3 of the Most Popular Casino Games from Around the World
With the remote and online gambling market set to reach a staggering $182 billion by the end of 2015, there is little doubt that this will eventually supersede the revenues of bricks and mortar casinos throughout the world. With leading casino brands in Las Vegas and Nevada already diversifying into the online market, this time may come sooner than even industry experts had anticipated.
This is especially likely when you consider how well traditional casino games translate into the virtual world, which in turn helps players to replicate an immersive and interactive gambling experience.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at three of the most popular and renowned casino games from across the globe.
Texas Hold’em Poker
One of the most popular social and online casino games is Texas Hold’em poker, which originated in the southernmost part of the U.S. just as Western saloons and real money gambling began to take hold in America. It is undoubtedly the most popular form of poker played across all platforms, whether you consider video gaming, live mobile tournaments or bricks and mortar casinos. This is unlikely to change any time soon, as the classic Texas Hold’em format and its heritage as a traditional casino game draws a cult following from all over the world.
Poker is certainly one of the most popular table games in the gambling industry, the likes of 888 Casino using this trend to create hugely popular online rooms for multiplayer Poker gaming.
Translating into ‘sweep’ in English, Scope is a casino favourite in Italy and also certain parts of Brazil. It is a unique and innovative game involving a classic 40 card Italian deck, during which three individual cards are dealt to each player. Four more are then placed face-up in the middle, and the aim of the game is for each player to match cards and collect them. ‘Scopa’ is achieved when all the cards have been claimed from the middle, with the winner being the player who has the most in their possession at this time.
Blackjack is a classic casino game which actually originated in France, after being referenced in a book by author Miguel de Cervantes in 1601. It is commonly associated with the U.S., however, and it is now a common feature of both land and online casinos throughout the world. The format is well known and never deviates between individual platforms, with players competing against one another and the house to get as close as possible to 21 with their hand. Blackjack is arguably the most recognisable and iconic casino game of all time.
Blackjack is also now also made massively popular through its role in Live Casinos for online gaming sites, several bookmakers offering their own bonuses alongside an authentic casino experience from your own home.