10 Casino Games to Play Online

To play casino games there is no need to get all dressed up these days. You don’t even have to leave the house, if you don’t feel like it. Casino games are available online and can be played from the comfort of your home, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Most of the time a one-time casino software download is necessary, when you want to play casino games online. The software is usually directly available on the online casino website of your choice.

These days some casinos offer flash games which do not require a download. Personally I find the downloadable casinos more practical as you don’t have to open a browser each time you want to play. You simply play straight from your desktop.

These are 10 casino games you can play online:

1. Blackjack

Arguably one of the most well known card games in the world is Blackjack. The aim of the game is to obtain a hand combination closest to 21 as possible, without going over (busting).

The 2-10 cards are worth their numerical value. Face cards are valued at 10 and Aces can be worth 1 or 11. With time you will learn the odds of your hand busting versus de dealer’s hand.

It basically is a very easy game to learn how to play, and worth spending some time on as it is possible to develop some good skills which will massively increase your winning odds in this game.

2. Craps

Craps is a very exciting dice game. It’s the fastest moving game at the casino tables with a large variety of betting and wagering options. Though a craps table can look pretty intimidating when you see it for the first time, but it is easier than it looks. It’s best to stick to the basic bets, as the more complex ones most of the time do not give you better winning odds.

3. Roulette

Mostly two types of roulette are offered to players online: American Roulettes and European Roulettes. As the American roulette wheel contains an extra 00 field, the European wheels have slightly better winning odds.

In this random number game players may choose to place bets either on a single number or a range of numbers, the colours black and red and the odd and even ranges. The croupier spins the roulette wheel, which contains coloured and numbered pockets, in one direction, while he releases and spins a little ball in the opposite direction on the circular track of the wheel. When the ball eventually loses its speed and falls into one of the (37 or 38) pockets of the wheel, the winning number (and therefore winning colour and number range) of the round is determined.

4. Mini Baccarat

Is a card game with the exact same rules as standard Baccarat, with the exception that players do not take turns being the banker. Six or seven players can be seated at a mini Baccarat table and there are 3 betting spots per player corresponding to banker, player and tie bets.

The aim of the game is to get as close to 9 as possible with 2 or 3 cards dealt to each player. 2-9 value cards represent their exact face value, and 10 and face cards value 0. The score of the hand is the right digit of the total of the cards. For example, if the two cards are an 8 and 7, which totals 15 the value of the hand is 5.

This is a fun and fast paced game of pure chance.

5. Online Slots

Online slots are among the simplest online casino games you can play. When you start the game you choose the amount of your bet (often 0.05€/$, 0.10€/$, 0.50€/$ or 1€/$ per spin) and how many lines you’d like to play. You then press the button to spin the reels.

Different slot machines offer different payouts for different picture line up combinations. You can find out which pictures, and how many in a row make you win, in the pay tables of the slot machine you are playing on.

6. Online video poker

Video poker basically is a poker based slot machine. The principles of poker provide the foundation for this game, and thus the aim is to obtain any of the winning poker hand combinations.

It is one of the most popular casino games today as it combines the excitement and skill of poker with the speed of slot machines and some of the highest winning odds of any casino game.

7. Pai Gow poker

Pai Gow poker is also called Double-hand poker. It is a version of the Chinese Pai Gow domino game, played with cards bearing poker hand values. The game is played with the standard 52 cards standard including a joker, which can be used as an ace, or to complete a straight, a flush or a straight flush. And the table is set for 6 players and a dealer.

The aim is to create two poker hands (a five-card hand and a two-card hand) out of the seven cards you are dealt. The five-card hand’s value needs to exceed the two-card hand’s value.

8. SicBo

SicBo is another dice game that can be played online. The game originates from ancient China and involves 3 dice and a table with a variety of betting options. The aim of the game is to guess the outcome of the roll of the dice.

The dice are rolled by the dealer using a special box, called the SicBo shaker, and the outcome is hidden until all bets are placed. Winning numbers and combinations light up on the table, and the dealer pays out the winning bets. True, the game board looks quite complex but the game is actually very easy to play.

9. Keno

Keno is a lottery type game which is very similar to the better known game called “Bingo”. It revolves around a circular glass enclosure, called a ‘bubble’, containing balls numbered from 1 – 80. Twenty of these 80 balls will be drawn each draw, while you have marked your numbers of choice on a blank keno ticket.

