The most obvious and diverse example of online gambling has to be online casinos. Unlike the more specialized online poker and online bingo websites, online casinos offer a wide variety of classic and modern casino games. One is sure to find something that strikes their fancy when visiting one of these online establishments. In addition to the game itself there are several other obvious factors when deciding your favorites. These include the overall design, the gameplay, the prizes or payouts and of coarse the bonuses…
- Blackjack — the strategic player’s casino game of choice. No online casino worth the name would be caught dead without at least one or two blackjack games, and most of the better ones offer a dozen or more “21” variants to keep you on your toes.
- Roulette — likewise, no self-respecting casino would omit the colorful, spinning Wheel of Fortune. If you have a preference for a particular number of pockets, don’t fret; most online casinos offer “American” AND “European” versions (and some offer even more choices!)
- Slots — for many players, gambling begins and ends with slots. Luckily, there are more online slots than there are of every other kind of game put together! Choose from classic fruit machines, retro one-armed bandits, and state-of-the-art video slots with arcade game features and full-motion video. After the chill that occurred in 2006 when the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA passed by Congress, resulted in many online sites refusing US players. Today those same sites and many new online affiliate sites promote games for US slots players. If you love slots you are probably familiar with the many casinos from DeckMedia: SlotoCash Casino, Desert Nights Casino, Uptown Aces Casinos, Miami Club, Spartan Slots, Slots Capital Casinos, Box 24 Casino and Black Diamond Casino. They all actively welcome US players. But there are many other online casinos that offer US players slots. Among them are: Aladdins Gold Casino, Las Vegas USA Casino, and Lucky Red.
- Craps — if you’re like us, you’ve always thought “well, I’ll wait until I know more about it.” Online craps gives you the most inviting way to learn what a “come/ don’t come” wager means, far removed from the noisy and intimidating crowd at the casinos (or street-corners!).
- Baccarat — shaken, not stirred. The VIP’s velvet rope card game is available at any online casino, usa or otherwise, allowing any player to feel its attraction for high-rollers the world over. You’ll find the “punto banco” version of baccarat much easier to understand than its parlour game predecessor.
- And Many More — video poker, for one (or for a dozen — most online casinos provide plenty of choice in addition to the classic Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild games). More exotic games like Sic Bo, Mah Jongg, and Pachinko can introduce Western players to time-honored Asian pastimes, while Caribbean Poker and Let it Ride are just two of the many single – player card games perfect for online play.
These are only some of the basic foundation games that one might expect an assortment of when visiting a good online casino. What, out of room? We’ve barely scratched the surface. We didn’t even talk about the numerous ‘arcade games’ (from Rock Paper Scissors to Virtual Horse-racing) or lottery-style games (scratchcards, keno, bingo, etc.) that many modern online casinos offer. Oh well, maybe next time…