Online casino

Online casinos are also known as internet casino or virtual casino. These casinos enable people to gamble and wager on casino games through the internet. It offers odds and payback percentages that are higher than normal casinos. The payout percentage is based on the rules of the game.

Online casino types are divided into two groups. One is web based online casino and the other is download based online casino.


Web based online casino

Web based online casino are also known as flash casinos where users play casino games without downloading the software to their computer. Also bandwidth is needed since all graphics, sounds and animations are loaded through the plug. Such online casinos also allow game play through an interface.

Download based online casino

Download based online casino require the download of the software client in order to play and wager on the casino games offered. Download based online casino generally run faster than web based online casino. Since the sound and graphic programs are cached by the software client. On the other hand the initial download and installation does take some time. However there is always a risk of malware on downloading the program.

Virtual casino program

In a Virtual casino game the end result of each game is dependent on the data produced by a pseudo-random number generator. This determines the arrangement of cards in a card game. The outcome of the throw of the dice or the results produced by the spinning of the slot machine or roulette wheel. When implemented correctly a PNRG algorithm such as the Mersenne Twister will see that the games are far and unpredictable. Properly regulated online casinos are audited externally by independent regulators so as to ensure the win percentage  are in line with the stated odds  and this can provide  a degree of assurance to the person playing the casino game.

Live dealer casino games

Live dealer casino games are games in which a human dealer runs the game from a casino gaming table which can be seen live via video link. Players can make betting decisions via a console on their computer screen and can communicate with dealer using a text chat function.

Games that are offered by casinos can be of different varieties.

  1. Slot machines
  2. Roulette
  3. Poker
  4. Blackjack
  5. Baccarat
  6. Keno
  7. Bingo


Many casinos offer sign up bonuses to new players who make their first deposit. These are a type of marketing stunt practised to increase one business .Since all casino games have housed edge the betting requirements ensure that the player cannot simply walk away with casino money as soon as he claims the bonus. Welcome bonuses is a deposit match bonus on the first ever deposit made on the casino Once again these bonuses are a form of marketing as they come in packages like First Deposit Welcome Bonus  and Second Deposit Welcome Bonus.


Online gambling often has loop holes that result from the rapid advancement of technology. Such countries include Belgium, Canada, France, Poland and Sweden.