The Top-10 Most Popular Online Casino Games

The biggest and best online casinos are awash with variety and choice.  But what are the best online casino games?  Well, there is definitive way of deciding because there are no clear answers.

Let me explain, ask 100 people what their favourite alcoholic drink is and, naturally, beer and wine will both poll highly.  But these straightforward answers lead to more questions such as what colour? and what brand?

The result of any such survey will always be massively inconclusive as even the most direct answer will have multiple-choice sub-sections.  Take Vodka for example, it can come with Coke, Red Bull, Lemonade, Tonic and more. Vodka itself can also be flavoured with Vanilla, Melon, Strawberry and a host of other fruits.  One simple question, countless permutations for answers.

Online Blackjack players have similar options with Single Deck Blackjack, Hi Lo Blackjack, Sidebet Blackjack, Double Exposure Blackjack, Switch Blackjack, Progressive Blackjack and a host of other alternatives to choose from.

Therein, when identifying which online casino games are the best, do consider all the variants that each game can offer and do not believe the most popular games are best and vice-versa.

For now, here’s an overview of the Top Ten Most Played Online Casino Games:

Slots

There are no end of online slots featuring themed games and progressive jackpots.  

Apart from money management, slots can be accused of being slightly skill-less but highly entertaining offering the potential to win big or win often.  

The first ever slot appeared in the 1890’s.  Featuring three wheels and five symbols, it was called ‘Liberty Bell’.

Blackjack

Classic Blackjack still rules the roost but no end of variants have been introduced down the years, designed to make playing more exciting and offer some bigger payouts.  

The variations of Blackjack do take some getting used to however and so some ‘freeplay’, courtesy of our partner sites who offer no deposit demo play, could prove to be an excellent way of learning all the different types of Blackjack now on offer.  

Roulette

35/1 is the highest odds on offer at a Roulette table.  The game has been played in its present form since 1796 where it surfaced in Paris.  

It is therefore often referred to as French Roulette but there is an ‘American Roulette’ variant which features two zeros (and the numbers on the wheel are in a different order) to its more traditional counterpart.

Bingo

Bingo is a questionable addition to this list as, traditionally, you do not need to be in a casino to play the game.  

Immensely popular with housewives and pensioners, recent research has indicated it keeps people’s minds alert due to its ‘brain training’ ability.

Video Poker

Not quite a slot machine, as more interaction is required, video poker is another game that has had countless variations added to it in recent years.  

The aim of the game is to win money and the biggest prize of all remains, thank God, the hallowed Royal Flush.

Baccarat

A very popular game because you can bet on the player or banker and the house edge is miniscule, less than 1.5 percent.  

Sadly it does not feature the carrot of a potential big jackpot win. Baccarat’s origins can be traced back an amazing 500 years!

Punto Banco

‘Punto’ is similar to Baccarat with the exception that the house is always the bank.  

Additionally it is a pure game of chance with moves dictated by the cards dealt.  Nevertheless many consider it more exciting to play than Baccarat.

Poker

Texas Hold’em became amazingly popular at the turn of the current century but old classics such as 7-Card Stud and 5-Card Draw remain popular.  

While tournaments can offer colossal prize-pools they can be very time consuming.  Cash games work well for those wishing to play for just short spells.

Keno

A game as American as apple pie!  The Keno jackpot, which involves correctly predicting 20 correct balls/numbers drawn from a drum containing 80 balls/numbers, has never been won!  That feat is calculated to be 1-in-3.5 quintillion!  

That means If every person now alive played one keno game every single second of their lives, there would be have been just one ‘perfect’ 20 number jackpot-winning ticket to date.

Nevertheless it is popular with a simple payout structure of the more correctly predicted numbers pulled from the drum, the more you win.

Craps

The complex dice game is considered the most exciting online casino game of all.  It is intricate and intimidating to newcomers though.  

So, once again, finding a site offering free play is probably the best way of learning this game which can see relatively small sums parlayed up into life-changing wins.

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