can set at which paylines you want to bet on. Usually it costs more to bet on all of them, but it also maximizes your chances
  • Payout. Very simple. This is the money being paid out when you win. The casino also has to list the average payout percentage of their games in general. Try to look for a casino that has a high payout.
  • Pay table. If you want to know which combinations of symbols actually pay the most, you can find this information on every slot, usually by clicking on a different button. We recommend you check this out at every slot you play at to know what symbols to look for when you gamble.
  • Reels. The reels simply put the wheels or disks of the slot spinning. Usually a slot has three reels, but can have five as well and even more. In the old days, the reels spun mechanically as you pulled the lever, but nowadays the reels are computerized especially if you play online. The game however, has sounds of spinning and may resemble the look of the fruit machine you played on when you were younger.
  • Scatter. The scatter is a specific symbol that can be found in most slots today. Scatters is kind of like a joker and pays out with any combination. Playing with scatters usually means your odds to win is a bit higher.
  • Spin. This is the button (or lever on old fashioned slots) on the machine that you press to spin the reels. 
  • Wild. A wild symbol is similar to a scatter, but with the difference that it pays out in a specific combination usually allowing for a high payout.

Different kinds of slots

With the basic terminology covered, we thought about mentioning that there are different kinds of slots. Most slots have a theme and it can be anything from a fantasy world, a bank robbery or even a car race. You have to pick the slot that fits your interest and see if you like it. If you like the old fashioned slots like the one with bells, bars, 7s and cherries, those can still be found. 

Some slots stand out from the rest though and these are jackpot slots that also come in two kinds- the regular one and the progressive jackpot.

A regular jackpot slot has a high payout on the max bet when the jackpot hits. It is significantly higher than a regular slot, but we also have to say that the odds for that are small.  A progressive jackpot has the jackpot increase if no player manages to get it. The longer it goes, the higher the jackpot gets. Two examples are Mega Moolah from Microgaming and Mega Fortune from Netent, with the latter paid out over 17 million euros to a single player. Since many casinos online are registered on the small island of Malta, this means the winnings were even tax-free! Mega Fortune is a prime example of a slot with a bonus game. You play the slot as usual and once you meet the requirements of three bonus wheel symbols on the paylines you have chosen to bet on, it starts. There you are met by a kind of wheel of fortune game in three stages where your goal is to reach the highest stage. If you don’t you will get a smaller payout, which in itself is still larger than normal payouts of the game. These smaller payouts are called a Rapid Jackpot and a Major Jackpot. The huge progressive jackpot is won if you reach the final stage.

A tale of online roulette- and how to play it
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A tale of online roulette- and how to play it

The online version of the classic table game with the same name is not really different from the game you perhaps used to play in the halls of the Bellagio or the MGM Grand. The sound effects are there, but apart from being in a land based casino where a dress code often is mandatory, you can for some time gamble on the wheel from the comforts of your own home.

A brief history of roulette

Roulette means little wheel in French and it is from France this wonderful game hails from. It has been played in its current form since 1796, but builds on an old Italian game called Biribi. Since then it was made popular in the casinos in Paris, but when the game came to America, they changed the layout of some of the numbers making the game more American by adding an eagle.

Rules of online roulette

The game itself looks very simple and it is for this simplicity that roulette is revered up to this day. The players always choose to place a bet before the croupier spins the ball into the wheel. The number of bets you can make are different and we will here cover the basics. Let’s start with French roulette which, after all, is the original. This version is also called European roulette. In French roulette there is a wheel to the side of the table and a betting table to the side where the player places his or her bets. The wheel has pockets numbered from 0 to 36. The o is green to differentiate it from the other numbers which are red and black.

The most common bet is to bet on the ball landing on either red or black. This is the safest bet and also pays the least 1:1. You can also bet on either odds or even numbers or low/high which is any number 1-18 or 19-36. These bets also pay out 1:1. 

If you want a bit more excitement you can bet on a column meaning one of the three rows of numbers of the roulette table such as 1-34. A bet on a dozen such as 1-12 or 25-36 is also an option. Both of these options will grant you a payout of 2:1.

