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Flashing lights, bright digital displays and baize-covered tables are the hallmarks of any casino; if you’ve ever walked by and took a peek inside, you may have wondered what the fuss is all about. What attracts players all around the world are casino games — engaging games of chance where everyone stands the chance of winning. So, what are casino games and how does one go about getting started on playing at a casino?
WHAT ARE CASINO GAMES?
Casino games are entertaining games of chance that you can play at a land-based or online casino, typically involving real-money bets. In other words, casino games are a form of gambling. Gambling has been around for centuries; from Ancient China to Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, various gambling games have entertained peasants, soldiers and the gentry alike. Archaeological evidence suggests that some games involving dice date as far back as 3,000BC! Over time, gambling games evolved and branched out into a multitude of contemporary games that we know and love. Today, these games are most often found in parlors or casinos, and can be divided into two distinct categories: slots and table games.
Whether played online or on land-based slot machines, slots are interactive single-player games that involve wagering against an algorithm. These games have three core elements: spinning reels, paylines and a handful of symbols. Wins are triggered when a sequence of identical symbols lands across one of the game’s paylines — all you need to do is put in a coin token, or place your bet online, and spin the reels in hopes of hitting a winning combination. The longer the winning combo and the higher the value of the symbols on it, the bigger your win will be.
All outcomes in these games are generated through RNG — a Random Number Generator — ensuring that every spin is truly random and every player stands an equal chance of winning (and losing). In other words, these casino games are all about luck; skill, strategy and knowledge won’t help you much. To date, slots are some of the most popular casino games around, and many slot developers go out of their way to incorporate unique bonuses and features to make these games even more entertaining.
TABLE AND CARD GAMES
Table games are significantly older than slot machines, most of which can trace their roots to 17th-century Europe. These casino games, like poker, roulette, blackjack and baccarat, are not all about luck — skilled players can significantly reduce the casino’s edge and improve their odds of winning through strategy. Table and card games are usually enjoyed on a physical table in brick-and-mortar casinos or with a live dealer on online platforms; however, there are digital versions of these games that can be played against an algorithm as well.
Bets are placed using colored chips of varied denominations, and the gameplay begins after the betting round concludes. Whereas slot games offer a variety of themes and features, the core gameplay remains the same — bet, spin and win; table games, on the other hand, are significantly more complicated. Each game has unique rules, and players must have a solid strategy before committing to real wagers. The house edge on table games is marginally lower, but inexperienced players can significantly increase the casino’s advantage through poor gameplay decisions.
BEST CASINO GAMES — SLOTS
The sheer abundance of online casino games makes it difficult to pick just a handful of favorites! Game providers go out of their way to explore new territory — adding unique features and extraordinary bonuses to fan-favorite themes. Casino players will find a variety of slots to enjoy, ranging from timeless classics to modern, innovative games packed with bonus features and otherworldly rewards.
EnergyCasino partners with the industry’s most distinguished game providers and studios to bring you nothing but the best of casino gaming. We work with providers like Big Time Gaming, NetEnt, Wazdan, Microgaming, Play’n GO, BF Games, Blueprint, Pragmatic Play, Red Tiger Gaming, and so many others. Each developer offers a unique selection of online casino games with a variety of features, from juicy fruit slots to blockbuster Megaways™ hits. Here are some of the aspects and features of playing online casino slots that you should consider before spinning the reels:
Theme — The most differentiating aspect of a slot is its theme. You can go on an epic adventure through Ancient Egyptian tombs, climb Mount Olympus or journey eastwards to the lands of myth and legend. Pick a theme that interests you and have fun — the choice is all yours!
Old or New? — If you prefer simple gameplay without unnecessary bells and whistles, then you may enjoy older slots more than the latest releases. An older game is more akin to a slot machine found in a land-based casino, featuring easy-to-follow gameplay. On the other hand, the latest hits are often jam-packed with bonus features and special symbols, all of which may be rewarding but somewhat overwhelming for a new player.
Desktop VS Mobile — Will you be playing at home or on the go? Most casinos offer a mobile-friendly platform, with hundreds of titles available on mobile devices.
RTP (Return to Player) — The RTP is a term used to describe the percentage of all wagers staked on a casino game that will be returned to the player over time. Think of it as a reverse house edge — the higher the percentage, the better it is for you.
Volatility — Volatility is another factor to consider; this rating indicates the frequency and size of wins on average: lower volatility means smaller wins that drop more frequently, and high volatility means larger wins that drop infrequently.
Minimum Wager — The spin cost will vary across games and casinos. Pick games that suit your bankroll, and don’t forget that higher wagers don’t always mean larger winnings.
