Breaking from tradition – new games that are starting to appear in online casinos

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Slots, roulette, blackjack, baccarat – part of the attraction of online casinos is that they offer the same games as you can play when you visit a real-world casino. But it’s an extremely competitive marketplace in cyberspace, so platforms are tripping over one another to offer up something new. It’s given the game developers a chance to be imaginative and think a little outside the box, dreaming up new games and reinventing some classics that predate the internet. Here are some of these new breed of casino games that are worth tracking down.

Andar Bahar

This card game is massively popular in India, but is not so well known in the rest of the world. That’s all set to change, however, Pragmatic Play having released a real money online casino version late last year that’s capturing the attention of players worldwide.

The name literally translates as “inside outside” and the way it works is the dealer deals a house card, and then proceeds to deal cards in two piles. The player must bet on whether a card matching the house card will appear on the inside or the outside pile.

Deal or No Deal

The Netherlands most popular export since a certain drink in a green bottle, Deal or No Deal was the big TV sensation of the new millennium. The “pick a box” format exemplifies the concept of a game of chance, so this was ripe for reinvention as a casino game and Evolution Gaming did the honours.

The game starts with a qualifying round in which the player has a limited time to open the bank vault door by spinning a wheel and trying to align gold segments against the clock. Succeed and you enter the main game, where the mysterious banker will offer you a deal for what’s in your briefcase.

4-Card Poker

Poker is a game with a dozen or more versions, but in the casino setting, whether online or in the real world, 3-card poker is the most popular among casual players. 4-card poker is an intriguing variation with a little extra complexity. It was invented by Roger Snow of Las Vegas-based Scientific Games.

In 4-card poker, player and dealer are each dealt five cards face-down. Dealer is also dealt a sixth upcard. Pay the ante then look at your cards and decide whether you want to take on the dealer on the basis of the best 4-card hand you can make out of your five cards. If so, you double the ante – you have the option to triple it if you feel really confident!

And many more

These are three of the most exciting new games available at online casinos, but there are many more you can try, too. Some, like Wheel of Fortune are casino versions of TV game shows, while others, like Monopoly or Casino War are reinventions of games you probably remember playing in childhood. Give them a try and good luck!