Pokies – Pokies is one of the simplest games that you can play at an online casino. To start playing you simply decide on the amount that you would like to bet, and which paylines are active and then you start spinning the reels. If you get a big enough combination of characters in a row you’ll receive a prize payout from the game. If not you’ll lose the amount that you have set as the bet each time that you spin the reel. Some pokies games also have side games that you can play for a bit more variety, and some offer huge progressive jackpots for potentially massive payouts.
Video Poker – In video poker the object of the game is to create the best possible poker hand combination with the cards that you get. In most games you need at least a pair of Jacks in order to win any money. In draw variations of the game you select the cards you want to keep from the five or seven you start with, and spin the reels to see what additional cards you get. Higher hands such as a three of a kind, a two-pair, a straight or a flush, pay out more money than the lowly pair of jacks.
Roulette – Roulette is one of the most popular table games that you’ll encounter as an Australian player, or really anywhere in the world. The game is quite basic, you simply place a bet on a range of numbers or a colour, then wait to see if you chose correctly or not. After you place your bet the dealer, or computer, spins the wheel and a small ball begins jumping from section to section. The ball eventually stops and tells you what the final value is. The only confusing aspect of this game is betting, and once you learn what the different options mean you’ll have an easy time of it.
Blackjack – In Blackjack the object of the game is to get as close to 21 points as possible without going over. A is valued at 1 or 11, face cards are valued at 10 and number cards are the value shown. You’ll begin the game by placing a bet, and you’ll receive two cards. Then you decide to stay and try to get closer to 21 than the dealer with your current cards or you can hit and receive an additional card. If you go over 21 you immediately lose the hand, if not you have to wait until the dealer turns his cards over and plays out his hand to see if you’ve won or not.
Baccarat – In many online casinos baccarat is a popular online game that pits the player against the dealer. You must bet on either the player or the banker winning the hand, or on the two of you tying. It’s generally best to bet on the banker, because he is most likely to win. After you place your bet the players two cards are flipped to see what their value is between 0 and 9. An 8 or 9 is considered an instant win if the value is obtained from the first two cards and the player immediately wins. All face cards and 10’s are worth 0, Aces are worth 1 and number cards are worth their displayed value. You find out your value by dropping any digits from your card value. For instance a 7 and 6 would have a value of 3, while a 9 and a 7 would have a value of 6. The game follows a set of rules and the outcome is predetermined meaning it is purely a game of chance.