As you probably know by now, I’m a great fan of casinos. When I get the time I like to visit a physical ‘real-world’ casino, but more often than not I find that an online casino satisfies my need for an adrenalin rush equally well.
I must admit that online casino games have come a long way since the 1990s when they first started making their appearance. They are now much more lifelike and have managed to duplicate a large part of the excitement offered by their real world counterparts. Many of them even have chat rooms where it is possible to interact with other gamblers.
There are two types of online casino; the first involves software that runs live on the web, so there is nothing to download. Anyone who simply wants to play a quick game of roulette without having to download a large program would probably go for this option.
The second option involves downloading the casino software onto your PC or laptop in order to play. While it takes some time to download, it only has to be done once and as a general rule this type of game runs faster than the web-based one. This is because the software is running on your own computer rather than on the web.
There are also virtual casino games and live dealer casino games. With the first type the next card or next number is generated by a so-called PRNG or Pseudo Random Number Generator. Put simply, this is a computer algorithm, which produces the closest thing possible (for a computer) to a list of random numbers.
With live dealer casinos there are actually real live croupiers who spin the roulette wheel or deal the next card. The cost of this type of online casino is much higher than the PRNG versions, which is why one gets a limited number of websites using this system.
Over the years the variety of games being offered online has increased tremendously. Nowadays I regularly play blackjack, baccarat, roulette, craps, slot machines, keno, poker and even bingo, online.