Gaming

3 Online Games To Play This Christmas

With the winter weather well and truly arriving this festive season, there are many games online to keep you occupied. As you stay wrapped up nice and warm on your sofa, as the snow falls outside, why not try your hand at some games, including – Bingo, Roulette and Blackjack.

All classed as classics in their own right, these three games have been played for decades, both online and in person within their rightful establishments.

So, let’s explore them further to see if they could be the game for you this Christmas.

Online Games To Play

Bingo

With the advancements in technology, there are now a wide variety of themes to choose from when looking to play a game or two of Bingo online. With the choice of either 75 or 90 balls, this is something that isn’t offered within physical Bingo halls.

Unlike physical Bingo establishments, when playing Bingo online, if you only wish to play one game of Bingo, you can. Whereas, if you’re playing within a land-based establishment, you’re required to purchase a booklet of games, even if you just want to play one.

To play a game of Bingo online, you’ll need to purchase your tickets before the game begins – you can buy more than one Bingo ticket per game if you wish.

When the game begins, the numbers will be called and displayed on your screen, where you then have the option to daub them off yourself by tapping on the called number on your ticket, or letting the computer software do it for you.

Once you’ve created a line or even got a full house, you can press a button to call either ‘line’ or ‘house/bingo’. Once the prize has been won by a player, the game will end.

Roulette

Known for its iconic black and red pocketed wheel, Roulette has well and truly spun through the centuries into the hearts of millions of players.

With both the American and European variations available on the virtual casino floor, players have the choice to play whichever variant they prefer.

To play online, you simply need to choose which game you wish to play – there’s a variety of themes to choose from as well as the wheel variant. When the betting window is opened, you’ll be able to place your bets for where you predict the ball to land at the end of the game.

Once the betting window closes, the wheel will be spun and the ball entered into play. It’s only when the wheel has stopped spinning that the winning pocket will be announced.

Blackjack

Originally called Vingt-et-Un, which translates to Twenty-One (21), Blackjack has been played across the globe by millions. Each game, players play against the dealer, hoping to hold a hand of cards that are valued higher than the dealers, without exceeding a total of 21.

To play, after placing your wager, the dealer will deal you two cards facing upwards, and themselves a card facing up and the other facing down.

You’ll need to add your two cards together to find your hands total – numbered cards hold the value of the number displayed on the card, picture/royal cards hold a value of 10 and Aces hold two values, allowing you to decide what they are worth in your hand – one or 11.

If you feel you could use another card in your hand, you can ask the dealer to hit you with another card. If this additional card takes your total over 21, you lose. You can add up to seven additional cards to help you get as close to 21 as possible, but if at any point you exceed 21, you lose.

Once you’re happy with your hand’s total, the dealer will then, and only then, reveal the face-down card of their hand. They will also be given the opportunity to add to their hand. Whoever is closer to 21 wins. If you draw, you both neither win nor lose.

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Blossom Smith

Hi there! I’m Blossom. I enjoy the simple things in life – a walk through the woods, a cozy blanket, a tasty meal or a good book. When I got married 13 years ago, I was truly clueless in the realm of homemaking.