Throughout the ages, casino games have become one of the biggest forms of entertainment on a global scale. Whether played in a bricks and mortar casino or online, there is a huge variety of choice on offer, from table games to arcade games, Slots to cards. Each game boasts its own rules, betting systems, odds of winning and benefits, but each stems from the same basic principle; the idea of quality entertainment.
The original appearance of casino games is unknown, but evidence of games played for money or reward has been found on numerous occasions amongst artifacts of various ancient cultures including Greece, Rome, Egypt and China. It is clear that casino games have always played an important part in the social and economical structure of societies throughout history on a global scale; the only changes that have been made are linked to growth in wealth and improvements in industry and technology.
The first ‘casino’ as we know it (although it wasn’t yet referenced as such) was the Ridotto in seventeenth century Venice. This was a building that housed gambling games during carnival time, in an attempt to control and monitor operations to make them fair. Over the years, casinos spread around Europe, across to America and Canada, and then travelled the globe, providing a much-loved source of entertainment. Although some countries tried to ban and restrict the playing of casino games, casinos continued to thrive and reinvent their products and services, unwittingly paving the way for the excellent online casino experience you can enjoy today.
The invention of the computer, followed by the Internet, enabled even more possibilities for players. Twenty-four hour games that could be played anywhere there was an Internet connection changed the lives of many, providing a source of entertainment that could be enjoyed around a busy work and life schedule, without the added cost of transport and refreshments. A wider variety of games became available – at Casino.com Canada, we currently offer over 300 games - and traditional favourites with exciting new twists were invented, along with new linked-jackpot games boasting progressive jackpots that could reach into millions.
There are a variety of games and game types available, each designed to bring you hours of fun and entertainment.
Blackjack: one of the oldest casino games around, Blackjack is a card game played against the dealer that involves making a hand of 21, or as close as possible to 21 without going bust. The highest, best-paying hand (paying at 3-2) takes the name of the game and consists of the Ace of Spades and a black Jack. There are a number of game variations available including 21 Duel, Pontoon, Blackjack Switch, and Progressive Blackjack – check out the various options to see which suits your tastes.
Craps: A stylish, exciting game that has been made particularly famous by James Bond films, Craps is one of the most complicated – but most fun – games available online. Played with dice and made up of a series of single roll and multi-roll bets, its multilayered structure and complex betting system takes a little time to learn but offers plenty of entertainment when you know how.
Roulette: a thrilling game based on the outcome of a spinning wheel, roulette is a traditional favourite across the globe because of its simple rules, complex betting system and generous payouts - payouts reach up to 35-1 for a Single Number (also known as a Straight) bet. There are a wide range of variations available, including Pro, French, Mini, American (an extra zero), and 3D, so there’s lots of choice to keep life interesting.
Slots: a range of multi reel, multi payline games that also offer extra rewards in the form of scatter symbols, bonus rounds, wilds and free spins. Offering some of the richest jackpots available online, you can enjoy fixed jackpot or progressive jackpot games. There is a range of themes to choose from including movie, comic book, history and adventure – simply choose the one that matches your preferences.
Video Poker: a mixture of slots and poker, Video Poker is an exciting option for discerning players. With simple rules and plenty of game styles and variations, there is plenty of choice also. Whether you want to play a simple game like 4-Line Deuces Wild or a 50-payline game like Joker Poker, we have something to suit you.
Live Casino: if you’re looking for a realistic casino feel in the comfort of your own home, Live Casino games are designed to provide you with exactly that. Available for a variety of games including Roulette and Blackjack, you get to play your favourite games with a real live dealer via video stream and chat, with on-screen results and winners’ boards to give that interactive feel.
Arcade Games: offering lots of fun through old-style games such as Derby Day, Bowling, Keno and Pop Bingo, these games are easy to learn and perfect for reminiscing. The rules are straightforward and the games simple to play, but our excellent graphics and software ensures they meet modern standards, guaranteeing the best possible arcade game entertainment.
Scratch Card: Our scratch card games are easy to use and offer a variety of cash rewards. You can scratch off one symbol at a time, or remove them all in one go for a faster game, and if you hit a winning combination, you get your winnings right away. It’s as easy as that.
