When you visit any of our South African friendly online casinos, you should be pleased to learn that you will be able to find a wide variety of games. The main types of games that you can find include online slots (classic slots and video slots), craps, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and video pokers.
Online slot machines are the virtual version of a land based mechanical slot and they generally have either 3 reels or 5 reels. The 3 reeled slots with 1 to 5 winning paylines are often referred to as classic slots and the ones with 5 reels and multiple winning paylines, wild symbols, scatter symbols, bonus symbols and entertaining side games are often referred to as video slots.
You can find a variety of different video slot themes with plenty of special features and new slots are being released all of the time. Simply set your stake, play with the full amount of paylines active per spin and then hit the spin button. Three or more matching symbols appearing along a payline will award a prize.
Blackjack is a fast paced card game which is really easy to play. You can now find several different variations of this game available online and the rules are fairly straightforward. You have to try and beat the dealer by having a hand that adds up to 21 points, or as close to 21 as possible. Each card is worth its face value in points and an Ace can be worth 1 or 11 points.
A tie can occur when you and the dealer end up with the same valued hand. When this happens you will receive your stake back. You start with two cards and then you have the option of being able to take one or more cards to try and improve your hand. A ‘natural’ blackjack (e.g. Ace + Jack =21) is the best possible hand you could ask for when being dealt your first two cards.
Video Poker is a virtual card game which is based entirely on five card draw poker. There are many different Video Poker varieties available online today and the aim is really simple – just hope for the best poker hand. You will be dealt five cards, face up, and then you can either keep the cards you have or you can discard them and exchange them for some new ones in the hope of improving your hand.
You don’t have to try and beat the dealer and you also don’t have to try and beat any other players. The lowest win in most Video Poker games is a pair (usually a pair of 10’s or better) and the best possible hand is a Royal Flush.
Roulette is a table game and the aim is to try and guess where the roulette ball will land after it has been released around the roulette wheel. The main types of roulette available online today include American Roulette, European Roulette and French Roulette, plus there are several other varieties also now available.
Roulette is a really easy and exciting game to play and when you are ready to place a bet on where the ball might land, you have lots of different betting options to choose from. All you need to do is place your chips on the betting table. The odds for each bet type should clearly be on display for you and the most sensible bets are red/black and odd/even.
Craps is a dice game, but it is more often referred to as a table game. The rules are fairly straight forward, but it may take a while for you to get used to the betting table and the different bet types that are available. You have the option of being able to place a bet on the outcome of just one single roll of the dice, or you can bet on the outcome of a series of rolls.
A point is established when a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is thrown to begin with, or you will instantly win if a 7 or 11 is thrown. Make sure that you read through the rules when playing this game for the very first time to familiarise yourself with how to play this exciting game.
One of the most popular games in an online casino is Baccarat and a version called Punto Banco is one of the most well-known varieties. The object of this card game (which is also often referred to as a table game) is to place a bet on the player’s hand to win, on the banker’s hand to win, or on the game to end in a tie.
The winning hand will be the hand that reaches as close to 9 points as possible. A Jack, Queen and King are worth 10 points, an Ace is worth 1 point and the remaining numbered cards are all worth their face value in points. This is a fast paced card game which is really easy to learn how to play.