There has been quite a lot of noise recently in the UK concerning free casino games being offered which are attractive to children which then supposedly encourages them to become the gamblers of the future. The casino games in question were all casino slots and used themes such as Jack and the Beanstalk or some form of fluffy animal. It is likely therefore that these casino slots will either disappear from online casino sites altogether or they will not be allowed to be played for free. The hope is of course that online casinos will not stop offering free casino games altogether simply because some UK authority is kicking up a fuss about what is only a perceived issue at this point which may affect Irish casino players. One of the plus points for online casinos such as All Irish Casino, according to casios.ie, is the fact that casino games can be played for free and that they are instantly available without having to register for an account. There are other online casinos that request that an account be opened before any casino games can be played and having done that when clicking on a game it comes up in real money play mode. If you want to play for free then another button is required. At All Irish Casino it is exactly the opposite; casino games open in free play mode as the default and of you want to play for real money then you have to say so.
This free casino mode is not designed to make problem gamblers out of anybody but rather to enable players to try out new games without risking their own cash or generally just have fun. Of course any online casino offering free casino games hopes that you like what is on offer and that you will register and play for real money but at least you can try it out first. Casinos.ie uses free casino quite a lot to investigate new games which it can then either recommend to readers or not as the case may be which it would otherwise not be able to do. Take for example a new casino slot from the well known casino software company NetEnt and brought to you by All Irish Casino called Jungle Spirit (Call of the wild). As you might imagine this features wild animals as well as the regular 10 through Ace. It is in principle a five reel slot with three symbols showing on each reel although there is a twist which will be covered later. Winning lines can be achieved with symbols appearing anywhere on a reel but must be in sequence from left to right. The first different feature of this online casino slot is that some symbols have butterflies on them and when any one of these symbols forms part of a winning combination then that symbol expands to cover the entire reel which means that wins are effectively tripled. When entering free spins mode which is achieved by having three or more free spins symbols that look a lot like water lilies there is an extra row added to all reels which means there are now 1024 ways to win. This is where the fun begins as you can choose the number of free spins that you receive from the five different animal symbols which can be 4, 8, 12, 16 or 20 but beware, only winning lines containing your chosen animal will pay out. The higher value animals have the fewer free sins so you can gamble high risk, high reward or low risk, low reward. In addition if you have entered free spins with four free spins symbols ach win will pay 15 times the value and if you achieved 5 free spins symbols payment is a massive 50 times value. This also needs to be taken into account when deciding which animal to choose. These features add an extra dimension to your online casino play.
It is hoped that online casinos continue to offer free casino play so that these new games can be reviewed for your benefit. Free casino is of course not only about casino slots as there are table games which might be new to you and you might want to try such as Caribbean Stud Poker which everybody has heard of but which is not played that often. Do not be put off by the fact that this is called Poker as it bears very little resemblance to the game of Texas Hold’em as seen on TV where better players can bluff you out of a good hand. There is no bluffing or raising in Caribbean Stud, it is simply two poker against each other. There are not even any community cards or changing of cards to worry about. The only casino version of Caribbean stud involves no more than you deciding your stake and placing an ante bet after which five cards are dealt to you and to the dealer. Only one of the dealer’s cards will be showing. Having seen your hand you decide whether you want to play or not. If not then your ante bet is forfeited and you move onto the nest deal. Should you decide to play then you call which requires an additional bet which is equivalent to twice your ante bet so bear this in mind when deciding on your original stake. Once you have called the rest of the dealer’s cards are revealed and the hands compared. The dealer must have what is known as a qualifying hand for the call bet to be in play and this is an Ace/King or higher. If this is not the case then your ante bet wins at even money and your call bet is returned. Note that the player does not need to have a qualifying hand to win the ante bet. Should the dealer have a qualifying hand then your call bet is in play and your odds when winning the hand will depend on what you are holding. For example if you win with two pairs your ante bet wins at even money but your call bet pays 2:1 but a full house would pay at 7:1. Caribbean stud is a good introduction to poker where you determine the stakes.