If you want to play casino games online there is an enormous selection to choose from. It is always a good idea to familiarise yourself with the different games and their rules before you begin to play for money. This will minimise the risk of making all the usual beginner's mistakes. Popular casino games include Baccarat, Craps, Roulette, Blackjack and several kinds of poker.
Baccarat is one of the easiest card games to play. It is often recommended for newcomers because the house, i.e. the casino you're playing in, only has a very small statistical advantage.
Craps is a dice game and is generally considered to be for the most experienced casino players and gamblers. To some people Craps is a somewhat confusing and complicated game before you get a proper grasp of the rules and betting procedures. Some people maintain that it takes a lifetime to master.
Perhaps the best-known casino game of them all is Roulette. It's the game most people associate with casinos. It consists of a wheel with numbered black and red slots (the zero slot is green), and a ball which rolls around the wheel. If you have not played Roulette before, there are two versions of the game – American Roulette and European Roulette. The difference is that American Roulette has 38 slots that go from 1 to 36 and two green zero slots (Zero and Double Zero), while European Roulette only has one green zero slot. The odds of winning are therefore better with European Roulette.
Blackjack is one of the most popular card games, both at online casinos and regular casinos. You play one-on-one against the casino's dealer and your object is to beat the dealer's hand without going over 21.
When it comes to poker, most casino sites have different variations. The most popular is Texas Hold 'em, which can itself be played in different versions such as Fixed Limit, No Limit and Pot Limit. Omaha and Stud poker are also very popular poker types. Texas Hold 'em is simpler to learn than the somewhat more complicated Omaha, so newbies are advised to start with Texas Hold ’em before going on to Omaha poker.
To be good at poker you have to be alert and attentive to the behaviour of your opponents. Luck and skill are just a small part of the formula for winning at poker. Most importantly, you need to learn how to read your opponents and exploit their weaknesses and conceal your own. If you want to familiarise yourself with the playing rules it is a good idea to buy a book which explains the rules simply but exhaustively. But if you don't want to spend your money on gaming literature you will find the rules, tips and advice at most casino sites.
Slots is another game that has become really popular because of it's simplicity and the possibillity to win huge progressive jackpots.