Do you ever stop to think about how far technology has progressed since the birth of the internet in 1983? If we travelled back in time to the ’70s or even early ’80s and told people that they could play their favourite casino games from a device they could keep safe within their coat pocket, they would either believe you were pranking them or you were lying.
But for those of us that have lived through the millennium celebrations and seen just how advanced technology has progressed through the years, it has become the norm to simply pull out your phone and tap an app to play a game of online Roulette or find your favourite slot game waiting for you within the virtual casino lobby.
With this in mind, we wanted to take a look at some of the games available for players, at the tap of an app. Read on to find out more.
When you think of a casino, nine times out of ten, your thoughts first turn to that of a Roulette wheel. This is due to the unwavering popularity the game has seen throughout the centuries and how it has evolved into an iconic symbol of casinos both land-based and online. So, it will come as no surprise to find many variations of this casino classic, including European Roulette, online within the casino lobby.
European Roulette is comprised of 37 pocketed compartments within a Roulette wheel numbered 0-36, a corresponding table, a little white ball and betting chips. When entering the online game, the Roulette wheel is centre stage on your screen, with the table to the side of it. Before gameplay can commence, you must first select your wager, then place your betting chip(s) onto the table, within the section(s) that correspond to the bet type you wish to place. Once all bets are made, it’s time to spin the wheel and enter the ball into play. When the wheel grinds to a halt, the winning compartment will be announced. If you predicted where the ball would land, your winnings will automatically be added to your bankroll total. The game will then begin again with the betting window being reopened.
Jacks or Better
Onto another casino classic with a modern twist, Jacks or Better is a video game based on the hands found within a game of Poker. Betting one to five coins per round, you must try your luck, or hand, at turning over a winning set within the five cards you have been dealt. A winning set of hands can consist of Jacks or better, two pairs, three of a kind, a straight, a flush, a full house, four of a kind, a straight flush or the most famous of all, a royal flush. If Lady Luck is on your side and you’ve been dealt a royal flush, you could win a maximum of 4,000 credits!
These are just two classic casino games that have been brought into the digital age, but there are plenty more to find within the online casino lobbies – they’re just waiting for you to log in and discover them!