A split will grant you the odds 17:1 if any of the two numbers you bet on will be called out by the croupier. There are a number of other bets you can make but the most famous one is probably to do a straight-up bet on a single number and pray that Miss Fortune is with you. If you gamble for real like this it will pay you 35:1. This means if you bet 100 dollars, the casino will pay you a staggering 3500 dollars! The odds for this is small on European roulette though, just 2.7 %.

Different versions of roulette

Like we mentioned above there are today mainly two kinds of roulette you can gamble on whether it is on- or offline. The European and the American. In the latter the betting system is almost the same, but there are a few key differences we have to note. The odds are far worse on American roulette, which means the bank has a higher advantage. As a player you should thereby decide if you want the odds in your favor or not. American roulette has a double zero, meaning two pockets of green. As you normally cannot bet on that, it means the bank has a double edge over you. In the beginning of the history of roulette, the odds were even higher in the bank’s favor. Besides two pockets of green there was a pocket with the symbol of an eagle. The makers of this roulette added the eagle both to make it more “patriotic” so people could tell they were in America! But what they also did was to increase the advantage of the house.
If we compare the odds of betting on a single color, the American roulette has the odds of 47.4 % and the European version has 48.6. It may not seem as much, but we highly recommend you decide how much you want to gamble with the odds. Like always, roulette is a game of chance and play responsibly.

A tremendous take on table games
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A tremendous take on table games

Table games are short for a variety of games in a casino that is literally played on a table. It may be in a digital form if you play games, but it is not a machine, with maybe one of two exceptions. Even though many people would prefer to play video slots, table games have remained popular and we will here show you each game and what to look for when you play them.

Black Jack

This game also goes by the lesser known name 21 in some countries and has been around for such a long time to be considered a classic table game. The aim of the game is simple. You play against the bank represented by the dealer sitting opposite to you. Your goal is to get the total number of 21 or as close to it as possible. It’s the same for the bank. 

The rules are very simple. Aces are worth both one and eleven and all picture cards are worth ten each. Every other card keeps its original value and color does not matter here. Before the dealer deals the card, you place a bet in front of you. Then every player is dealt one card in turn order as well as the dealer. This is followed by the last round of the same thing with the exception that the bank will have one card face down. If you get an immediate black jack, that is a ten and an ace and the bank does not, you are given back your bet times 1.5. If the dealer also has a black jack, you lose your bet unless you also had that resulting in a tie and you get back your bet. If this didn’t happen you can choose to get more cards or to stand if you were given a good hand. If you or the bank exceed 21 you bust and it is game over.

Roulette

This is also another classic game in which you place bets on which number or color a small metal ball will land on in a wheel spinning around. You decide which number you want to bet on, or which color (black or red) you want and the dealer clearly says “no more bets”, spins the ball and the number and the color is called out. Sounds simple? The simplicity of the game is what still attracts players from around the globe and it has been featured in many movies. Besides just betting on a single number, you can also bet on a series. 

Craps

This is a dice game and one of few of that kind in a casino. In a physical casino, it is usually the players who will throw the dice, but if you play online this is done automatically. Online play still has its charm as this is truly a game of chance. Before they (they are always 2) are rolled, you place your bets, by placing your chips on the bottom of the floor where the dice are rolled. You can bet on a number of things, among them the exact number you think will be rolled. You can also make a “pass bet” in which you win if a 7 or 11 is rolled and lose if a 2, 3 or 12 comes up. The opposite bet is called “a don’t pass the line”. 

Baccarat

This casino game usually comes in three forms or variants called Baccarat Chemin de Fer, Baccarat Banque and Punto Banco. In this article we will discuss the most common variant, which is the latter, but for simplicity’s sake, we will still refer it to Baccarat. This game is a card game in which aces are low, face cards and 10s are zero and all other cards keep their value. Two cards are dealt from a so-called Baccarat shoe by the bank. You either bet on the bank or on the player. The object of the game is to get a nine in any combination from the 2 cards dealt. If you exceed 9, you restart as you are a zero and there are certain rules in place when you will get a third and a forth card etc. You can also bet on things such as a tie between the player and the bank and if either will have a pair.

