Online Gambling - The Games

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Online Gambling - The Games
by: Kenneth Bateman

Online casinos offer a multitude of gambling game options designed to appeal to the adventurous or the conservative player. The following is an overview of some of the more popular online games, both multi-player and single player, and is not intended to be a tutorial. There are countless books and online sites detailing game rules, strategies, etc., and it is suggested the player take advantage of these before attempting to play for money.

Poker

Poker entails examining your hand and guessing what your opponents have. In poker you are playing against other players, and not against the house. Among the most popular poker games to play online are:

- Texas Hold ‘Em (by far the most popular)
- Omaha
- Seven Card Stud
- Caribbean Poker
- Pineapple

Video Poker

Played against the casino’s software and not against other players.

- Jacks or Better (most popular)
- Deuces Wild
- Joker’s Wild

Blackjack

Also known as “twenty-one” as the cumulative total of the face value of the cards cannot exceed twenty one to win. Face cards are valued at ten and aces at one or eleven at the players option. Blackjack is played against the house, and not other players.

Roulette

A small, marble-like ball is placed into a spinning wheel that has red and black numbered slots. Bets are based upon which slot the ball will land when the wheel stops spinning. Among the many sub-categories of betting on roulette are: betting on which color the ball will land, betting on any one of the three columns on the roulette table, or betting on a specific set of twelve numbers.

Craps

Literally thousands of betting options. Shooter must roll a seven or eleven on the come-out, or first roll to win or establish a point. The shooter is a winner if point is made on follow up rolls. If a seven is rolled before point is made, the shooter loses. A two, three or twelve is an automatic loser on the come-out roll.

Baccarat

The total value of two dealt cards must not exceed nine. The hand with the total value closest to nine wins. Low house edge is of advantage to the player.

Video

Eleven balls are drawn from a pool of thirty. Bingo!

Keno

As you would expect, games of pure chance, with no skills required by the player offer terrible odds. Keno is one of those games, and is really the casino version of a lottery draw. In Keno a computer randomly selects numbers from a group of eighty and the player must guess which group will be chosen.

Slots

Slots are the most popular of the no skills required online casino games, and is a veritable cash cow for the casinos, with the odds firmly stacked in favor of the house. Slots are composed of spinning reels with an assortment of symbols on each reel. The slot machine’s reels are lined up on what is known as a payline. The right combination of symbols must be aligned with the payline in order to win. If the symbols are not aligned in a winning combination, you lose.

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