The one great benefit of online casino gaming is the variety of games offered. By far, slots, blackjack, roulette, and video poker are the most popular. As a result, online casinos tend to offer specialty versions of these games to cater to different gambling interests.
Unlike brick and mortar casinos, where human dealers, gaming equipment, and tables are required, online casinos use software located on secure servers to provide gameplay.
As a result, these websites can offer less common games to players who don’t like to play the others mentioned above.
Caribbean Stud Poker – Next to Blackjack, this is probably one of the most favorite casino card games. The object is to beat the house by holding a higher combination of cards at the end of a hand. There is one catch, however: the house must "qualify" or hold at least an Ace – King in its hand in order to pay out any winning bets to players. If the house does not qualify, bets are off. Further, if the house holds 2 pair or 3 of a kind, the player will lose his or her bet unless they hold a higher card combination. Caribbean Stud Poker jackpots, which payout for difficult-to-acquire-hands like a straight flush, four of a kind, or royal flush generally are very high and may appear to be well worth the extra ante at the beginning of a hand. Remember, however, that the odds of hitting these hands is remote. As a result, a bet for the jackpot most always gets collected by the house, and the player loses more money than expected.
Baccarat and Mini – Baccarat are offered in most online casinos. Minimum wagers are generally lower than land based casinos, and gameplay is much faster. Always bet bank, since the house always has the edge in the long run.
Craps – A casino classic, is offered at nearly all online casinos. Again, as with other games that involve multiple players on land, online play affords each player a virtual private table. As a result, the game tends to move much faster and bankrolls get hit harder. It’s best to go with the table minimums until one has a good feel for the game before betting big.
Pai Gow – This is a favorite of Chinese gamblers. Essentially, Pai Gow is a poker game, where players compete against the house. Once you learn Pai Gow, you may find that you’ll occasionally win big, since this game has less house edge than others, especially with highly experienced players. Some casinos may offer variants of what is played in Vegas or Macau.
Sic Bo -This is both a dice and card game. Another game from the orient, Sic Bo is a social game and can be very exciting. Make sure you learn the game’s ins and outs before you play – to most, Sic Bo looks complicated.