Of all the gambling opportunities that you have today probably the one that has changed the most since the advent of the internet is online casino gambling. Gambling in a casino which for the Irish people or Irish casino, due to our outdated legislation, was either done whilst overseas or in our Private members clubs was a rather limited affair mainly centered upon roulette, blackjack or poker but in today’s world online casino gambling has an enormous choice of casino games. We cannot pretend to cover all possible games in this online casino section but we shall give you an overview of a number of games including how they are played and possibly even a tip or two about playing the games to help your chances of winning.
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You may even find that we list some new games for you to try; online casinos give you plenty of opportunity to try out new games and most good online casinos will have an area where you can play free casino games which is an excellent way to learn without damaging the bank balance. We shall cover the always popular game of Roulette which carries one of the lowest house edges in the casino (if you are not familiar with the term house edge you will come across it quite frequently in our explanations but basically the lower the house edge the better are your chances of winning) and requires no skill whatsoever to play; we also describe the card game of Blackjack which is a version of the evergreen pontoon and give you some tips about strategy. More unusual online casino gambling games that you might like to try include Caribbean Stud Poker which despite having a slightly mysterious reputation is a very easy game to play. It is a simple five card poker game played against the dealer with no bluffing but for full details go to our Caribbean Stud Poker page. The casino game with a reputation for sophistication that it does not deserve is Baccarat; historically played by high rollers for big stakes in separate parts of a casino Baccarat is in fact one of the simplest games to play as there are only three possible bets and the play must follow very specific rules. The game of Baccarat has a very unusual way of counting card values which can be very confusing in the beginning but the good thing is that because there are strict rules you do not actually have to understand the counting to play the game; strange but true so read about Baccarat in this section of our site. We then move on to a couple of dice games, one which you have probably heard of but do not know how to play and a second that you may never have heard of but is well worth a try. Craps is the one you have probably heard of if you ever watched a Bond movie and the game table looks very complicated but we have tried to break it down in simple terms for you. Once you know the rules it can be a fairly simple dice game to play. The second gambling game with dice is Sic Bo and as the name suggests originated in China; this is also a very simple game to play so do not be put off by the rather complicated board, read our instruction page and give it a go, there is no skill involved so pure luck will give you a win. If we are talking about simple games, they do not come any simpler than Red Dog which is a 100% gambling card game involving three cards. We also have a poker section which covers the more complicated games of poker but in the casino section there is a much simplified gambling game called let it ride poker. The idea is still to form a poker hand of 5 cards but there is no bluffing and you are playing against the house rather than against other players so unlike in some other forms of the game if you have a winning hand you win, end of story. Let it ride is a good gambling game to learn about poker hands. A true gambling card game involving bluffing and playing against other players is 3 card brag which is similar in a way to poker but the bets are limited by the table stakes. The game has been around for a long time and at one time was very popular in gambling clubs before poker took hold but it is now making a comeback in the online casinos. Another very old gambling game which is supposed to have originated in the East is Backgammon; simple enough as it seems with dice and checkers moving on a board the game is full of strategy and an experienced player does have an edge. The game is played head to head so if that is your type of game give it a go but start playing for low stakes until you feel confident.
Online casinos need software to run them and although some operators try to create their own casino software, most of the major players buy or lease their software from companies that specialize. There are a number of such companies but the better known and most widely used ones are Microgaming, Playtech, Cryptologic and Chartwell. It is not of absolute importance that you know which casino software your chosen online casino is running but in order to know that your data is secure and that you are playing at an honest casino they should be using a well known brand and the online casino operator should have a license issued by a respected body such as those in Gibraltar or Malta. Every software provider has their own slots and the slots are usually better known by the players than the software providers. It is not unusual for bookmakers to have a license for gambling in their own country but to have their online operations based overseas.
Online gambling has come a long way in a short time and it grants you plenty of opportunities to gamble so take the time to read some of our pages and get maximum enjoyment out of your gambling experience.