One of the novelties regarding all table games are live casinos. In practice, from your PC and now also from mobile phones, you can bet and play on real tables, transmitted in streaming.
The success of live casino games continues to grow, which is why almost all Italian operators now offer their own live section. In addition, thanks to the ever-increasing demand, there are more and more types and games that are brought live. In the beginning, you could only find Roulette and BlackJack, but today you can also try Baccarat, Casino Hold’em Burraco and many more.
Online Poker – a timeless and evergreen classic
An incredible combination of strategy, luck and adrenaline. When it was legalised, millions of Italians immediately jumped at the chance to get rich playing online poker. Expectations that are decidedly unrealistic and have left many with a bitter taste in their mouths.
In just a few years, the number of active users has dropped several times. Despite this, it still remains one of the most sought-after online poker games, along with the other 3 biggies we will see in a moment.
The most popular version is Texas Hold’Em. Each player receives 2 cards and at the green table 5 community cards are dealt, making a total of 7 available. The aim is to create the strongest combination of all competitors. But there are many variations and every poker room gives you a wide choice, including 5 card draw, stud, Omaha, Italian poker and others.
Baccarat – or Punto Banco – a casino game that is very popular in live play
Although they have only become popular in recent years, this card game is really getting more and more popular in both land-based and web-based casinos. So much so that they have even dedicated live tables to it.
The most famous variant in Italy is Punto o Banco. It too is played with 6 packs of cards and the player can bet on three combinations: Punto, Banco and Egalité (tie). It is otherwise similar to Baccarat.
Many call it a variant of BlackJack itself, but they are now two completely separate games. Here too the numbered cards are worth the same as the card value, the 10 and the tricks 0, while the ace is worth 1 point. If the value of your cards exceeds 10, the score restarts at 0. For example, if you have 6 and 9, instead of 15, you get 5.
Dream Catcher – an exciting game show
Another game very similar to Wheel of Fortune, which is really getting a lot of players hooked. Dream Catcher is a game show that can be found on the best live game portals.
Not all casinos offer it, but its popularity is growing very quickly. The rules are very simple.
To play Dream Catcher, you have to bet on the number on which you think the wheel will stop. The possibilities are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 40. After the betting round is over, the wheel is started and when it stops, the winner is declared. The higher the number, the higher the betting multiplier.
Texas Casino Hold’em – The thrill of poker combined with the thrill of the casino
This is one of the versions of poker adapted to the casino tables. There are also other versions, but this is the most popular among players and obviously also very successful online.
In Texas Casino Hold’em you only have one opponent: the dealer. The aim is obviously to make a hand with a higher score than the dealer.
The number of players is variable and there is no limit, except that imposed by the table. It is played very easily and quickly: two cards are dealt to the player and 5 community cards are placed in the centre of the table. You can win already during the first phase if you have at least one pair of aces or a higher combination. The great special feature of this adaptation is that you can make bonus bets during the rounds.
VideoPoker – Classic bar games brought to online casinos
Many people may not remember them, but they used to be played a lot. Videopoker was the typical game in every bar. It is a game inspired by classic poker and adapted to a slot machine. Some may think it is one of the predecessors of slot machines, but it has surpassed them and by a long way.
Here there is no opponent to beat, but you simply have to create winning hand combinations. Each combination has a specific score. The stronger the hand, the more points you have and the higher the payout ratio.
There are many variations of video poker, some with wild cards and some without, but the basic rules are more or less the same. The most popular are Deuces Wild, 10 or Better, Jacks or Better, Jokers Wild and Deuces Wild.
Monopoly Live – one of Hasbro’s most successful casino games
This is an adaptation of the famous board game to a game that can only be found in some live casinos. There are all the elements of the classic Monopoly, including Way, Odds, Odds, Houses, Jail, Taxes and Hotels that add to the adrenaline rush of each spin of the wheel.
What you have to do is to guess the number on which the wheel will stop. Once you place your bet, the wheel will start spinning. The big news is the augmented reality and 3D version, which makes this title more unique than rare.
Although it is called Monopoly, from which it has inherited many symbols and images, it is very similar to the wheel of fortune. Made in collaboration with Hasbro, it was released quite recently and is not at all easy to find. For those who want to try it, one of the most recommended sites to play it is LeoVegas.
Mobile gaming on smartphones and tablets
The majority of Italian operators also allow you to play most of the games directly from your mobile phone, through sites that fit perfectly on any screen or apps developed for the various Apple and Android operating systems. Some operators offer both possibilities.
The choice is up to you, both methods have their disadvantages and advantages, but in the end the difference is not huge and the essence does not change.
Conclusions and final tips
Online gaming is growing enormously in our country. The increasing ease of entering an online casino has helped the spread of gambling on the web to the point of making it even too present in the everyday life of Italians.
For those who want to try slot machines, live tables and others, our advice is to do so with caution and always keep in mind that the danger of losing large sums is always just around the corner. Every casino will promise you sensational bonuses, high win multipliers and million-dollar jackpots, but if they are still active it is because they make money from players.
Therefore, gambling online in moderation is essential and you need to be aware of your state in order not to make it an addiction – the so-called ludopathy. If you feel the need to gamble, or think you can win, don’t gamble at all!