A Look into Online Casino Games
The most important aspect of an online casino is the games and it is quite often down to the quality and the quantity of the games that helps players decide whether to sign up to an online casino or not. Today, there are approximately 40 online casino software developers supplying their gaming content to more than 1,000 gambling portals around the world.
When you visit any online casino today, you should be able to find a healthy collection of the most popular land based casino games, as well as a whole host of other unique games. Casino games today can be accessed instantly, providing you have a flash player (or in some cases Java), but the majority are available via downloadable casino software.
What are Casino Games?
Online casino games are web-based games that you can play either in the real cash mode or in the free play demo mode (otherwise known as the fun play mode or practice mode) and either in your browser or via downloadable software. The actual amount of games that are available will depend on where you are playing and by which software provider has supplied the games.
For example, companies such as Microgaming have developed more than 620 casino games since they started developing them back in the mid-1990s and other software companies such as Playtech (who have won almost as many industry awards) have only developed approximately 250 casino games to date.
Once you have launched a casino game, it will generally appear in a new and manageable window. If your balance isn't reading zero (either your real cash balance or your fun chips balance), you should be able to play on the game that you have launched almost instantly. Casino games are the most exciting way for gamblers to place real cash wagers online today and there are numerous different themes and varieties.
Types of Casino Games
The main different types of casino games today include Table and Card Games such as Craps (and other dice games) and Roulette (usually American Roulette, European Roulette and perhaps 3D or Mini Roulette). Other types of casino Table and Card Games include numerous different versions of Blackjack (Blackjack Double Exposure, Blackjack Switch, Blackjack Surrender and Pontoon etc.), plus Baccarat.
Also look out for popular Online Poker games and other exciting card games such as Casino Hold'em, Caribbean Hold'em, Caribbean Stud Poker, 3 Card Poker, Let it Ride/Let 'em Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Stravaganza, Oasis Poker, Tequila Poker, Vegas 3 Card Rummy, War, Red Dog, Wild Viking and much more.
If you have exhausted playing the traditional Table and Card games and you are looking for something completely different, you may want to check out one of the many online slot machines that currently exist. Whichever online casino you visit today, you will find that the majority of games will be made up of both Classic Slots and Video Slots.
Other games include Video Pokers, Arcade Games, Asian Games, Scratchcards, Keno, Bingo, Live Dealer Casino Games and speciality games such as Rock Paper Scissors, Virtual Horses (and other virtual events), Heads or Tails, Hi-Lo games, but the casino games with the largest prizes are the Progressive Jackpot games.
Benefits of Playing Casino Games Online
There are several benefits to playing casino games online as opposed to playing at a land based gaming venue and one of these benefits is the state of the art security that is used by today's operators.
You can now gamble from the comfort of your own home, without ever having to step outside again. All you have to do is switch your computer on (or mobile device) any time of the day, then log into your casino account and have a flutter. Online casinos don't have an opening/closing time.
The other major benefits to playing in an online casino is that the payout percentage rate for individual games is much better than the odds you would get at a land based casino. The average return to player payout percentage rate at an online casino could be anywhere from as low as 93% up to generally no more than 97%, but this can quite often exceed 100%, which is absolutely fantastic for players.
The general convenience of an online casino and also the vast amount that are currently available means that you shouldn't ever have any trouble finding your favourite casino game online. Not many of us happen to live anywhere near a real life casino, so internet based casinos give us the perfect alternative.