The Best Casino Games Ranked by Popularity

Casino games are popular everywhere with some being more popular in one country or region of the world than others. However, when taken as a whole, you will find that the numbers add up so that it really is easy to rank them in order of popularity. Whilst some casino games are more popular in Asia than in Europe or North America, you will find that Asians also like to play our card games just as much as we do! With that said, let’s look at this list of the best casino games ranked by popularity.

1. Poker

Is it any wonder that poker is ranked as the most popular casino game in the world? No matter where you go, there will be a poker tournament in a casino at some point in time and even online casinos have poker tournaments. Being as popular as it is, most people know that poker is a five card hand with various possibilities for the win. Popular variations of poker include:

  • 5 Card Stud
  • 5 Card Draw
  • Omaha Hold’em
  • Texas Hold’em
  • Pineapple
  • Razz
  • 6 Card Stud

Winning hands would be ranked from highest to lowest as follows:

  1. Royal flush
  2. Straight flush
  3. Four of a kind
  4. Full house
  5. Flush
  6. Three of a kind
  7. Two pair
  8. Highest pair

Poker is both a game of skill and luck and perhaps this is why so many players go for the poker table in casinos, online and offline. While many casinos ban counting cards, it’s almost impossible not to! That’s the beauty of playing online because you can easily memorize what’s been played without being banned for having a good memory. Isn’t that what poker is all about anyway? That does appear to be a major part of a winning strategy!

2. Craps

This dice game is an exciting, high energy casino game in which players place bets at various places around the table. It’s an interesting game in that there is a Pass line where the numbers 7 and 11 are the winners whilst 2, 3 and 12 are losing dice. The Don’t Pass line sees just the opposite of Pass in which 7 and 11 are losers and 2 and 3 are the winners. Then there is the Field Line in which the numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, and 12 are the winners with 2 and 12 paying double. Next is the Come line which can only be played after having established a point. Being played in the same way as the Pass line, it’s an easy one to remember. However, with so many lines and so many ways to place your bets such as C&E, Any Seven, Big 6/8 and Craps, it can get a bit confusing, so sometimes it’s better to observe and learn before tossing the dice yourself.

3. Blackjack

According to, a popular online casino, Blackjack is actually even more popular than Poker on their site. They say that Blackjack is becoming increasingly popular online, especially since the media reported actor Ben Affleck was banned from the Hard Rock Casino for counting cards, which is against the house rules. As in poker, most players feel that that is the point of being good at Blackjack. You need to follow along to see who has what in order to gauge your wager based on what you feel your odds are. When playing in an online casino like Stakers, you can follow the cards to your heart’s content and no one will ban you from the room!

4. Slots

For those who simply want to take a chance against lady luck with little strategy in mind, Slots is a popular game. In land-based casinos as well as those online, there are a number of different themes which slots games are based upon and it’s all about ‘pulling’ the lever or pushing a button. The wheels spin and a row of numbers or pictures line up. The object of the game is to match them all up in a row. Traditional older games have three wheels but newer slots, especially those online, have three or five wheels to spin. Players win by matching the required pattern on the reels or revealing certain symbols on a specific order.

5. Roulette

Here is another game like Craps in which wagers are placed on luck alone. Some say there is a strategy to watching patterns where the ball lands, but casino after casino has been investigated for magnetic pulls and over time very few (if any!) were found. There were stories circulating in the early to middle part of the last century when the house stacked the odds against you in this way, but today’s gambling casinos are highly regulated and, as a result, would lose their licences if caught ‘cheating.’ The online version of roulette is said to be safest of all because of the way in which a digital wheel is played with a Random Number Generator (RNG). This is a nifty piece of software that is run by a third-party site and it is just about impossible to tamper with because of this.

So, there you have the five best casino games ranked by popularity. While some games like slots appear to be much more popular in the digital realm (online, that is!), other games like poker appear to be more popular in land-based casinos. There, players get to read the faces of the other players at the table while working their personal strategies for the win. In any case, of all the different kinds of games which can be played in virtual or brick-and-mortar casinos, poker still reigns supreme with other games like Keno and Baccarat popular, but not nearly as much as the abovementioned five casino games enjoyed around the world. Are you in the mood for a jackpot win? Today just might be your lucky day and with the holidays fast approaching, that money sure would come in handy!

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