This is what you need to understand about betting odds
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This is what you need to understand about betting odds

Have you ever thought about starting to bet on your favorite team but felt that it was way too complex to open an account online and get going? Or that you even looked idly at the TV screens at your local bookie and even though it looked so easy to place a bet, when it came down to it, things were much harder?

Betting online requires less than you think, but we will here try to equip you with the knowledge so that you can confidently wager on all the sports you like in the future.

The basics of betting

When you enter an online sports book and after you set up your account which is usually a piece of cake, then you just have to decide which sport you will place your bet on. Say you select your favorite football team and you think they will win. Great. Just place your bet on that team winning. It is called a win bet, no pun intended!

Of course you can also bet on your team losing and the odds for that may be even higher, making you richer at their demise! 

But, what if you feel that it might be either a tie or a win? Can you bet on both? Yes, you can, but it also means that your winnings will be lower as the stake you put will be higher and there can be only one outcome. The term for this is called handicap bet. There is also another term called a full time bet, in which all outcomes are covered for. Use this when you don’t want to take any chances.

You probably remember the word probability from your math classes in school. Whether you liked it or not there is a probability for almost everything and it can be very useful to know how it works. The most basic form is a die. If you have ever played a game like Catan, you know that the board game is a great example of calculating the probability of the dice rolled in your favor. If you have a regular six sided die, the odds of getting a six is 16.67%. In odds it is equally simple. The odds 1/1 means that for every 1 dollar you bet, you get 1 back.

The most common bet in Europe is called decimal odds. It is fairly simple and looks like this. If the decimal bet is 1.25 and you bet 2 dollars. The formula is 2 x 1.25 which equals 2.5. Your winnings will be 50 cents if the currency is dollars. This type of bet is often called a European bet or digital odds.

Fractional odds is what is being used mostly in the UK. You could think that this is something way more complex but we will show you that it is as easy as pie. Truth be told, it is basically the same as decimal odds with one clear difference, instead of a decimal there is a slash, like this 4/5. It calculates the same and the net winnings are the same as well. Fractional odds is also called British odds.

More advanced types of odds

Now when we have covered the basics, let us move on to the more complex odds you can use. There is nothing wrong with basics, but after a while you may want to try something different. 

Moneyline odds are very common in the US. It is not much different from the odds listed above, but for a European player it may seem confusing. Let’s clear it up. Instead of a slash or a decimal, moneyline odds feature a negative or positive number. For example if the decimal odds is 1.50, this type would be at -200. If the odds has a positive number it actually shows how much money that could be won with a 100 dollar bet and if it is negative it shows how much money you need to wager to win 100. 

Point betting is very popular in the United States and in itself it may look simple. You simply bet on how many points over or under the winning team will score. This makes sense if you bet on basketball or American football where the results are often in the double or even triple digits. With this type discussed we also need to mention teaser and pleaser odds, which is usually just found in the US. This is a quirky kind of odds to play at. It involves playing point betting for either totals or point spreads where a teaser the totals or point spreads are moved in our favor. With pleasers they are moved against our favor. 

Special odds

In this category we have placed odds that are quite unique.  It can be to bet on a specific player scoring the most goals, the most amount of penalties for a team or a striker scoring a hat-trick. On the betting sites you call these bets prop bets, short for proposition bets. They are usually placed just for fun and requires more guessing and luck than any kind of skill.

Skill or luck?

With the last sentence we want to finish off by saying a few things about if betting odds is about skill or luck. You can by knowing which bets work the best actually level the odds a bit to your favor. Knowledge is power like in any game. But betting isn’t pure luck like slots. If you know the team you’re rooting for, you have an advantage over a player who does not. With that said, you don’t bet against other players, but only against the website setting the odds. Like they said in the Hunger Games, may the odds ever be in your favor.

