Online gambling is great entertainment and is gaining in popularity as more and more people realise the potential of enjoying themselves without the hassle of leaving home and going somewhere. This is of course particularly true at this time of year when the weather is not exactly conducive to going out. Sports gambling is one of the most popular forms of gambling online and although going to the races is good fun you are generally restricted to betting on that meeting whereas at home you can place bets on every meeting in Ireland or in the UK. The same applies to football although the most bets seem to be placed on the English leagues and not many Irish people get the chance to attend one of those matches so online gambling is the obvious answer. Apart from sports gambling many folk enjoy the thrill of online casino gambling and there is plenty of choice of online casinos for Irish casino players using different casino software, some of which are listed at the gambling.ie site. There are however different types of online casino players. The first group are those that enjoy proper casino games such as roulette and blackjack which have been around forever and require variable amounts of skill or judgement to increase your chances of winning. There is no skill at all when playing roulette but there certainly is when playing blackjack which we can look at later. The second group are the casino slots players who often have a favourite but are willing to try others as well. The favourite has probably been selected because the player has won there before or simply because they like the theme of the slot or the way that it plays.
When it comes to casino slots gambling the casino software being used is very important as it is that which will determine whether you enjoy the experience or not. The games of roulette and blackjack are the same everywhere so which casino software is being used is not important. Before describing some of the more popular casino software let’s go back to the skill required when blackjack gambling. Skill is maybe the wrong word but by paying attention to what is going on you can increase your chances of winning. To understand the concept you need to go back to the description of the purpose of the game and gambling.ie believes that this is sometimes wrongly stated as getting as close as possible to 21 without busting. The true idea of the game is to beat the dealer and that can be done with a hand that is nowhere near 21. When gambling online at blackjack the dealer will follow what is known as the perfect strategy which is drawing cards to 17 or above. Even with this perfect strategy the hand will go over 21 a good percentage of the time. Any player can of course follow the same strategy but here is the rub, if you go over 21 you lose regardless of what happens or might happen to the dealer. In other words you still lose even if the dealer also busts so the way to win is still be in the game when the dealer busts. This sounds easy but as in any gambling game it is not and there are no guarantees; much still depends on the cards dealt. The best hand for the dealer to have in the players opinion is 15 or 16 as the chances of busting before reaching 17 are quite high but of course the dealers cards are not known before the player plays his or her hand. There is however always one card showing in online blackjack and if that card is a 5 or a 6 there is again a good chance that the hand will end up at 15 or 16.With this in mind gambling.ie suggests that when playing your hand you pay attention to the one dealer card that is showing and you may choose to stand on 16 or even lower. If the dealer does bust you win regardless of what you have in your hand.
Returning to the casino slots players, as already stated there is no skill so you choose your game and go for it. Some will play the casino games with the huge jackpots some of which regularly run into the millions of Euro while other s will satisfy themselves with smaller but more frequent wins and concentrate more on the entertainment factor and that is where selecting the online casino with the right casino software is important. Casino gambling online has large as well as small casino software suppliers and large is not always better as small casino software companies can and do produce some great games but there are not many of them which is why they remain small. One of the larger casino software companies and one of the favourites of gambling.ie is NetEnt and they have a number of gambling games which are similar to 5 reel slots but instead of the symbols being attached to reels they are all free to move independently of each other. This might not sound like a huge difference but it does enable some additional features which add to the slots gambling fun. For example at All Irish Casino which features NetEnt casino software there is a slot called Jack Hammer™; actually there are two but they both operate in the same way. The independent symbol feature enables what is called Sticky Wins™ and the way this works is that when a win is triggered which can be as few as three identical symbols on a winning line, all those symbols in the win are held automatically and the remaining symbols are all spun again. If this results in the win being improved then the process repeats itself again and again until no further improvement is achieved. The highest win is then paid out. This all happens without any further input from the player and requires no additional staking. Slots gambling will never be the same again as a very modest wi can very quickly turn into something quite substantial.