Bonus Features — Online casino slots are all about bonus features, so this is where you’ll need to explore and experiment! You’ll find Wild symbols that can substitute for other symbols, Scatters that award free spins or unlock bonus games, win multipliers and a plethora of other innovative mechanics. The variety of bonus features found in slots at online casinos is truly unparalleled, so we recommend taking a handful of slots for a test drive through the demo mode. Some of the most popular features are Free Spins bonus rounds, Megaways™, Cascading reels (also known as Rolling or Avalanching reels), Expanding symbols and unlimited multipliers.
Jackpots — When it comes to bonus features and rewards, nothing can match the allure of jackpot slots. These games offer an additional prize that can drop randomly or through a special bonus round.
Phew, that’s a lot to consider! If you don’t quite know where to start but are eager to give casino games a whirl, here are some chart-toppers that you might enjoy: Starburst™, Stunning Hot™, Hot Sunrise™, Gonzo’s Quest and Gonzo’s Quest Megaways™, Bonanza, Book of Dead, Wolf Gold™, The Dog House Megaways™, Reactoonz, Divine Fortune and Mega Moolah.
Games with jackpots are some of the most popular games around, and these extraordinary prizes can be found in online casino slots and Live Casino games alike. Jackpots come in varying sizes and can be either fixed or progressive. A fixed pot is a lump, predetermined amount, and progressive jackpots grow in size with every wager placed on the game. Jackpots can also be daily or hourly, which indicates the higher frequency of drops. Keep in mind that the largest pots, like the progressive jackpot in Mega Moolah, don’t have a ticking timer and may take many months to drop to one lucky player — jackpots are incredibly elusive and difficult to trigger, so don’t count on this sweet win!
If you want to try your hand at games with out-of-this-world prizes at EnergyCasino, check out Mega Moolah, Mega Fortune™, Divine Fortune™, Atlantis, Dynamite Riches, Book of Gods™ and Bonnie & Clyde™.
BEST LIVE CASINO GAMES
If you enjoy strategic games of skill and would prefer not to leave everything to fate, then Live Casino games played with a live dealer may be a more suitable choice. Classics like poker, blackjack, baccarat and roulette games are a must-have at any respectable casino, and EnergyCasino is here to deliver the best of Live Casino gameplay straight to your screens. Let’s have a closer look at some of the most popular live dealer games.
Roulette — Roulette is a table game with numbered pockets and a small white ball tossed onto the spinning roulette wheel. Players must wager on the number they think the ball will land on, and they can do so through a variety of roulette bets — including wagers that cover multiple outcomes at once. Roulette is an excellent choice for anyone looking to experiment with betting strategies, as many roulette bets are even-money wagers that go hand in hand with popular betting systems like the Martingale. At EnergyCasino, players will find various roulette games, including American Roulette, European Roulette, French Roulette, Lightning Roulette, Immersive Roulette and other roulette tables.
Blackjack — Blackjack is a simple game that is packed with strategy. The objective is to form a hand with a point total closest to 21, without surpassing it and while beating the dealer’s total. Blackjack is known to have an incredibly low house edge, which can be further reduced by playing correctly — through the use of basic blackjack strategy and table-specific blackjack charts. If you’re interested in trying your hand at blackjack, check out Power Blackjack, Free Bet Blackjack, Blackjack Party or the exclusive EnergyCasino table Energy Blackjack 1.
Baccarat — James Bond’s favorite casino game can be found at casinos all over the world, and EnergyCasino is no exception! Baccarat is a card game similar to blackjack but requires a lot less thought on the player’s behalf, as all gameplay decisions are made automatically. Here, the objective is to wager on one of two hands in hopes of reaching a total of nine or closest to it. Pick either Player, Banker or Tie and hope for a win!
Poker — Poker games are notoriously difficult for newcomers; however, poker is a card game that can be mastered with practice. While there are many variants with just as many rule differences, the core objective is to build the strongest poker hand. Playing poker takes both luck and skill; if you want to give it a go, then try Three Cards Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em Poker, Texas Hold ‘em Bonus Poker, Double Hand Casino Hold ‘em or Side Bet City.
Live Shows — Live game shows are some of the hottest live dealer games that offer truly extraordinary gameplay. These games are hosted in lively, vibrant studios where the live dealer takes a much more active role. The gameplay varies depending on the game, but many live shows are inspired by popular TV series and board games. Check out shows like Dream Catcher, Crazy Time, Monopoly Live, Mega Ball and Deal or No Deal — spin the wheel and see where you’ll land!
PLAY FREE CASINO GAMES & SLOTS IN ONLINE CASINOS
Did you know that you can play online casino games for free? You won’t be able to pocket any wins, of course, but playing for free is a great way to get started with casino gaming. You can do so at online casinos, like EnergyCasino, where you will find free-to-play versions of hundreds of games, referred to as demos. Demos may require registration before playing, but you will never be asked to place a deposit before you can play for free.