Online sportsbetting for Dummies
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Online sportsbetting for Dummies

Fans of various sports are everywhere, but even with the pandemic of Covid-19 raging across the world, teams are still playing, although without an audience for the most. This has not stopped people from betting on their beloved teams. What has decreased though is the number of physical appearances in betting booths even though they still exist. Fortunately there are lots of options for the gambler on sports betting online. 

The history of sports betting is a long one and we are not going to bore you with unnecessary details. Some of you may remember the film Ben Hur with Charlton Heston that won several eleven Oscars in 1959. The film has many iconic scenes, but one that many remember is the chariot racing in which Judah Ben Hur fights the antagonist Messala. Chariot racing was a focus of intense betting in the days of the Roman Empire and every team was represented by a color and had fan clubs. The betting aspect can even be seen in the Belgian comic Asterix in which our heroes bet their money on the blue team, only to lose miserably. Since then sports betting has evolved and developed into a multi-billion dollar industry with branches in pretty much every corner of the globe save for North Korea of course! Today you can go to a regular bookie, but more importantly you can bet on sports online from the comforts of your sofa at home, easily placing bets with the simple click of your mouse or tap on your mobile device.

Luck or skill?

This is a widely and should we say hotly debated issue. The truth usually lies in the middle. Luck or randomness is present in every online game, because if everything could be calculated down to the last card, bet or reel, there would be no fun and also no ways to make money for the operator. With that being said, one could argue that the more you know about the team you are betting for or against could in turn affect your odds. A lot more knowledge is needed to be successful in some aspects of sports betting especially when it comes to football and other professional sports leagues. If you for example know that a striker is injured in the opposing team or that they have a new nervous coach, it can, but will not necessarily impact the outcome of the game. The same thing goes if you choose to bet on a niche-sport like dart or snookers where you can actually anticipate how good the sportsman or woman will be against a particular player. In many online venues you can also bet live in the middle of the game, in stark contrast to the days where you just bet on the outcome of the game and perhaps which team would score the most goals. 

Is sports betting legal?

Yes and no. Sports betting in the physical form with an actual bookmaker is only legal in less than half of US states. In many of those states online sports betting is still illegal, which presents problems for gamblers. The NFL is explicitly against all gambling on their matches even though they have taken small steps towards legalization. In other parts of the world, online operators require a license in order to conduct business as in the case of Poland. Nevertheless, there are many options for players around the world if they want to bet on sports online. The most common one is to use a VPN which allows you to see websites from other countries as if you lived there yourself. Regardless of which site you choose to place your bets on, you have to make sure it is fully regulated and has an active gambling license. Many websites have licenses from small states such as Malta, Curacao or Gibraltar to make sure that the player won’t have to pay tax on his winnings. Before you register at the site, make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully so the gambling experience will remain a fun adventure for you.  The reason why it is legal or not to bet on sports could be found in the many scandals that have surrounded betting for a very long time. Fortunately the amount of scandals online are far and few in between and the reason is that online sports betting is tightly regulated and controlled both by actual states as well as independent organizations working to ensure that best practices and a fair game exist for both operators and the gambler. We strongly recommend that you only play on safe and trusted operators. 

What can you bet on?

The answer to that question is almost everything. From the large football and American football leagues to baseball, basketball and car racing and winter sports- take your pick. The only limits could be the operator’s focus on one or more sports. Nowadays you can also bet on e-sports, something many people won’t even consider to be a sport, just like dart and chess. E-sport has been on the rise for a long time and there you could claim that there is as much skill involved as there is in knowing your ice hockey team and its players. E-sport is today a massive industry where players compete in games such as CS: GO, StarCraft 2 and League of Legends to mention a few. You can follow these matches and tournaments live on TV and many online gambling operators offer different types of betting such as in-play betting as well as more traditional wagers. If you consider politics to be something of a sport, you can also bet on who will be the next leader in a country or when Elon Musk will land on Mars in what some consider to be a space race. Regardless of what you choose to bet on, online sports betting is here to stay and will remain a hotly contested issue no matter what sport or sport-like show you choose to place your bet on.

