What Games We Cover

Games We Cover

Gambling, as we all know, is not a small industry. It covers many games, of many different types, from many different countries. These run from a wider range of topics than one might expect, from betting on people playing sports to betting on people playing video-games of sport, pokies, card games, horse races and everything in between. On this page we aim to give you a little bit of a basic rundown on the topic we cover on this site. From here you will be able to read a little bit about these games, get an indication of what you might like or dislike, and follow our links into their more detailed sections. Remember: a successful gambler is an informed gambler.

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Pokies

A big part of our website. Pokies, also known as slot-machines, have been an important component of online gambling since the advent of the internet. The simplicity of these games allows for enormous variety. Most of these have their own themes, bonuses and payouts.

The basic idea in pokies is that a player places their bet, pulls a level and spins the reels. When these reels stop the game checks to see if any combination of winning symbols is met, and if it is the game then pays out. The payout is based on the symbols worth and money wagered.

The real advantage here of internet pokies comes in themes, bonus games and variety. Early developers of these games have kept working for a long time, with there currently beings thousands of different pokies to choose from. You like ancient Rome? There are games which cover that theme. How about the Alien franchise? There are games which cover that as well (including this fantastic creation by NetEnt).

Bonus games here take full advantage of the flexibility of software systems, offering games which a regular pokie machine never could.

So, what are you waiting for? Casino Pokies 24 has an active Pokie Reviews section, head on over if you're curious!

Or you can follow this link to discover some more general information about pokies, how they are played, and some of the common rules.

Aliens Game Main Screen

The layout for a popular Aliens pokie game from NetEnt.

Blackjack

One of the most popular games in the world, and with good reason. Blackjack is a game which includes both simplicity and player input into one fun and quick game. The general goal of this game is for the player to gain a total score of 21 without going over, or busting. At the same time the dealer plays, also trying towards a total of 21. If the dealer busts then all non-busted players win!

Not just for real life casinos any more! Many online gambling sites offer blackjack, with some even offering a live dealer version! A great game with a huge player base, you'll often have other people play with, if that's your thing. If you're interested in reading more then head on over to our blackjack section!

Blackjack standard game table

A standard blackjack table.

Poker

The game from which the name pokie was derived. This was because the original pokie machines used combinations from poker. Today this can be seen in the face-cards which are often used as symbols in modern pokie machines.

There are many forms of poker which are still active to this day, the most popular of which can be found in our Popular Poker Forms section.

The two forms with which most players are familiar with are 5-card draw and Texas Hold'em.

In 5-card draw the players are given 5 cards and can request random replacement cards. They do this in order to attempt to build a stronger hand. This was formerly the most popular form of poker, but has been surpassed by Texas Hold'Em.

Texas Hold'em, also called Hold'em, is currently the hottest poker game available. In this game each player is only given 2 cards. These cards are then used together with cards which are placed on the table for all players to use. These are called community cards. The best possible combination of a maximum of five cards is counted as the win.

For more detailed information check the popular poker forms link above, or for general poker forms and rules click here.

A common sight in live poker

A common sight at a real life poker table.

Roulette

Roulette, one of the most famous and instantly recognisable of casino games. This game has players place their bets on where they believe a rolled ball on a roulette table will end. While this game has the potential for great wins it can also offer very low odds. One of those games which is popular for those who feel very lucky, or those who are more conservative and tactical. Roulette is also a game which often shows up with live dealers, if that is your thing.

We at Casino Pokies 24 have written a section detailing more important general information and betting rules on roulette here.

A standard American roulette wheel and table

The betting table used by roulette.

Craps

One of the more intimidating games at casinos. Craps is a dice based game where the goal of rolling an initial 7 or 11. This is one of the more complicated games on offer by casinos, though with a little practice you might be surprised at how easy it is! This game uses multiple staff to work the table and includes only one dice-holder at once. This person is called the shooter, and all other player bets are based of this player's rolls. Once the shooter loses the next player becomes the shooter.

Casino Pokies 24 has a great section explaining the general rules and lingo of craps, click here to head on over.

The layout of a standard craps table.

The betting table used in craps.

Baccarat

Another on of the games which can be initially quite confusing. Baccarat is similar to blackjack in that it revolves around a single number. While in blackjack that number is 21, in baccarat the number is 9.

This is often a popular high-roller game which is played between the players and the banker. The actual rules for drawing can difficult for beginners to remember, so head on over to our baccarat section for more info!

Sic Bo

Sic bo is a popular game originating from China which includes the use of three dice. Despite appearing as complicated as baccarat or craps, sic bo is actually a very simple game.

In this game the players simply place their bets on what they believe will be the outcomes of the dice rolls. This can be a certain number, a certain range of numbers and doubles or triples of the same dice rolls, among others.

This game was originally popularised by catering to the influx of Chinese gamblers after China started to take off economically. Since then millions of others have gotten in on the action. For more general information and rules then head over to the sic bo section of Casino Pokies 24.

