As our regular readers will know, here at onlinecasino.ie we often discuss just how playing casino games at an online casino has become so popular and why the online casinos have been able to attract a whole new group of casino games players with no previous experience of playing gambling games. Ever since the big bookmakers ushered in the concept of online casinos by introducing a few gambling games onto their online sports gambling sites, we have seen them continue to expand and become ever more popular. As with many other internet businesses online casinos have a number of advantages over their land based rivals and the site operators have not been slow maximise those advantages whenever they could. In analysing the differences between operating an internet business compared with a business with a physical presence in or near the high street, there is no better example than what is now apparently the biggest company in the world, the internet giant Amazon. Both of the major advantages that online casinos have over their land based rivals are illustrated in that comparison. First and foremost has to be the ease with which an internet site can be expanded to display more and more product, which in the case of an online casino means that more and more casino games can be added relatively easily. The next obvious advantage lies in the fact that the operating costs associated with running an internet site are far less than running a business which requires a premises and the staff to manage those premises and communicate with the customers. That is why the online casinos can afford to allow us to play most of their games without risking any money in what we call the free online casino mode. Online casinos in common with many other businesses use bonuses to attract new customers, but they can also entice us with what is their equivalent of a sale price namely the free online casino option. In fact the free play option is far more attractive than most of the bonus deals the online casinos usually offer, because the option to play casino games free of charge is transparent and easy for all of us to understand, whereas most online casino bonus offers come with a whole raft of terms and conditions many of which are far from transparent. Clearly we are all likely enjoy anything which does not cost us money, but that is not the only reason why the free online casino option is an important element in the success on online casinos. Some of the online casino games we can now play online, particularly some of the more traditional games may require some tuition in terms of the rules of the game or perhaps even just a bit of experience of actually playing the game before we are totally comfortable in playing for real money.
In Ireland for instance most of our real casinos are only able to offer their customers the opportunity to play roulette and blackjack, but the online casinos also provide us with the chance to play other traditional casino games such as baccarat, backgammon and craps. None of these casino games are generally available in our real casinos and therefore unless we have played them on holiday in America or on mainland Europe most of us have no experience of playing these games. Here at onlinecasino.ie we try to help by publishing the rules of most of these games on the individual casino games pages of this website, but we are very aware that there is no substitute for actually playing a game and would always recommend that all players thinking of trying a new game should take advantage of the free online casino option before playing for real. We know for instance that the free play option has surprised even experienced Irish casino games players when it comes to playing the traditional casino game of baccarat, particularly at an online casino. For whatever reason the game of baccarat has become known as a complicated game generally played mainly by high rollers, but just a few free hands in the free play mode will make it obvious that nothing could be further from the truth. In fact playing baccarat, particularly at an online casino is no more difficult than calling heads or tails on the toss of a coin or playing high/lo dice. There are only two hands and the game is controlled totally by the dealer so the player does not even need to know the rules of baccarat to play the game. There are generally just two potential outcomes which most people will bet on, either the player’s hand will win or the dealer’s hand. A tie is possible but it is unusual and rarely backed.
There is another traditional casino game for which many new online casino games players would probably benefit from aa few free hands, and that is the game of poker. All the online casinos offer a full range of different forms of poker, some of which are relatively straightforward and easy to learn whereas learning to play the Texas Hold’em format of the game successfully will probably take a little longer. In fact the game of Texas Hold’em poker is probably one of the traditional casino games most likely to require as much experience as possible, because the use of community cards completely alters the apparent value of particular card sequences in the early betting rounds. It is also a game in which the investment necessary to reach the showdown hand stage of the game usually far exceeds the original minimum table stakes and mistakes due to lack of experience can be very expensive. The free online casino option is however not just confined to the traditional casino games we have identified so far in this article, many of the slots games now available at the online casinos are significantly more complicated than any you will find in your local pub or even in a slot machine arcade. The free play option can even help us to play the slots successfully.