Once drawn the computerized Keno system calculates and determines the result of that game. How much you win depends on how many of the drawn numbers you had chosen.

10. Online Poker

Online poker is ragingly popular these days, fueled by the big international televised poker tournaments in which often amateur players enter and play alongside professional poker players. Check the poker bonuses on the different online poker sites as often you can win seats to enter big international poker tournaments.

Poker is a card game of chance, but if you practice and develop your skills, your odds of winning will be massively increased.

Different types of poker are played in online casinos, but the current favourite is Texas Hold’em. The aim of Hold’em is to make the best possible five-card poker hand using any of your two pocket cards (dealt to you face down) and the five community cards (dealt on the table face up).

There are so many different types of casino games these days and most of them you can find online as well. So whether you like the adventure of going to a real life land based casino or you prefer to play casino online from the comfort of your home, all these popular games are waiting to be played and enjoyed by you.

If you would like more information about casino games or you have more detailed questions as to how they are played, please feel free to contact me.

The Darling Guide to D Bingo Calls

There are some real darling characters lying amongst the D bingo calls as well as one or two calls with an interesting background. Knowing them can make your experience playing online bingo on new bingo sites more fun. But first if you want to continue to read this article you should get Down on your Knees. Don’t worry we’re only joking this is actually the call for the number 43!

Here is one that has two possible explanations both relating to war periods. Doctor’s Orders some say originates from the Second World War when British doctors wrote sick notes which included a 9pm curfew and if the patient was found outside after 9pm they had violated the sick note. Doctor’s Orders is number 9 in the bingo calls. However there is another story which goes back to the Great War where they say that there was something called the “number nine” pill. This was prescribed for pretty much anything and everything.

Whether you love them or hate them you probably still know the famous Abba song Dancing Queen, young and sweet and in bingo number 17. Staying in entertainment we have the Irish born considered British entertainer, Danny La Rue who died on 31st May 2009. The great drag artist and singer Danny La Rue is the number 52 in bingo. 52 can also be called as Chicken Vindaloo, Weeks in a Year, The Lowland Div(ision) or Pack ‘o Cards.

Another entertainer the British actress and sex symbol Diana Dors who is the bingo call for number 44. However if she hadn’t changed her name as recommended she wouldn’t be number 44. Diana Dors was originally Diana Fluck and one of her comments about her name change was “they asked me to change my name. I suppose they were afraid that if my real name Diana Fluck was in lights and one of the lights blew…” The other bingo calls for number 44 are All the Fours, Droopy Drawers, Aldershot Ladies and Open Two Doors.

Moving from this sex symbol to the original TV face of sci-fi we have Doctor Who which is the bingo call for number 2. The programme originally ran from 1963 to 1989 and was relaunched again in 2005. Number 2 can also be called as Buckle my Shoe, Little Boy Blue, One Little Duck, Me and You and Baby’s Done It.

From sci-fi to magic we have the wife of the famous British magician Paul Daniels. Debbie McGee who is also his assistant is the bingo call 3. You can also hear three as Cup of Tea, Dearie me, I’m Free, One Little Flea, You and Me, Goodness Me and Monkey on the Tree.

Moving onto sport David Beckham is number 7 because of the number he wears when playing for England. This can also be called as God’s in Heaven, Lucky Seven, Lucky or One Little Crutch. On 21st April 2009 David Beckham paid a visit to Downing Street to launch the Malaria No More campaign with Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Downing Street is not surprisingly number 10 in bingo.

We hope you enjoying the darling D calls and that your next online bingo experience is more fun with this knowledge.

Bodog Poker – Secrets Exposed!

Many people would not want to even try playing in a casino, more so, if it is online gaming like poker or bingo. The reason for this is because they are afraid to lose a fortune. Playing online even gives an added risk especially when you are not even sure if it is legitimate or rigged. Whatever the reason is, the bottomline is that gambling is a game of chance and they do not want to take a chance. But what if I tell you that tested and proven systems to win in gambling like poker for instance are already available to ensure winning? What if this system is readily available online and could easily be learned by any layman? I am sure that if armed with this system, playing will no longer be a risk but an opportunity. These proven systems are the very reason a lot of professional, some of them lawyers, computer experts, doctors, etc., have chosen to change careers and make gambling their livelihood. This is also the reason for the influx of a lot of online gaming websites where anybody can play wherever they are. All they need is a computer and an internet access and they can start playing even in the comforts f their own living room.

