A Classification of Popular Casino Games
Gambling board games similar to casino games, date back to the 6th century. Games of dice were popular ancient games the world over. Innovative forms of gambling using board games, served as foundations for the advent of the first casinos. Today the world of casinos is a thriving multimillion dollar business and part of nightlife of all major cities, where the casino is now a centre of socializing, gambling and pure entertainment.
The concept of casino games like dice, originated as far back as the 2nd and 3rd centuries. Over time the concept of gambling houses similar to the modern casino first appeared in the 19 century. Through the years the concept gained popularity and the casino was thus reinvented, not only as a gambling house, but a centre of entertainment and leisure. Thereafter games of various types and styles were introduced to give the casino an experience of thrills, as well as skill.
The various kinds of casino games can be classified as follows.
Games of chance:
Roulette which is the oldest game made its appearance in France. Variations of roulette followed in forms of American roulette and European roulette. Dice still remains one of the popular games in this category.
Board Games and card games:
Board games are casino games of skill which require two or more players playing against the casino. Black jack, baccarat, craps are some of the popular games. Apart from these and by far the most popular game played world wide is poker. Poker games have become a rage to the extent of making its mark, in online casinos which have forums and community sites dedicated to the same. Other board games gaining popularity are mahjong, solitaire and gin rummy.
The various types of poker are Texas hold’em, Carribean stud poker, American poker and many more. Online casinos even organize online tournaments, with attractive amounts as prize money.
Lottery games are bingo and its variations. Bingo is a big thing in casinos with variations like sling, bingo blackout and sling quest. Keno is another lottery based game which is gained considerable popularity.
Slot machine games:
Slot machine games command perhaps the majority of the casino crowd, where hours can be spent at the many different innovative slot games lining a casino. Cleopatra, wheel of fortune, double diamond and jeopardy. Slots usually come in 3 reel and 5 reel slots, which take you through different levels of play. One usually needs to collect bonus cards and keys to unlock higher levels till one gets the jackpot.
Soccer Betting games:
Sport betting game are increasingly popular in every countries all over the world, especially in Asian, some website, like FIFA55 for example are very popular in Thailand.
Slot games are extremely popular in online casinos. This being due to the methods of skill, incorporated within the basic concepts of the slot games. Big kahuna and Conan are fine examples of this innovation. Today casinos have broadened their horizons to the internet, where online casinos are being preferred, as one can play from the comforts of his or her home. The games remain the same with the same thrills and excitement found in all casino games.