Online Gambling

The growth in the popularity of online casino games in recent years has been due in no small part to the pandemic; but, as the world is coming out of a period hobbled by lockdowns and quarantine restrictions, there seems to be no let-up in the amount of time people are playing games, especially on their phones.

One area that has seen one of the biggest rises has been that of online casinos, partly due to accessibility (more people than ever have access to a mobile device), but also because unlike building a virtual town, farm, or city (or matching unfeasibly large items of candy) you are already familiar with some of the games, if only from TV or movie screens.

What Types of Games are Available?

After all, nearly everybody will have seen a tense scene on a TV screen over a game of blackjack or poker, and baccarat was part of James Bond’s first adventure (although it was changed to poker for the most recent version of Casino Royale). All of these games are available at most online casinos, as well as slots, which will be familiar to everybody.

Many people will also have played some of those games themselves, in a family setting, and often not for real money. Blackjack is played as ‘21’ or ‘Pontoon’ in many homes around the world, especially during the various holiday seasons. You might also know all the ins and outs of a franchise or brand like Monopoly and would therefore be at home playing a slot based on the game.

Moving on to Other Games

Once you’ve played blackjack, roulette, or poker, you might want to expand your horizons slightly and play games that you might not be familiar with, but have piqued your curiosity. Finding alternatives and other options at or a similar site might be a good place to start, as they are likely to give you an overview of what is on offer, as well as having articles giving you a few pointers on how to play the game.

How Does this Help?

As most of these games are familiar, it means that you are not as wary as you might be of getting started at an online casino. As you already know how to play (or have seen) many of these games, there is likely to be less of the awkwardness you might feel otherwise.

This is made easier because the online versions you play are typically very close to the ‘real’ thing, usually with excellent graphics and a random number generator deciding what happens next. This can be taken to the next level by playing against live dealers where the deal or spin is ‘real’ and you play via a video feed.

To Conclude

Playing casino games is more popular than ever, and you are most likely to start with the ones you already understand from playing them before or seeing them portrayed onscreen. However, looking further afield to see what other games are available can improve your overall experience as well.