Sic bo Layout

A standard sic bo betting board.

Lottery

Many of you will be familiar with lottery, at least on some level. This is a form of gambling where the players purchase tickets for a later draw. These tickets can sometimes be customised, and are sometimes all random. These are covered with a sheet of numbers. When the draw comes around the numbers on the cards must be a partial or complete match of those numbers from the draw.

Lotteries are one of the forms of gambling with the highest possible payouts. This is because some lotteries are run at a state or even nationwide level. As the payout for lotteries tends to depend on the amount of tickets sold, more tickets sold equals greater payout. In fact the largest quantity of money won in a lottery by a single person sits at over $200 million.

While online versions tend to be much smaller than these nationwide variants they do come with their own advantages. The first and foremost of which is a shorter amount of time between draws. These online versions also often offer bonuses to their playersFor more information on lotteries click here.

A standard lottery card

A standard lottery card.

Keno

Keno is type of lottery which shares many of the same concepts. In keno the players choose their own numbers. These usually sit in the range of 1-80 inclusive. The player can choose between 1 and 20 numbers, though this is sometimes limited to 2-20. Once the player has their numbers a random ball draw or random number generator will draw 20 numbers. These are then checked against the player.

The general idea here is that the payout depends on three things:

  • The amount of numbers which the player chose
  • How much was wagered
  • How many numbers came up in the draw

While choosing fewer number increases you chances at winning it also means a lesser payout. This means that choosing more numbers makes you less likely to have them all drawn, but would result in a larger payout.

Just don't choose all 20 numbers unless you are feeling especially lucky, as the chances of having all 20 drawn is 1 in 3,535,316,142,212,173,800.

For more information and rules of keno then check out our section here.

Bingo

Not just played by old-folks, bingo is a game which people of all ages can enjoy. Common bingo gives the player a card or cards which need to marked. These are marked when the caller reads out a number from the random ball tumbler or a random number generator. Once a player has a full line marked out they call out ‘Bingo!', which marks them as a winner.

A simple game with a large focus on community. Alternatively, online versions of this game can do a lot of the work for the player. This means a player can gather many more bingo cards at a time than they usually would, and can have the program do all the marking and checking for them. Some traditional players might not be interested in this, however.

Examples of standard bingo cards

An example of a couple of standard bingo cards.

For more information on bingo check out our bingo section.

Scratch Cards

Also commonly known as scratchies. These are those little cards with a small portion which is scratched off to reveal winning information. These are some of the most popular instant lottery games, and are available in hundreds of different forms.

Scratch cards are also commonly offered from online gambling services. Here, they work in much the same way. The main difference is that the scratch works via a mouse rather than by a coin or a nail. Some consider this less enjoyable than the live version, but that seems to have little impact on their popularity.

An example of a scratch card

An example of a common form of scratch card.

For more information on scratch cards check out Casino Pokies 24's scratch cards section here.

Horse Racing

One of the most widespread and active sports thanks to its inclusion of gambling. This has been a mainstay in many nations for hundreds of years and is legal in many places where other types of gambling is not.

The general idea here is placing wagers on horses and the position which they will end up in once a race is completed. All players are gifted with information regarding the odds of each horse winning. Wins on horses with lower odds pay out more, and punters can even bet on the outcome on consecutive races, among other things. Head on over to our Horse Racing section to check this out.

Live Games

These are casinos that are based online which include real-life additions. Usually this comes in the form of real dealers. These dealers work under cameras and deal cards as if the online players were really sitting around a table. This really helps boost the community aspect of gambling, for those who prefer this to the more mechanical form of standard online play. For more information on live games head over to Casino Pokies 24's Live Games Section.

eSports

eSports

These are the new type of sports which are played electronically. In simple terms you can thing of this as professional video-game playing. These cover a wide range of different genres, from the enormous MOBA scene to the resurgence of the competitive first-person-shooter. While this is one of the fastest growing forms of gambling sports available to the world in the internet age it can be quite confusing and impenetrable to outsiders. Because of that our eSports section aims to explain many of the basics, and cover some of the terms which might be confusing to newcomers. You can visit this section by clicking here.

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Author: Steve Jackson

Pokie reviewer, casino reviewer, article writer and all around hilarious and humble Steve Jackson is one of the main writers here at casinopokies24.com. With an interest in writing and games, Steve has worked for years as a freelance writer covering a wide variety of topics. From video-games to umbrella sales - the experience he has gained in his career, combined with his degree in psychology, help him cover what people want, and what they didn't know was important to them. Now together with casinopokies24.com, Steve and the rest of the staff work together to bring the reader a website which covers a wide range of gambling relating reviews and topics. From the standard pokie and casino reviews to tutorials on casino games and even fun stories on gambling relating topics, Steve has been first on the ground, helping shape the website into what it is, and what it will one day be. Despite knowing a great deal about gambling he has not yet won any major prize pools. If he did you could bet he would be bragging about them here.

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