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Fun Alternatives to Craps at the Casino



Whether you prefer to play online or in person at a brick and mortar casino, it’s a well-known fact that craps is one of the most enjoyable table games available. Its rapid pacing, number of different betting options and unique game dynamics have made it a firm favourite with players since the year dot. No, really – even the Ancient Romans enjoyed a modified version of the game played with animal bones, leading to the modern usage of the term ‘rolling the bones’. 


However, even as a keen craps player, you might still be interested in the other games on offer at the casino. Variety is the spice of life, after all. Lucky for you there is a whole host of alternative table games offered by websites like for you to get stuck into, ranging from classic card games to spinning the roulette wheel. A night at the casino – whether your local city centre building or online version – doesn’t have to mean a night glued to the craps table. Live a little! You might find that you enjoy one of these other games just as much as your original favourite.


Although it may not date back quite as far in human history as craps does, blackjack is a well-established and, indeed, well-loved card game that is played all over the world. First originating in 17th century Europe, the aim of the game is to form a hand as close to twenty one as possible. You’ll see famous faces like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon playing this game, as well as fictional characters like 007 himself, James Bond. There have been many high octane, entertaining movies made about blackjack, including 2008’s hit title 21 and Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, Casino. So, now that you know as soon as you hit the tables you’ll be in good company, why not give it a try?


Slots is one of those go-to casino activities that everybody loves. It also happens to be one of the games that translates most seamlessly to the online realm, making it available to players any time of the day or night, from home, whilst traveling and in the casino itself. With literally thousands of different titles to choose from, you’re guaranteed never to get bored with this great occupation; simply pick a title that appeals to you and get spinning! Of course, it is also prudent to take into account the rules, special features and RTP (return to player) rate of any slots game you’re interested in before playing. This goes for both physical machines and online games. When playing online, make sure the site you’re using has RNGs (random number generators) in place, to ensure fair play.


The distinctive shape and colour of a classic roulette wheel is one of the familiar sights most recognisably linked with the casino. There is a certain glamour and excitement held within their ticking centre, and the gaming scene quite simply wouldn’t be the same without them. Whether you opt for playing standard online roulette, live dealer roulette or head down to visit your local wheels in person, remember to brush up on the rules before you place any bets. After all, there can be slight differences between the European, American and specifically French versions. The most important thing, however, is to have fun. These spinning colour wheels represent one of the best ways to let go and enjoy your time at the casino without anything feeling too serious.


It would be impossible to write a list of alternative table games without mentioning king of the moment, poker. After experiencing an unprecedented boom back in the early noughties, online poker has now settled in to its place as one of the most played games on the planet. Even if you don’t get involved with the rush to play strangers on the internet, you can still play a hand or two against strangers in real life at your local casino. Sitting at the green baize may make you feel like James Bond, but you’ll need to back that bravado up with some results if you want to enjoy the sweet taste of success in this game of skill and quick thinking.


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