How to gamble responsibly and still have fun
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How to gamble responsibly and still have fun

To most people online gambling is a fun past-time they engage in trying to win some extra cash or simply have as a hobby just like others practice sports or go to the pub for a beer with friends. However, what do you do when your hobby starts taking over? When gambling goes from being fun to something of an obsession? Here we will try to discuss how you avoid the traps and gamble responsibly while keeping the level of fun as high as possible.

Most of the world has been under lockdown for most of 2020 and for parts of this year as well. This has meant that ordinary venues for entertainment such as restaurants, pubs and converts have either closed or moved online. For gamblers however this has not been the problem. Most who gamble do so online anyways and if a land based casino has closed its doors, there are countless online casinos and sport betting websites readily available to place your wagers. This presents both opportunities and challenges. 

We believe that in order to gamble responsibly you need to understand the last word. That is a very subjective point of view. One player may think that spinning the reels of a slot machine online for the maximum bet at say 1000 dollars is perfectly fine and another may consider placing a weekly bet on their favorite football team is borderline problematic. There are a few golden rules of thumb that both new and seasoned gamblers can and probably should adhere to. 

The golden rules of gambling

The first rule is to never wager with money you don’t have. Most players can probably agree to this, but we have to put it as number one anyways as most players have been tempted to go on even when their wallet shows a zero.

The second rule is that if you feel you have an issue with not being able to set your own limit, let the casino or website do it for you. There are a number of options to do this. One of them is a time limit in which you are barred from the site after the time expires. Another option is a deposit limit allowing you only to deposit a set sum of cash to play for. Sometimes you may get a pop-up asking you to take a break and even if they may seem annoying, it is there for your benefit. Taking a break even for a few minutes can be very beneficial for your gaming experience. You can also have the option to permanently close your account. This may seem as an extreme option and should only be used if all other options fail.  Many online casinos offer these options and you will decide on which limits you put. After you reach that it means you are barred from gambling until the next parameter kicks in such as a new day or week. You can view this as an excellent opportunity to regain control of yourself even if you feel you are on a lucky streak or really feel that the next bet will be a winning one. This option is also available on some land-based casinos where you even have the option to block yourself from entering the premises for a certain amount of time. 

The third rule we would argue is similar to the first one. Don’t try to bet more to cover your losses. It may seem very simple at first, but it can very easily spiral out of control and you can find yourself on a slippery slope where your losses multiply leaving you with fewer options than you started with. 

Finally, if you feel that the gambling starts to move in the direction of becoming a problem- seek assistance. There is no shame in asking for some help, it can actually make you a better player by understanding yourself better. Everyone can be down on their luck once in a while and by taking a self-administered test to check if you have issues with gambling you can see if you perhaps are in need of a break. Take that opportunity to reform your gambling. Even though recent statistics say that only around 0.5 % of players gambling in the UK fall in the category of being addicted, studies show that the younger you are when you start gambling, the higher the risk gets to develop problems. It is therefore paramount to make sure that no one is under age when they gamble. If you feel you know someone who may play even though he or she shouldn’t, reach out to them.

Casino operators also have a responsibility towards the players and this is an aspect of responsible gaming that is often overlooked. Operators of the website that provides the gambling have to adhere to laws regulating criminal activity such as money laundering and underage gambling. The operator also have to provide support for what we call behavioral issues such as gambling addiction.

There are also practices that directly resolve around the players and the games. Operators of betting sites and casinos have to provide payout statistics for their games, especially those solely based on luck such as video slots online and scratch cards. For sports betting and poker it is harder as a certain amount of skill comes into play. Independent organizations regularly test the websites for discrepancies to ensure the players safety and that operators observe regulations, licenses and best practices for online gambling. Operators should also comply with fair and responsible marketing only targeting the legal audience in ethical ways. In addition to the above mentioned things, operators also need to make sure that they protect the information stored on their sites and don’t disclose it to third parties. In part it is your responsibility when you choose an online casino for example to gamble on so make sure you choose a regulated and fair one. Gambling should be a fun hobby or even a lifestyle. Let’s keep it that way and as we always say, gamble responsibly! 

