What games can I play at online casinos?

Whether you’ve been tempted by the lure of huge jackpot prizes, but the bright lights and excitement or simply by the idea of relaxing by placing a few bets, you’ve caught the online casino bug, and now you’re wondering where to start.

It’s not hard to see why.

The world of virtual betting has exploded in recent years as people from all walks of life log on from home and enjoy the same thrills, spills and payouts as those living the highlife in Las Vegas.

Nor is it any wonder that our favourite online casinos offer lots of different types of games, making sure that, with all those people signing up, there really is something for everybody.

Heading to a casino but aren’t sure what’s on offer? Here’s our guide to just some of the games you’ll find.

Slot games

Virtual slot machines are among the most popular casino games on the web, and for good reason. They can be enjoyed on even the smallest of gambling budgets, offer attractive prizes and progressive jackpots running into the thousands, and come with plenty of enjoyable game play.

No matter what you’re into, with slots based on everything from tv shows and movies to ancient worlds and more, you're sure to find a game you'll love.

Poker

Ah, Poker. It's big business these days, with international competitions making their way on television and creating global superstars on a par with celebrities.

Yet that doesn't mean you need to be a Poker pro to get in on the action.

In Poker, you pit your wits against your fellow players in trying to ensure your hand beats theirs.

Lots of different types of this game exist, with Texas Hold'Em being one of the most popular.

Your online casino will probably have many of these options available, so again you can pick and choose one that's right for you.

Blackjack

Another card-based casino game, Blackjack may not attract the same kind of mainstream attention as Poker, but it’s still enjoyed by huge numbers of gamblers who compete to beat the house dealer by getting a higher score than them without going over the sum of 21.

Other ways to win here include scoring 21 from just your first two cards (the eponymous ‘blackjack’) or simply by letting the dealer bust himself by continually drawing cards until he goes over 21.

Those are the main ways, but again, as with poker, there are lots of different variations on the game also known as 21.

Roulette

Spin the wheel, make the deal. Roulette is another casino game you’ll often see featured in movies, with players huddled excitedly round the table, predicting whether it will land on reds or blacks, odds or evens.

Head to the Roulette table of any good virtual gambling site, and you’ll like find variations such as double zero or single zero roulette, along with regional variations such as American, European and French Roulette.

Which game will you play the next time you log on?