The great thing about gambling online is that you can experience the adrenalin and excitement of Las Vegas style casino games via the Internet from the comfort of your own home.
Best of all, the gambling games available online are almost identical to their land casino counterparts.
For instance, online Las Vegas style casino games look the same as their land-based relatives, use the same rules, feature the same game odds, boast the same lucrative payouts and jackpots, and are also monitored for fairness, honesty and integrity.
The four most popular Las Vegas style casino games are slots, video poker, blackjack and roulette, in no particular order.
Online Slots – Slots are available in many different variants, ranging from 3-reel, single line slots to 5-reel, multi-line slots, progressive slots and many more.
The principle behind online slots is extremely simple. Simply insert a number of coins or credits (up to the game’s maximum bet) into a slot game, press the spin button and watch the reels spin around.
When the reels stop, any winning combinations across the payline or paylines are paid out (as specified on the game’s payout table).
Online Video Poker – This is very much like playing traditional poker but on a video arcade machine. In other words, the basic hand values and rules of regular poker, are applicable in online video poker.
The objective of online video poker is to make the highest poker hand possible to win the biggest payouts. The best hand in poker is a Royal Flush which is a 10, J, Q, K and Ace of the same suit.
In video poker, the lowest scoring hand is usually a pair of Jacks or better.
Online Blackjack – This is a top online games with long and impressive pedigree having been around in one form or another for about 300 years. The objective of online blackjack is to beat the dealer and thus get paid out.
This can be done in two ways. Either have 21 points to make Blackjack or as close as possible to 21 without busting (but with enough points to beat the dealer’s hand), or wait (and hope) that the dealer busts.
In blackjack the cards are valued as follows: 10s, Js, Qs and Ks are worth 10 points each, Aces are worth either 1 or 11 points each and the rest of the cards retain their face values.
To ‘double down’ means to double the size of your initial bet and ‘to split’, means splitting a pair (two 7s for example) to play each card as a separate hand.
Online Roulette – Roulette is a ‘numbers game’, with 37 or 38 numbers respectively. The objective of roulette is to place your bets (chips) on a number or numbers marked on the tableranging from 0 to 36 (some roulette games offer 0 and 00).
You then hold thumbs that the little white ball released by the dealer into the spinning wheel lands in the corresponding numbered slot, making you a winner!
In online roulette you can also bet on ‘odds’ or ‘even’ numbers and on ‘red’ or ‘black’. A single number win pays out 35:1 so you can win a lot of money very quickly in roulette.