The ins- and outs of online gambling
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The ins- and outs of online gambling

Ever since archaeologists found a pair of dice in what is today’s Iran that belonged to what they believe was an archaic form of backgammon, we have been sure that gambling has existed for as long as humankind has been around.  In a dig in Egypt they even found a 20-sided die and Roman soldiers even wagered for the clothes of Jesus in the Bible. Gambling is in essence, entertainment that strikes a note in millions of people around the globe.

If you want to wager your hard earned cash in order to break the bank, what do you do? Do you get a few scratch cards and hope for the best, take your chance on betting on some striker scoring at the right time at some faraway field or bet on a horse to race past the finish line?

Actually all the options above are available for the modern gambler. The best news is that you can do so comfortably from your computer at home or even at the palm of your hand with your smartphone or tablet. Fortunately you don’t need to carve out your own set of bone dice to be able to bet your money on whose horse will win or which side of the die will show its face!

Gambling online can today take many forms today and it is you, the player, who decides, where, how and when you play. Casinos online have no closing times like their land based counterparts. Betting on sports is something you can do whenever you want with one fair exception- live betting. Obviously you cannot bet on a game that is finished! But keep in mind that no matter what the flat earthers say, the world is round and that means if there is a game being played on another continent, you sure could bet who will win or lose it.

Is gambling online legal?

The answer to that is both yes and no. It all depends where you are located physically. Every country has its own regulation which may allow or ban real gambling online. In most of the Western world it is highly regulated and in some countries the venues where you can gamble online are limited to a few websites. Some gambling sites require a gambling license like in Poland and in India it is legal in some states and illegal in others. Nevertheless, the tech savvy will avoid all of this by using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) allowing them to gamble in any country they like from the comfort of their own home.

If you choose to wager your money online at a gambling site, make sure it is not black listed and has all the necessary legal regulations so you won’t have any issues when you try to withdraw your winnings. We also strongly recommend you to check out gambling site reviews to have all the information at your disposal when you decide to deposit your cash at the site.

What you actually need to gamble online is a sense of fun but also a cool head. We strongly recommend that you don’t wager money you can’t afford to lose and always stop in time. If you feel there are issues around your gambling, stop in time and seek assistance. Gambling is supposed to be fun and not filled with a sense of fear or dread.

What can you gamble on?

The simple answer is everything, but we all know that it isn’t that simple! The main categories are casinos online, sports betting and table games. Naturally there are more to choose from like bingo online or scratch cards as well as the national lotteries of various countries.

Most people would probably say horse racing or betting on sports when we say gambling online. Some may associate slots online with gambling on the net and another person may argue that the only way to really gamble on the Internet is on live casino games with real dealers through a webcam.

We think that the best thing to do is to try as many things as you can to gamble on to really find your sweet spot. Everything has its own charm. Spinning the reels of a slot machine to go for that gigantic real jackpot might be up your alley and if that doesn’t fit you then the real excitement of seeing the last card on the online poker flop might be for you. The choices are almost endless. You can even bet on who will be the next prime minister in a general election. When the last President in the US was elected, the odds was surely against him. But one lucky guy believed in him and that initial bet made him a millionaire many times over. On a weird note, you can even gamble on things such as wife carrying, proof of intelligent life on another planet or who will be the next pope! You can also wager your money online on various e-sports tournaments where you can see stars like Emil “HeatoN” Christensen duke it out with other stars of that generation in games like CS: GO and League of Legends.

Just like there are stars of e-sports there are also celebrities who have made a name for themselves in gambling both online and in physical venues. Most people probably come to think about the poker stars playing in the World Series, but other games like roulette and playing craps have their stars as well. There are also countless movies where gambling is featured prominently and we believe that adds to the popularity of gambling online, especially in days like these where lockdowns force people to stay at home. It is safe and websites are protected by encryption and high security protocols both for logging in, depositing and withdrawing money, which means you don’t have to worry when you sign up at the site. Signing up is easy and usually you can begin to play within a few minutes. 

