If you want to play casino games online, there is a multitude of sites to chose among. Some of them are pure casino sites, while others are big gambling sites that offers casino games, poker room, bingo room, sports betting, and more.
A typical online casino will included slot machines, video poker machines, table games, scratch cards and a few other game types. Single-table versions of keno and bingo are often available, which means you don’t have to wait for a draw and compete with other players.
Earlier, online casinos would typically focus on games from one single game developer. Today, it is more common to find online casinos that offer a selection of games from a vast range of game developers. Examples of popular game developers are NetEnt, Microgaming, Playtech, Betsoft, Yggdrasil, Thunderkick, Bluberi, Play’n GO, Ash, Leander, and IGT.
Slot machines typically make up the bulk of an online casino’s game offering. If you have visited an offline casino, you have probably noticed that much more floor space is devoted to slot machines than to table games such as blackjack and roulette.
Video poker machines are popular among players that want a game that combines skill and chance. During a round of video poker, you are allowed to make a choice that will impact the outcome of the game. In this regard, video poker is more similar to blackjack than to a traditional slot machine.
If you enjoy table games, you don’t have to settle for animated games run by a random number generator if you don’t want to. During recent years, several live casinos have popped up online, which means that you can play against a real flesh-and-blood casino dealer – in your computer. The dealer works in a casino studio filled with real gaming tables and web cameras.
Scratch cards used to be a fairly neglected part of the online casino world, but this is no longer true. Several bold new game developers have ventured into the field of virtual scratch cards and created fun and interesting games that take advantage of the flexibility and freedom that comes with not having to produce a physical scratch card.
Browser play or client play
You can either play online casino games directly in your browser or download a casino client and install it on your computer. Today, browser play is much more common than client play. However, client play do have its advantages. When you download a casino client, you install graphics, animations, sound effects, and more on your computer. This means that less data needs to be sent between you computer and the casino server when you play. To put it simply, the casino will hog less of your internet bandwidth. This is great news for anyone who is on a slow internet connection or wish to use most of the bandwidth for something else while playing casino games, e.g. downloading big files or streaming a movie in the background.
Mobile casino play
If you want to play casino games directly in your smartphone or tablet, you can do so in the device’s web browser or download a casino app. Modern casino games are usually made in HTML5 which means that they are compatible with Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, and more.