Regardless of whether you are a casual gamer or a veteran gambler, you will find tons of apps, websites and flash-portals that allow you to play casino games on the internet. Three of the classics – the most popular games of this type – are outlined in this article, but there are countless variants and combos of them available too, as well as other types of betting games.
Some are completely free, where each player is allotted an initial number of chips and, through skill, strategy or luck, competes against an AI or real opponent/s for a place on the leader-boards. This is the best choice for those who do not want to risk any real money, but want to learn or just play a casual, no-consequences game.
Then there are the paid virtual casinos. These sites, apps and portals either: allow you to purchase chips as you play (normally with a required minimum purchase) with your credit card or other money service; or require that you join a membership program that assigns you chips according to level, status or type of membership and charges you a flat rate per month/year.
Poker: Texas Hold ‘Em, Five- or Seven-Card Stud, classic table-style or video poker, high-stakes or low – whatever your poker preferences, you will certainly find an app, website or flash-based game to suit them. This is one of the most popular gambling games online. Some web portals are even attached to real-world tournaments, allowing a largely accessible entry-point to the lists, for those who dream of playing against their idols in the famous Vegas and Monte Carlo games.
Blackjack: There are dozens of variations of this classic favorite. Blackjack, a. K. A. Twenty-One, has always been associated with glamorous locations, well-shod opponents and plush, well-appointed tables. Now you can join in from the comfort of your desk, and double-down, split, hit or stay your way to the big win. From complete newbies to blackjack aces, there are options online for every level and type of play.
One-Armed Bandit: This classic slot-machine game (sometimes called simply ‘slots’ or ‘fruit machine’) was probably also the first casino game to appear on computers. The basic concept of placing a bet, spinning the reels and crossing your fingers as you hope to get a row (or rows) of identical or bonus pictures has been treated to thousands of different themes in both the real and virtual worlds. You can find slots featuring your favorite movie or comic book heroes, historical legends and mythological icons and a ton of fun, weird and kooky variations.
There are, of course several craps, baccarat and roulette games available as well. Remember, regardless of your chosen game type and whether or not you use real money: set personal limits, stay level-headed and be responsible when you play casino games of any type.