The most important tip that you can learn is to protect your bankroll. Your bankroll needs to be managed in a variety of ways, and by adhering to these simple, straightforward tactics you will enjoy the best possible casino experience and stretch your bankroll as far as it can go.
Firstly, you need to keep an eye on special offers and promotions that are relevant to you. Whether you’re a new player at our casino, or you have been playing for a while, and no matter what type of game you like to play, there is an offer to suit your tastes and preferences. You can find our special offers and bonuses on our dedicated promotions page, or you can sign up to our promotional emails to get the latest and most relevant information direct to your inbox.
When you’re choosing your game, make sure you are aware of the upper and lower table limits so that you choose a game that matches your financial situation. Likewise, when you’re placing bets, take notice of the number of bets per spin, roll or deal, and set your coin level or wager accordingly. For instance, if you play a 25 line Slots game and activate all lines, that’s 25 bets in total per spin - bear this in mind when you set your coin limit!
Specific games strategy is also available, with each game offering a variety of approaches and principles, each designed to help you improve your game and your bankroll. The best way to approach any game is with your own personal strategy that suits your playing style and your pocket. Research what other players and professionals have discovered as they play, then try out their theories and see whether they match your own playing style.
You can try out new games and tactics in Practice mode. This helps on two levels; it means you can get a feel for our casino software and it also gives you the opportunity to test out new games strategy before investing any funds. You can have both a Practice and a Real Money account – the only difference is whether you pay for virtual chips or actual cash.
Bet Max: This button ensures that the maximum of possible bets are activated as you play – this is particularly important if you want to bet into a progressive jackpot.
Cashier: this area is where you complete all money transactions, such as deposits and cashouts.
Cashout: to remove your winnings from the casino, back to your bank or preferred payment method.
Deposit: to add funds to your account from your preferred payment method
In-game: this refers to features and services you can access while you play, such as rules, help, support chat etc.
Lobby: the area where you access all your casino games.
Mobile games: games that can be played on the move on your mobile device such as an iPad Touch, iPod and iPhone.
Online Bonus: an amount of money awarded to your bankroll by the casino.
Paytable: the area that displays how much various bets pay out. These are clearly displayed in each casino game.
Practice Play: the chance to play our casino games in fun mode for virtual chips – no deposit required.
Progressive jackpot: a linked jackpot across several machines that accumulates in size in relation to the number of bets placed into the jackpot side bet – these jackpots offer some of the richest prizes available online. Available in some versions of Roulette, Blackjack, Video Poker and Slots games, you can only bet into a progressive jackpot if all other possible bets are activated also.
Promotions: a range of special offers provided by your online casino that are designed to enhance your overall casino experience and provide extra time at the tables.
Real Money: the chance to play our casino games for cash payouts – deposit required.
Refer a Friend: a special bonus that you receive if you invite a friend to register and play for real money at our casino.
Reload Bonus: a bonus that is awarded to you when you add additional funds to your casino account.
VIP: refers to our special scheme for loyal VIP players, offering exclusive benefits, bonuses and invitations.
Wager: a bet, predicting the outcome of a game.
To open a Real Money account with Casino.com Canada, click on Play For Real Money and enter the required details – your information is stored safely and securely and is used for security reasons only. Once you have entered the necessary information, click on Create and your account will be instantly activated.
To be able to play at the real money tables, you also need to make a deposit. The wide range of deposit methods available includes Credit Card, Debit Card and online e-wallets. Simply choose the provider that suits you, deposit the amount you wish to play and you’re all set to hit the tables.
When you’re making your initial deposit, bear in mind that we offer a range of bonuses that are designed to reflect your needs as a player. If you are new to our casino, you can claim up to $3,200 free with our special Welcome Bonus – you simply accept your bonus once you have deposited your funds.
Released in installments, our tiered Welcome Bonus is designed with you in mind, offering you the opportunity to accept your extra bonus funds at a pace that suits you, without having to make any hefty lump-sum payments.
Make an initial deposit of up to $400 and we’ll match that amount 100% instantly. You can then add extra bonus cash to your bankroll with a series of repeat deposits at a time that suits you; we’ll give you up to seven additional 100% match Reload Bonuses of up to $400 each, making a grand total of $3,200 in free cash for you.