Although it is very recent it is interesting to examine the history of online casinos and how playing casino games online has become so popular so quickly. It is really not that long ago that the big bookmakers decided to offer their betting shop customers the opportunity to do their sports gambling on the internet rather than through their local high street shop, but the success of that investment was so significant that it encouraged them to go even further and begin to add a few casino games to their increasingly popular online sports gambling sites. That decision was also the beginning of what we now refer to as the online casino sector. It was also the impetus we needed to start this onlinecasino.ie website because we felt that there were many people in Ireland who might enjoy playing casino games at an online casino but had never actually been to a real casino and therefore perhaps needed a bit of help in learning how to play some of the games. The majority of casino games featured on the many online casinos we can access in Ireland are of course slots games in a variety of forms, but even playing some of the online casino slots may not be as easy as you might think. Many of the slots and video slots featured on the online casino sites are a far cry from the slot machines we are used to in our pubs, clubs and even in the slot machine arcades we now see in many of our towns and cities. Many have up to five reels with multiple winning lines, and some may not even use reels at all. Many of them also offer a number of gambling decisions following a winning spin so the opportunity for a few free spins may improve your chances of winning. Here at onlinecasino.ie we also offer regular advice on how best to deposit money into an online casino account and the pitfalls associated with some of the common forms of welcome bonus, but it is our casino games rules pages that many people find most useful. Regular visitors to a real casino in Ireland will almost certainly already know their way round a roulette table and will probably also have played blackjack at some time during their visits, but the lack of floor space in most of our real casinos means that roulette and blackjack may be the only traditional casino games they have had the opportunity to play. Not many if any of our real casinos offer their customers to play baccarat for instance, although it is a casino game featured in almost every casino in the rest of Europe. Those casino games enthusiasts who have had the opportunity to visit an American casino will have seen just how popular the casino game of craps is over there, but again it is a game which has never been available here in Ireland or indeed anywhere in the UK to our knowledge.
Both of these traditional casino games are however generally available at all the online casinos we feature on our recommended online casino list, and are also proving very popular with Irish online casino games fans. The option to play Baccarat at an online casino has been particularly interesting for many casino games fans who had never had the chance to play the game before. Somehow the game of baccarat had acquired a reputation for being very complicated and usually only played by high rollers, but now that we can all have a go that reputation has clearly been undeserved. As an online casino game baccarat is in fact one of the easiest of the traditional casino games to play. Although it is fair to say that the rules of baccarat are a little complicated, the game is actually controlled by the dealer so the player does not even need to know those rules to be able to play online. There are only two hands and all the player needs to do is choose which of those hands is going to win, it really is as simple as that. A tie is possible but very rare and almost never backed by serious baccarat players, so the game is not any harder than calling heads or tails on the toss of a coin.
Of all the other traditional casino games featured on most of our poplar online casinos the game of poker is probably the one which requires the most instruction and experience to play successfully. Once again poker is a traditional casino game which is rarely available in our real casinos here in Ireland unless the casino operator organises a regular poker tournament for their members, but it is fast becoming one of the most popular online casino games. Almost every online casino offers a wide range of different versions of poker, all of which can be played against the house for very small stakes, but there are now also a number of specialist online poker platforms which enable serious poker players to compete with other players from all over the world. Poker is of course a gambling game with a long history and most of us will have seen the 5-card draw version of poker being played in almost every western saloon scene featured at our local cinema, but there are now several new versions of the game. Nearly all the serious online poker players will now almost certainly concentrate on the Texas Hold’em format of poker because this is the version of the game played at almost every poker tournament around the world and at most of the specialist online poker platforms. Texas Hold’em is a version of poker which uses five community cards which are available for every player to use in conjunction with their two hole cards to form their best five card poker hand at the showdown. Using community cards also means that there are more betting rounds during each hand and therefore a bigger pot for the winner. It is generally recognised that experience usually counts when playing Texas Hold’em poker, so be careful when playing against other people online.