Poker Guides

Poker is one of the most popular card games on the planet, so much so, that player vs. player online Poker has branched out from online casinos and has become an industry in and of itself. Poker has a mind boggling number of variations, some of which can seem so alien, that you’re not quite sure that you’re still playing Poker!

Perhaps the reason that Poker is so popular, is that although there is an element of chance involved in relation to the cards you get dealt, you as the player can significantly affect the outcome of the round by the way that you play your hand.

From cowboys to present day professionals, the challenge of not only playing your cards to the best of your abilities, measuring up your opponents deciding when to bluff or call theirs, has attracted players for centuries. You don’t get quite the same experience online, in that you can’t “read” the reactions of the people round the table, but there’s always a game, and with some of the options available, you can still get a pretty good experience online.

The articles in this part of our Online Casino Guide will expand upon different aspects of Poker, taking beginners through the basics, explaining the different variants of the game, all the way through to the more subtle nuances of the game. You’ll find snippets of the articles below, along with links to the full text.

As always, we wish you the best of luck and when you’re ready to play, you can visit our homepage where you can read our Online Casino Reviews and pick a casino to play at. As with other table games, we’ve got several versions of poker (from Microgaming and RTG) that you can play for free, without registration, in your browser. If you have any topics that you would like us to cover please e-mail us at

Blackjack Guide

Blackjack is an elegantly simple card game at its most basic, but has key elements of strategy, tactics and odds that appeal to advanced players. It is for this reason that Blackjack forms a core component of our Online Casino Guides section.

Blackjack is a staple table game of both online and “real” casinos, as well as the playground, though there, there was usually less gambling and it was known as pontoon or 21. As with other table games, there are a wide variety of Blackjack game variations, each with its own unique twist, and we’ll cover the differences between these too.

The rules of the game mean that in theory, you should be able to make an educated decision on how to play your hand, card by card. In reality though, unless you’re Rainman, keeping track and working out what to do next is incredibly complex – you’re not allowed to take any notes or machines in with you to the table, so it’s got to be all in your head, and though it’s not banned, casinos have been known to ban players that they believe are counting cards in this way.

The point is, that with Blackjack, although the mechanics are simple there is much to know and to learn and so, the articles that you’ll find in this part of our Online Casino Guide will cover the basics of Blackjack; from terminology, to how to play, all the way through to some of the more advanced strategies and tactics. If you scroll down this page, you will see snippets from some of our articles, and you can click on the relevant links to read the full text of these.

In addition to reading our guides, take the time to have a look around the rest of the site. On the homepage you can browse our Online Casino Reviews – online casinos use one of a relatively small number of software providers and so there are other factors that you have to take into account when deciding where to play. We’ve also got free Blackjack games from Microgaming and RTG which you can play in your browser without registration.

On that note, we wish you the best of luck in your play. If you’re new to online gambling, remember to set yourself a budget and stick to it, and always, always make sure you’ve checked the terms and conditions before you deposit and sign up for bonuses. We hope you enjoy these articles and if you have a topic you’d like to see covered, or if we have made any errors, please send us an e-mail to

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  • Roulette Guide

    Roulette is a game synonymous with casinos; in fact, it would be a pretty poor casino that didn’t have at least one Roulette table. Roulette differs from most of the other games at either bricks and mortar or online casinos, in that as a player you cannot influence the result of the game. That said, it’s certainly one of the more exciting games you can play, and in some ways, the randomness and inherent uncertainty are a key factor in that enjoyment.

    As with other casino games, Roulette has many slightly different variations of the same basic rules and in this section of our Online Casino Guides, we hope to be able to describe these to you. We will also explain the basics of Roulette for the novice and touch upon some of the systems that various people claim can improve your play.

    One of the aspects of Roulette that we’ll get into in more detail in the articles below is that there is a clear house advantage in most, if not all, versions. This comes in the form of the zero which subtly changes the odds. It won’t significantly change the outcome of your game, but over time it means that statistics will come into play, and the results will be in the casino’s favour.

    If you’ve never played, you can have a go on our site. We’ve got several versions of roulette that you can play in your browser, for free and without registration, from both Microgaming and RTG. You can also read the various articles that we have on Roulette below – along with snippets from these, there are links to the full article text.

    Once you’ve read enough, head on over to the homepage, where you can read our Online Casino Reviews – there you can browse through and find a casino that will suit you. Most, if not all, will let you play for free before you deposit, so you can make sure that you’re comfortable before you play there.

    But, enough with that, you’ll be wanting to read the guide now. So, without further ado, we hope you enjoy these articles and if you have a topic you’d like to see covered, or if we have made any errors, please send us an e-mail to

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