“De gustibus non est disputandum” is an ancient Roman adage that warns against disputing individual tastes because they differ – and we should judge everything through their prism. This is true for video games, too – especially casino games. Gambling games are, indeed, a category apart, played with real money stakes at gambling establishments. But there are many who play them purely for fun. And we have to admit, many of them can be quite entertaining even without the thrill of real-money wagers.
Slot machines are the most ubiquitous game of chance ever created – they are present in literally every gambling establishment all over the world. Except for Japan – they use a different gaming machine called pachinko there. The advent of the internet helped these simple games become even more widespread: online slots are now played everywhere in any form, from social gaming apps to gaming portals and real-money online casinos as well.
Slot machines may seem a bit too monotonous and boring to some but they are quick and easy fun for others, easy to learn, easy to play, and even easier to set aside. And they are incredibly diverse: the JackpotCity Casino alone has several hundred versions, with perhaps thousands more available online.
Blackjack is a quick game with rules barely more complicated than slot machines. But it is different in one major aspect: giving players a chance to influence the outcome of any round by taking decisions throughout the game. The game is a mix of luck and skill, making it unique among its many other counterparts – and an exciting one to play even when no money is involved.
But it’s even more exciting when played with real-money wagers – this is probably why it is slowly becoming the most popular game in casinos across Las Vegas. But blackjack is equally exciting when played in a social setting… or even at home, with a couple of decks of poker cards.
It’s not the game of craps itself that’s entertaining but playing it at a casino. Whenever you set foot in a gaming hall in Vegas or pretty much any other place that has a craps table, you’ll see that it is always surrounded by the noisiest, most cheerful crowd.
Craps is an exciting game that actually involves the player – the “shooter” (the person throwing the dice) is not a casino employee but one of the players themselves. While the shooter throws, the others around the table encourage them, cheer for them, or even boo when the throw an unfavourable die. But one thing’s for sure – craps players are never bored, never silent.