Online casinos are becoming an increasingly popular form of entertainment, and this is probably due to the fact that players do not have to travel to a land-based casino when they want to play, which could be miles away.
On top of that, online casinos are open 24/7, so regardless of your working hours, you will still have your favorite games to hand. They can be played on multiple devices such as your computer, laptop, tablet, and smartphone.
Although many of the games that are available in the online casinos are reminiscent of the land-based casinos, there are some differences that you should know about before you sign up and play.
A simple description of the table games on offer
This guide details a simple description of each of the most popular casino table games out there. These are table casino games that can be found on this site as well as many others for which you’ll require a decent level of concentration when playing but are still relatively quick so that you can dive into them whenever you feel that you have the time.
Baccarat is a long-standing favorite at online casinos, although its popularity has been waning in more recent years. While many younger ‘Gen Z’ people do not understand the game, let alone desire to play it, it first rose to prominence in the public eye for the ‘boomer’ generation due to it being central to the plot of the famous James Bond story Casino Royale.
However, a true sign of its waning in popularity is in the most recent version of the story; in 2006, the plot was changed so that it centered around Texas Hold ’em poker instead of baccarat. This does not mean it is a waste of time, though, as the simple rules can make it a good place to start for the novice player.
Blackjack has none of the same problems as baccarat and grows in popularity daily. It is essentially a simple card game involving getting close to or exactly 21, but not over. Despite this very simple premise, there is still a chance to employ several strategies making it perfect for both beginners and experienced players alike.
Blackjack at online casinos can either be played as a ‘video’ version against the house or with live dealers where the deal is ‘real’ (but is still against the house rather than other players), and this is generally considered a more authentic experience by those who like to play it.
There are also live options for playing roulette at online casinos, which again is seen as offering a more authentic experience. As live games are not always available 24/7 (for obvious reasons), the video version still tends to get played more frequently.
In this case, the spin is decided by a random number generator which will turn up a number between one and 36 or, depending on where in the world you are playing, either 0, 00, or 000. There are also different rules for where you play, as Europe will play with only one green pocket, 0.
While the variations in roulette are very small, and it is essentially the same game, there are literally dozens of different versions of poker available at online casinos, the most famous of which is Texas Hold ’em. As playing against other people is available at only a very few locations worldwide, you will be playing against an AI and a random number generator to decide which cards are dealt and turned over as part of the game.
Live casino poker is also available, but again you are merely playing against the house and not against other people. It is just the deal that is made with a genuine pack of cards in front of you using a video feed.
Other table games that are available in online casinos
While these are undoubtedly the ‘big four’ you will see wherever you go, they are not the only ones you will find. For instance, the game craps (which almost everyone has heard of, but nobody seems familiar with the rules) can be found in most places, as can Sic-Bo, which is a more advanced version of craps.
Also, under the ‘table games’ tabs of most online casinos, you will find variations of hi-lo card games and other games based on the ‘wheel of fortune’ premise and others based on popular TV game shows, which will vary from time to time.
To wrap it all up
Playing online table games can seem daunting for the first-time player, but by knowing the basics about what is available for the ‘big four’ games, as well as knowing what else is available if those don’t pique your interest, the whole experience can become a lot more enjoyable.