18:49 17 October 2017
The world's first big casino dates back to 1638 with the Casino di Venezia located in Italy. Since that time, gambling has seen its share of controversy, including being outlawed in some countries. Throughout its ups and downs though it hasn't waned in popularity, as history shows it's always been a favourite pastime of many.
So, while the casinos themselves may come and go, there have been some games that have proven to be popular year after year here in the UK. So, let’s look at those standout casino games that manage to attract crowds on a consistent basis.
For many people, when you think of a casino, the game of blackjack is the first one that pops into your head. Because this card game is relatively easy to understand, it draws a fairly large crowd. The game is played between you and the dealer so you don't need a table full of players. You are dealt two cards and can ask for more. The goal is to get as close to 21 as possible without going over.
Blackjack allows you to place bets of all sizes, so this one can be as exciting as you wish it to be.
Slot machines have been around since 1895 when they were invented by Charles Fey, a car mechanic. The first machines were the Liberty Bell and they became an instant hit. Today’s slot machines are much more advanced. They feature all kinds of incredible colours, sounds, and effects, have multiple pay lines and can be found in the traditional mechanical or modern digital form. Many find slot machines to be the most addictive game of all in the casino as they require no skill to play.
Roulette is another classic casino game that has continued to remain popular over the years. Roulette is all about chance and that's a big part of what makes it so exciting. There is additional wagering available by choosing such things as red or black, odd or even, etc.
If you’re looking for a game of skill, poker is the game for you. Understanding the game is one thing, mastering it is a whole other undertaking. That’s exactly why so many professional poker competitions exist, and why the pay outs are so massive. This card game features a five card hand that you are dealt. The hands are then ranked from the lowest up to the highest. The player who has the highest hand walks away the winner.
Where it used to be that you’d have to find a brick and mortar casino in order to enjoy any one of these great games, today you can make use of the many UK casinos online. These online casinos allow you to play from the comfort of your own home, any time of the day or night and still be part of that casino action and excitement.
What’s your favourite casino game? Let us know in the comments.
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