Many online casinos offer free casino play but some make it easier than others. Top online casinos such as many of those listed at Casinos.ie have free casino games as the default mode so they are available as soon as you enter the site. At All Irish Casino, for example, there is no need to register an account or identify yourself in any way; you can simply go to a game and start playing. The casino allocates an amount of play money which you can use and in many casino slots this can be used until you run out. There are casino slots from some casino software suppliers that restrict you to a certain number of spins rather than the amount of cash but either way if you exit the game after running out of play money or free spins and then re-enter, the balance is refreshed and you can start again. At All Irish Casino you actually have to opt to play for real money but there are online casinos that do not have free casino as the default mode. At an online casino such as that you may still be able to play free casino games but you may need to go to the game itself before the choice of real money or play money can be selected. There are also online casinos that require a player to register an account before playing free casino although no deposit need be made.
Playing free casino is a great way to try out different casino slots or indeed new casino games altogether. Casino slots can be quite difficult to follow when there are multiple winning lines and many different characters and although the casino software will automatically award any win it is much more fun when you can understand the win and possibly even see it coming. There is also a certain adrenalin rush from a near miss which will not be registered by the casino software. Certain casino software suppliers have recognised this as an issue and have reintroduced simpler casino slots which may still be three or five reel slots but by using fewer winning lines and fewer symbols make it much easier to follow. One of those casino software companies is Amanet which can be found in many of the online casinos listed and certainly at the top three. There are several slots from this company which use only fruit symbols and sevens reminiscent of the original one armed bandits. Free casino is also a very useful way to experiment. Online casinos have a range of casino games which might be found in land based casinos in other countries such as Craps or Caribbean Stud but cannot be found in Ireland. For this reason they are games which are seldom played and not understood. Despite this Caribbean Stud is a great game and free casino is the easy to learn how to play.
The full name for Caribbean Stud is Caribbean Stud Poker but it bears little resemblance to the poker game which appears on TV screens which is Texas Hold’em. In Texas Hold’em you can be outplayed by a better player and you can lose more in one hand than maybe you anticipated but in Caribbean Stud that does not happen. All online casinos play Caribbean Stud in the same way and although it is a poker game there is no bluffing or raising so the player is in control of the stakes at all times. Poker hands are still five cards and the order of hands still goes from a high card to a Royal Flush but after that it is simple you against the dealer. The first thing to do is decide on the size of your ante bet and your maximum exposure is three times that amount. Having placed an ante bet two hands of five cards are dealt, one to you and one to the dealer. Four of the dealers cards are face down which means only one is visible to the player. Based on your cards and the one card that you can see in the dealer’s hand you must decide whether you think you can win or not. If you think you can then you place a call bet which is twice the size of your ante bet. This is why your maximum exposure is three times your ante bet. Should you decide not to play then your ante bet is lost and the hand is over but if you have placed a call bet then the cards are revealed and the winner decided.
In order for the call bet to be paid the dealer has to have what is called a qualifying hand which is an Ace/King or better. If the dealers hand is less than that your ante bet is paid at even money but your call bet is simply returned. In the event that the dealer does have a qualifying hand but yours is better then your call bet is paid out at odds which depend on the strength of your hand. It is not necessary for the player to have an equivalent to a qualifying hand as a call bet can be placed on any hand and if the dealer does not have a qualifying hand the player wins even though the dealer might have a better hand.
Playing free casino enables players to have a go at casino games such as this without losing any real cash but the drawback of playing with fun money is that you cannot win any real cash either. This can actually be quite annoying if you hit a winning streak where you would have won hundreds of Euro but then where there is no risk there is no reward. Free casino can be a lot of fun and can even be used as a form of entertainment or competition with different players seeing how much profit they can generate in a given number of free spins or a set period of time.