Casino games 101
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Casino games 101

Most people probably have some kind of an idea what casino games are even if they haven’t played them. Even if they associate casino games with Las Vegas, some kind of a film with the actors centered on a poker table such as James Bond being dealt a terrible hand and bluffs his way to the big pot, fact and fiction is sometimes the same. Let’s go through the elementals of casino games, what they are and where you can find them.

Where can you find casino games today?

The answer to that is simple, both offline in the real world as well as on the Internet. In the real world you can play the games in a physical casino, but due to the pandemic and rules on social distancing, online play has never been as hot as it is today. In the online casinos you can find pretty much any single casino ever made. However, the choice between the many options of gambling venues can be staggering and we can strongly recommend checking out reviews for the best casino before you decide to sign up and start playing.

What casino games are there?

A simple answer would be “we are legion because we are many” but we won’t go that Biblical on you! Casino games can be divided into four many categories: slots, table games, live games and other games.

Slots, also with the pejorative name one-armed bandits, or video slots, is by far the most popular casino game across the board. The reasons are many, but one can be found in the huge variety of games. You can literally play anything from a game with a fantasy theme to the classic bars and cherries to a 3D slot with special effects that rivals a movie on the big screen or a computer game. Slots also offer you many opportunities to find a play style that suits your way as you can choose to bet on just one payline or many with an amount of your choosing.

Slots also feature jackpot slots which in turn can offer the lucky player a way to get filthy rich! One of the most famous slots called Mega Fortune has been known to pay out millions of dollars.

Casino table games

When it comes to table games, it is here you can find what many would call the classic casino games. Roulette (not the Russian kind!) can be found in pretty much every online gambling venue and if you think it’s just one wheel and a metal ball, you are sadly mistaken. Roulette has evolved from just that to variations like European, American and 3D roulette, each with its own attraction and strategy.

If your fortune can be found in cards, perhaps you should check out Black Jack, which is a game where you can actually apply a decent level of strategy to beat the bank. Naturally, you can forget to count cards like they do in the movies, but you can actually reduce the advantage the bank has over you. Black Jack online is a really fun past time hobby that you can with some practice get really good at. The key is to keep your head cool and only gamble when you really need to.

Another casino game is of course Baccarat which is known for the Baccarat shoe the cards are dealt from. In Baccarat, the players take turns being the bank as the winner can be the player or the bank. There can also be a tie. Baccarat comes in three different kinds, Chemin de fer, Baccarat Banque and Punto Banco, where the latter is the most common one.

Another table game is called poker and that can be found in many variations. The most common and famous one is called Texas Hold em that comes with both a no limit and a limited version. The only difference between the two is the amount of money that can be wagered. Poker is just like Black Jack a game where you can get better the more you play it as the amount of skill and mental nerve can be improved. 

Before we forget it we have to talk a bit about craps. This game features two six-sided dice and before they are rolled you place your bets on what the numbers will be. For example you can bet on a single number, a series of numbers or the dice passing a specific line. This is also a game of nicknames where two ones are called snake eyes and a 4-5, a Jesse James as the outlaw was killed by a 0.45 pistol. 

Among other games you can find video poker which is like playing poker but against a machine, where you normally try to get jacks or better. The better your hand is, the higher the payout. Other games in this category we can mention are scratch cards and wheels of fortune.

Live casino games

This category deserves its own headline as the difference between a live game and regular game is in the finesse and the exclusivity. In a live  casino game you actually get to see the dealer, who is also a real person sitting behind the table spinning the ball of the roulette or dealing the cards, all brought to you streaming from a webcam. These live games offer you an opportunity to get rich while coming as close as you can get to a real physical casino, be it in Las Vegas or in Macau. If you haven’t tried live games, you should even if table games normally might not be for you.Regardless of which games you bet your money on, we can assure you that you will have a lot of fun. One rule to keep in mind is to gamble responsibly and to have fun even if you didn’t score big that night. The slots and table games are always there waiting for you and the chance to get rich beyond the dreams of avarice is always there.

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