Which are the best online casino games?

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Replicate the live casino experience in the comfort of your own home by playing games such as roulette and poker in an online casino instead. Here we look at the various gaming options

Want the experience of going to the casino but haven’t got the time or perhaps the interest of visiting an actual casino? Then one alternative may be to go to an online, or virtual, casino instead. You can find hundreds of them on the internet including Ladbrokes Casino, 888 Casino and Bet 365.

Online casinos generally offer better odds and payback percentages than traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ casinos. They also allow you to jump from game to game at the click of a button!

What’s more, the choice of games you have to play online is often much greater than you have in a traditional casino. Here we look at different types of games you can play over the internet.


Slot machines

Think casinos and one image that springs to mind is of people in Las Vegas playing slot machines, or one arm bandits, at all hours of the day and night.

Like real casinos, online casinos offer plenty of great deals and great slots. Some of the more popular casinos offer hundreds of different types, ranging from traditional fruit based slots – often called fruit machines in the UK – to those with different themes such as Marvel superheroes and rock ‘n’ roll bands.

One particularly popular slot is Thunderstruck 2 from Microgaming.  Inspired by Norse sagas, this is a game with a difference.

You can wield Thor’s hammer and get to unlock the chambers of the gods. What’s more, it’s full of features, including Wild Storm mode, and offers plenty of free spin triggers as well as 243 ways to win.

Roulette

An iconic casino game, Roulette has featured in many Hollywood films, most notably Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart.Now you can play it in online too, either on live tables with real ‘human’ dealers – see below – or if you prefer, using the computerised version.

One of the main attraction of Roulette is its simplicity. Start by putting your bet on either red or black and if it lands on the right colour you win. Other betting options are available too which you can pick as you go along.

Video poker

For those who want to play poker but don’t necessarily want to go to a live poker table, video poker is a great option.

An extremely strategic game, it offers some of the best odds in the casino, enabling you to play for hours with a modest investment and a little bit of luck, of course.

Various options are available to choose from including joker’s wild, duce’s wild and straight video poker to suit different types of player.

Live table games

If you love going to the casino, then live table games are the next best thing. Although not all casinos offer this facility many now do, including William Hill.

With a live table game you can connect to with other players and view a live video stream of a real dealer. Live table games include poker, roulette, blackjack, baccarat and craps.

Many people find live table games much more exhilarating than video games, although they are not for everyone.

Happy gambling – and remember when the fun stops, stop!

Chris Price