If you enjoy playing the games on offer at a typical online casino, then the chances are that you’ll play pokies, card games, roulette or craps. After all, these are the mainstays of brick and mortar establishments as well as most online casinos in New Zealand. However, not all casinos are the same – whether they are online or not – and there are some much less conventional games you could be trying your hand at, too. Read on to discover more about some of them in our top ten rundown.
1. Casino War
This game uses a standard 52-deck of cards and is played at a table, much like blackjack. Each player gets one card and if theirs is higher than the dealer, they win. If it is a tie, then players can surrender or choose to ‘go to war’ which means doubling their stake and drawing a new card.
2. Mah Jong
Mah Jong is a game of skill in which you build sets of tiles in a strategic manner that is reminiscent of the popular card game, bridge. It has long involved gambling in Asia and Mah Jong is now offered at several American casino establishments as well as in online formats.
3. Rodent Roulette
Okay, roulette does not need freshening up because it is such a classic game to play. That said, some people wonder about the true nature of the ball spinning around the wheel and whether the croupier’s skill could impact on where it ultimately ends up. Therefore, some casinos have introduced rodents into the game whereby the creature will select which number comes up instead. Gerbils are the most popular rodents for this casino variant, apparently.
Uno might be a simple card game that all the family can enjoy. However, some adults like it so much that they’ll back themselves to win at it. If you think you have what it takes to play your hand well and win a game, then you can find online casino versions of this fun game.
5. Pai Gow
This game relies on the basic rules of poker but it offers a distinct break from the normal way such games pan out. This is because each player receives seven cards but he or she does not need to discard any to get the highest hand they can. In effect, you end up playing with two hands which makes the whole process much more exciting. You play against the house with Pai Gow, however, not other players.
Playing Jenga online and selecting which blocks to remove is possible but you can also bet on this game, too, if you want. There are some fun pokies that are based on the game worth trying out!
Popular in Australia, Two-Up is a game that relies on the outcomes of a simple coin toss to see who wins. In casinos, the house tends to match all bets that are wagered but there are commonly three flips – not the traditional two – so you should always end up with an outcome.
8. Money Wheel
This game could not be more straightforward which is why many casinos offer it. You simply spin a large wheel and where the pointer ends up determines whether you win a prize or lose your stake.
This game involves three cards being dealt. You first see two cards and then must wager a bet against whether the third card you receive will be between the values of the first two. What simpler way of betting could there be? The pot can get quite high in this game as no player is able to claim their stake back from tied rounds.
10. Crown and Anchor
Originally a British naval game, Crown and Anchor uses three dice with the following symbols: a crown, an anchor, a diamond, a spade, a club and a heart. Multiple bets per roll are allowed with this quirky casino so the action is usually fast-moving.