One of these poker websites is the Bodog Poker. It is very easy to access with the number of affiliates directing players to this website. Once you are inside the Bodog Poker website, all the secrets will be revealed to you and you will find that everything is very easy to use. Downloading the software is quite easy and playing tutorials are simple and user-friendly. Bodog Poker has in its roster of features a very inviting and attractive online poker look and feel down to the tables and cards. It is quite sleek, smooth and sharp thereby making possible an enjoyable and comfortable poker playing.

Bodog Poker also offers innovative features that make the flow of the game quite easy to follow. The icons and instructions are very clear and simple making the player able to focus on his game and not on the instructions on how to play it. It also allows for a faster playing of the game with its other features like the “quickseat” which gets the player started fast, the “picture in picture” which allow one player to play in up to 3 table and all tables be seen on one screen, the “at-table info panel” which gives players the information they need without the need to return to the main page of the website, the “folded hand display” which can show what the player may have won or lost, the “separate chat and dealer broadcast” situated at the table’s side panel allowing players to still do some chatting, “opponent notes” which is a feature that allows you to keep tract of your opponents style enabling you to strategize, the “player statistics” which analyzes your play both in real time and afterwards, and the “pre-populated bet buttons” which allows you to place your bet easily. All these features make Bodog Poker very popular to many online players.

So what are you waiting for, once you have the secret of how to win in poker, you may now expose the secrets in Bodog Poker by winning from them your first million.

Online Gambling Climbing Into 2012

Online gambling and gaming is always a hot topic in the news with global legal issues, business deals, software development and of course massive jackpot winners.

Recently we have witnessed a large number of regular online casino gamers spending more time and money playing scratchcards online. The pace of development with scratch based games is constantly gaining momentum in addition the versatility of the scratch element can be carried over into other games brilliantly.

For example Joker Poker the new offering from Neo-Games has both Online Video Poker and a scratch cards element that satisfies both sides and adds a totally new side to an already popular game.

Classically scratch cards are not usually found in a regular Casino environment, however due to demand most online casino providers have had to incorporate some scratchcards into their collection of games. Not to mention the popping up of so many different scratch cards focused web sites.

Recent player figures seem to demonstrate that scratch players are increasing and that more people are open to trying scratch based games than ever before. Scratch sites and online casinos are leading the way in not only creatively crafted promotions and bonuses but lucrative and impressive business deals that are being used in other online industries.

This month for example it has been reported that Neo-Games has signed a deal with Sportingbet plc. The agreement outlines how Neo-Games will provide over 40 of their scratchcards and other soft games and integrate this scratch card platform into Sportingbet’s existing online website.

William Hill the sports betting/bookmaking has confirmed interest in the option of taking over the mobile gaming technology company Probability. The deal is believed to be worth a mammoth 13 million GBP and could see the expansion of William Hill’s Mobile Gambling and Regular Gambling interests.

Probability owns the brand Lady Luck and has approximately one million UK customers, using their bingo, poker, scratch cards and other online games. The mobile technology group has been an incredible success and was formed in 2003; the two owners claim that their success came from understanding just how important, big and profitable the mobile gambling industry would ultimately grow to be. Apparently William Hill has until 17th Oct 2011 to formulate a purchase offer as a deadline.

Earlier in the year the Co also purchased a few land based sports betting companies in the US and this strategically gives the group a firmer hold in the US markets while the industry expects to see some dramatic changes in the future.

Also in recent developments William Hill the sports betting/bookmaking has confirmed interest in the option of taking over the mobile gaming technology company Probability. The deal is believed to be worth a mammoth 13 million GBP and could see the expansion of William Hill’s Mobile Gambling and Regular Gambling interests.

Probability owns the brand Lady Luck and has approximately one million UK customers, using their bingo, poker, scratch cards and other online games. The mobile technology group has been an incredible success and was formed in 2003; the two owners claim that their success came from understanding just how important, big and profitable the mobile gambling industry would ultimately grow to be. Apparently William Hill has until 17th Oct 2011 to formulate a purchase offer as a deadline.

Earlier in the year the Co also purchased a few land based sports betting companies in the US and this strategically gives the group a firmer hold in the US markets while the industry expects to see some dramatic changes in the future.