The Most Popular Canadian Casino Games

Canadian casino games are a relatively new development when it is considered that the first titles made their way onto computers only in the early 1990s. Though it may seem as if the technology is still new, it can be said with certainty that the graphics capabilities, safety, security and overall level of excitement prove that online gambling is anything but sub-par.


Poker is by far one of the most popular online casino games ever created, and players can find everything from traditional five card stud to the complex versions like Texas and Omaha Holdem almost everywhere they turn. What was once a highly pixelated experience is now one that presents users with realistic graphics and sounds. In fact, some casinos even offer up live dealers to bring the real gambling experience through in a digital format. Poker will never die in Canada, and that is evident when the sheer number of poker rooms available on the web is considered.


Roulette is one of the most popular Canadian casino games because it has been made famous by media, particularly in the James Bond movies. While the game may seem straightforward enough, it should be considered that there are three variants from which to choose. European roulette offers up the best odds for players with French roulette being a close second. The only difference in the games is the inclusion of certain rules and the pockets being laid out in a different number pattern. American roulette has a second double zero pocket which reduces the odds for the player dramatically.


Though very few people truly understand craps unless they frequently play online casino games, this is one of the most popular titles in land-based venues around the world. It is played with two dice, and the person who rolls the dice is called the 'shooter'. As many as a dozen players can crowd around the table and place bets on what they believe the outcome of each throw will be, making it loud and exciting. While the web counterpart cannot provide the same ambience, the odds of winning are the same and the rules follow suit with the versions that are found in land-based venues. Craps is an easy game to learn, but since there are literally dozens of bets that can be placed, it is certainly a difficult one to master.


Everyone loves blackjack, but Canadians (and North Americans in general) have turned it into something of an art form. Today, software providers like Microgaming and Playtech have taken blackjack, one of the most loved Canadian casino games, and created dozens of variants all using the same basic principles. For instance, Double Exposure allows the player to see both of the dealer's cards for an added advantage while Spanish 21 removes the 10s from the decks and adds some side bets. Almost every online casino in the world offers more than one variant of this classic so that their patrons never grow bored.