5 December 2017
By Elaine Murphy
Cork is the third largest city on the island of Ireland after Belfast and Dublin and it is located on the south coast side making it a perfect holiday destination. First time visitors can tour historical sites like St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral (1870), Fitzgerald Park and Museum, Blackrock Castle(1828), The English Market (1788) whille casino enthusiasts can play their favorite games at clubs like Macau Sporting Club, Victoria Sporting Club and the Bank Casino. These casinos offer some of the best games in the market like Slots, Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Sic Bo and etc which are full of fun and grand prizes to be won.
All these casino games are also available on the internet; and beginners can play the free mode game to learn the strategies and gameplay before diving into real money gambling.
Baccarat is an online casino card game but with a gameplay similar to Blackjack. The goal of this game is to reach a hand value adding up to or close to nine. This popular card game is also known by other names like Punto Banco and Chemin de Fer. Although the game is reputable to be overwhelming, new players can find it quite challenging at first. Nonetheless, with the proper application of strategies, rules, and tips, you will find it easy to achieve the required figure. The low house edge and free gameplay are also in favour of beginners. There are three main types of online Baccarat that you can give a shot. They include;
- Multi-bet baccarat
- High limit baccarat
- 3 Card baccarat
Online Roulette is a peoples’ favorite because of its simplicity. It was first introduced in casinos in 1796 but it has managed to withstand all tests of time to be where it is today. The key elements both s land-based and online roulette are a wheel, betting table, unmarked chips and a roulette ball. Unlike in land-based where the croupier moderates the games, online roulette uses Random Number Generator to ensure that all players have a fair gameplay. In order to beat the casino, you must correctly predict where the ball will finally land after spinning the wheel. Online roulette has rules which are meant to determine the house edge of the game. The spread of roulette led to the invention of different types of roulette variations and they are;
- American Roulette
- French Roulette
- European Roulette
- Live Roulette
- Multi-wheel Roulette
Slot is a casino gambling game which comes with 3 or more reels and paylines. Slot games are mostly played because of their bonuses, jackpots, features, themes, graphics, and soundtracks which make the games to be more like real. Players can choose to play 3 reel classic slots, video slots or progressive slots depending on the bankroll and the availability of games.
The good thing about slot games is that they can be played for free before real money gambling is involved. To play, you choose the number of lines to bet on and the amount per then you click on the ‘Play’ button. There are winning features in every game like scatter, multipliers, wilds, bonus game, free spins and others.
Moreover, most of –if not al-slot games are compatible with the mobile device and you can play them via your browser without downloading any software. Here are some of the best rated and latest slot games to start with.
- Mega Fortune
- Thunderstruck II
- Stars Awakening
- Golden Egypt
Blackjack needs no introductions as it is the world’s popular table game where players aim at getting a hand with a value which is higher than the Dealer’s but not above 21 otherwise you ‘bust’. Basically, the game uses a deck of cards with each card having a face value which is equivalent to the card’s rank. Online blackjack allows punters to play free games by downloading software or in the browser.
The major guiding rules in Blackjack are double down, surrender, split, stand and hit. The best thing about Blackjack is you can win by chance or by following the game strategies. This amazing game comes in different variations like;
- European Blackjack
- Blackjack Surrender
- Blackjack Switch
- Double Exposure Blackjack
Online bingo is an ancient game which has taken root in online gambling market. The new type of online bingo uses Random Number Generator (RNG) software instead of balls used in brick and mortar casinos. The game interface has optional features such as ‘auto-daub’, ‘Best card sorting and ‘Best card highlighting’ to help new players to learn fast. There are a wide variety of online bingo variants including
- 75 ball bingo
- 90 ball bingo
- Coverall bingo
- 30 ball bingo
Literally translated as ‘precious dice’, Sic bo is an ancient Asian dice game which can be played to pass time or money. The simplicity of the game lies in the fact that you only need to predict the results of the roll of three dice but you can win on one or two correct predictions. No wonder it is confused with craps. Sic bo has player-friendly betting options such as Totals, any triple, Specific Matching Doubles, Small/Big, Single Dice, and Double Combination.
There is no doubt that most of us like the idea of traveling but are hindered by the loneliness and boredom that comes with it, especially if the journey is longer than long. While some people prefer reading books or magazines at such moments, others spend long hours live streaming on social media platforms. So, next time you embark on a long journey, use that time to play free online casino game which is much more entertaining, educative, fun and above all rewarding real money and other prizes.Follow TheCork.ie (The Online Newspaper for Cork, Ireland) on social media