Top 5 Casino Games Being Played Across Canada
It’s no secret Canadians love to Gamble. With land-based casinos all around the country and tons of online casinos to join, there is definitely no shortage of options to play. In the past year online casinos in particular have seen an increase in new signups and more depositors which just goes to show the popularity casinos and gambling share across Canada. Although we know Canadians love to gamble what games do, they actually like playing? Are some games more popular that others? That’s why we decided to compile a list of the top 5 casino games land-based or online which are most popular across Canada. Keep reading to learn more about which games we love to play most in no particular order.
Whether you’re new to gambling or have been playing for years there’s no denying Canadians love to play poker. Since the game was originally created and became popular around the world there have been many versions and variations to say the least. The most common version most of us learned to play was the standard 5 card draw poker. Here each player is dealt 5 cards and is then required to choose if they want to throw away any cards in the hopes of getting new cards which will help them form better hands. This version of the game was also the first digital version we had access to back in the 80 and 90s. Video poker was quite popular back then with poker machines being found in pool halls, bars and other venues.
Today Texas Hold’em is the new king of poker variations. With the popularity of world-wide Texas Hold’em tournaments being played and players winning millions of dollars it’s no surprise the game is as popular as it is. Today more and more online casinos and land-based casino are offering Texas Hold’em with multiple tables and rooms to accommodate more players than ever.
Another popular casino game with Canadians is Roulette. The game of Roulette is derived from a French name which literally means little wheel. However, the game itself was based on an Italian game named Biribi. Today’s version of Roulette has players betting on single numbers, a selection or grouping of numbers or simply betting on either red or black. Each option and combination of bets will awards players with different amounts, and each has different odds associated with winning the round. One reasons Roulette is so popular is that the odds are one of the highest of all other games. If you’re planning to bet on black or red you have the best chances of winning as the entire wheel is split into red or black numbers excluding of course the 0 or 00 for certain versions. Today there are also multiple variations Of Roulette that players can choose from.
Slots, one arm bandits, pokies or fruit machines no matter what you call them there is no denying Canadians have a love affair with slots machines for as long as we can remember. Slot machines are based of the original gambling machine invented back 1891. The machine was comprised of 5 drums and 50 cards. Since that time these machines have evolved into something entirely different and totally exciting. Gone are the days where you had to line up in a row 3 of the same symbols like bells, gold bars, cherries or random numbers. Today video slots are much more complex allowing players to bet on multiple lines which create a multitude of possibilities to win. In addition, slots machines now incorporate free spins features, wilds, scatters, bonus games and much more. Some slot machines even offer players a chance to win a massive progressive jackpot which usually takes months to accumulate and can reach amount totaling millions of dollars. With stunning graphics and exciting gameplay features it’s no surprise Canadians love slot machines.
Another extremely popular card-based casino game is Blackjack also known as twenty-one. The first ever recorded mention of Blackjack was in the famous book Don Quixote. Over the years the game has evolved and is quite popular around the world as well as in Canada. In different countries the game is referred to by many names with slight variations like Pontoon, Spanish 21, Blackjack switch, Twenty-one and a few more. Although Blackjack may be referred to by different names with slight variations between them, the basic rules of the game are the same. Each player starts of with 2 cards sometimes one face down sometime both face up in an effort to hit 21. Based on the numerical value of both cards the player must then decide if they want to hit or stay or in other words ask for another card or not. The player will attempt to get as close to 21 as possible without going over. If the player is able to beat the dealers hand, then they win the round otherwise if the go over 21 or get less than the dealer they will lose the round.
Baccarat is extremely popular game in Canada and around the world. In the past this game was enjoyed by French Nobility around the 19th century however today the game can be found at most online and land-based casinos from around the world. Baccarat is played with a player and banker. Each round that is played has three possible outcomes which include the player wins, the banker wins or there is a tie. The game has also been made quite popular in movies such as the James Bond series of movies which see the title character always playing Baccarat whenever he finds himself at casinos.
Whichever game you like playing there’s no denying Canadians love to their casino games. It doesn’t matter if you play online or at land-based casinos there is no shortage of options to play. Did we cover all your favourite games? Did we miss any games you love playing?
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