The free game versions are identical to their real counterparts, including the same features, bonuses and mechanics. The only difference is the funds you play with; you will be provided with a virtual purse of coins, which you can spend as you see fit. These funds are not real and will not affect your real balance in any way. Although it may be intriguing to play with a large balance, it is recommended that you try and mimic wagers that you would place with real currency, as this will help you gauge what kind of bets are viable for your bankroll.
You can also use the demos to practice game strategies or betting systems, but keep in mind that all outcomes are down to chance. Additionally, free games are a great way to see if you enjoy the game in the first place or if you’d prefer to look for something more interesting.
HOW TO PLAY FOR FREE
At EnergyCasino, our players can enjoy over 2,000 epic slot games through the free demos; simply pick a game you like and hover over the thumbnail until you see the ‘DEMO’ button — click, and enjoy! Many table games can also be enjoyed for free, but that excludes Live Casino tables, which can only be observed or played with real money. To find free table and card games, head to our Casino and search for games like poker, blackjack and roulette, or try your hand at video poker games. You’ll be able to enjoy first-person demos where you can play for free against the algorithm. Depending on your jurisdiction, you may be asked to register and complete the verification process to access the demos. In cases where verification is not necessary, you may be able to play as a visitor.
PLAY CASINO GAMES FOR REAL MONEY
When you’re ready to upgrade and play for real stakes, you can do so at EnergyCasino too; all you need to do is register your account, place a deposit, claim a bonus (if you wish to) and play! You can wager on thousands of the best online casino games, including slot games, video poker, table poker, roulette, blackjack, baccarat, craps and live shows. Just remember that winning is never guaranteed, so manage your bankroll well and play responsibly at all times. Other than that, sit back and enjoy — you’re in for an unforgettable gaming experience!
ONLINE CASINO GAME BONUSES
Taking advantage of casino bonuses, like a Welcome Bonus, is a great way to get started. Bonuses come in many shapes and sizes, so you’re bound to find the perfect reward along your journey. A Welcome Bonus, for example, is a one-time reward for newly registered players on their first deposit. This bonus typically matches a percentage of the player’s deposit in bonus funds and tops it off with a handful of free spins. Other bonuses, like a Deposit Bonus or a Free Spins Bonus, offer similar rewards on subsequent deposits and are usually less generous than the Welcome Bonus. Regardless of the offer you choose, it is important to read through the Terms and Conditions before claiming, as they specify requirements and restrictions, such as expiration dates, eligible games and wagering requirements.
⭐ WHAT GAMES ARE PLAYED IN A CASINO?
Online casino games include slot games, video poker, blackjack, baccarat, roulette, live shows and table poker games.
⭐ WHICH CASINO GAMES ARE FREE?
Most online slots are available in the demo mode, as well as many video poker games and roulette games, like Deuces Wild and French Roulette (RNG). At EnergyCasino, you will also find free Baccarat Professional Series, Turbo Poker, Classic Blackjack and Jacks or Better.
⭐ IN WHICH CASINO GAMES CAN YOU WIN REAL MONEY?
If you wager real money on casino games online, then you stand the chance of winning real money; however, chance reigns supreme over all casino games — nothing can ever guarantee a win.
⭐ HOW DO YOU PLAY CASINO GAMES?
Each game will have a unique set of rules, so make sure to check out the in-game instructions or look through guides online.
⭐ WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR CASINO GAMES?
We recommend playing player favorites like video poker (Jacks or Better, Joker Wild, Deuces Wild) and live dealer games like Lightning Roulette, Instant Roulette and Power Blackjack. Games like Crazy Time, Monopoly Live and Dream Catcher are also incredibly popular across all casinos.
⭐ CAN I PLAY ONLINE CASINO GAMES ON MOBILE?
Yes, you can. Most online casino games are perfectly optimized for mobile play, as long as you have a compatible mobile device and a stable internet connection.
⭐ WHICH CASINO GAMES HAVE THE BEST WINNING ODDS?
Aside from blackjack, video poker games have a very low house edge, which can be further lowered through strategic play. Check out games like Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild or Joker Poker.
⭐ WHICH CASINO GAMES USE DICE?
Popular dice games are mostly live dealer games like craps, Monopoly Live, Sic Bo and Super Sic Bo.
⭐ HOW DO YOU WIN IN CASINO GAMES?
Winning in casino games is entirely random and can never be guaranteed. While certain games lend themselves to better odds for the player, like blackjack and video poker, all outcomes are still generated randomly — be it through the luck of the draw, a toss of the dice or the spin of the reels.
⭐ WHICH IS THE EASIEST CASINO GAME TO PLAY?
The easiest games to play in casinos are online slots, games with simple rules (like craps and baccarat) and live dealer shows (Crazy Time and Mega Ball) where the dealer is responsible for guiding the gameplay.