If you are looking for a unique selection of casino games, you may want to try out some speciality games, which may also be labelled as ‘miscellaneous games’. While most online casinos will have a small selection of these games, they often vary from casino to casino, with the number of games available often being very little. Speciality games are those games that do not fall under the categories like table games and slots. Players still get the same great chances of winning while being offered unique games to enhance the online gambling experience. These games are also regulated and will provide the same fair play as any other game in the online casino. Games that could be categorized as ‘speciality games’ could include fixed odds games, keno, bingo, scratch cards and lotto games.
Games that are often classified as speciality games are called fixed odds games, and many players may not be aware what the term ‘fixed odds’ actually means.
Fixed odds games are simply those online games in which the odds will always remain the same. However, don’t let this confuse you because all casino games are fixed odd games. Let’s give you an example. A single bet in roulette will always pay 35 to 1 and any seven in craps will always pay out 4 to 1. However, blackjack is not included as a fixed odds game because the payout remains the same, but the probability of winning changes depending on the cards you’re dealt. Sports betting is an excellent example of a game that is not fixed odds. This is because the payout is a multiple of the amount that has been wagered and it purely depends on the collections which the player is not aware of at the time of placing the original wager. These examples are typical in sports games like horse racing and football in which the parameters are changed by the bookmaker.
This may confuse some players as you may bet thinking why there needs to be a separate category for fixed odds, when in fact all casino games are fixed odds games. The reason why these games are categorized as ‘fixed odds games’ is because they offer fixed odds and also because the games simply could not be classified into the other normal groupings we mentioned earlier, like slots and table games. Other normal groupings include video poker games, live games and card games. If the casino offers any other games that are not classified as one of those groups, then they will be referred to as speciality games, instant games or fixed odds games.
Keno is probably one of the most popular casino games you will find classified under ‘fixed odds games’, as these games have different odds values, but they are all fixed. Keno is a popular game for those players who enjoy lottery style games in the casino. The game offers some fantastic payouts that can be beneficial to players.
It is a very easy game to play, and if you are already familiar with how the lottery works, this game should be a breeze for you. Keno requires you to select up to a maximum of 10 – 15 different numbers (depending on the casino itself) that are numbered from 1 up to 80 and each number that you choose is referred to as a ‘Keno Spot’. Once you have made your bets and selected your numbers, the casino’s Random Number Generator will select 20 different numbers from 1 to 80. The casino will then check these numbers against the numbers you have chosen to determine whether or not you have any matching numbers. If you have, this will then determine the value of your wins according to the paytable offered by the casino. If you do not have any matching numbers, you lose your bet and the game ends. If you would like to play again, you can do so by placing another bet and choosing another set of numbers.
Keno is a game of chance and there are no set strategies. With that being said, the more numbers you pick, the higher your chances are of winning, so it is always advisable to choose the maximum amount of numbers every time you play the game. If this is a game that interests you, it is always advisable to find the best possible odds when playing. This may mean that you will have to do some research on which online casinos offer the best odds thanks to lower house edges and you can try and avoid those with higher margins on this game.
Other speciality games that can be found in an online casino can include scratch cards, which are played in pretty much the same way as in real life. A player must purchase a scratch card and scratch to reveal winnings. There are hundreds of different scratch card games available, but some online casinos may offer so many that they categorize these not in speciality games, but in their own ‘scratch cards’ section and for this reason we will discuss in detail more about scratch cards in the guide that follows which is headed ‘Scratch cards’.
Another game that is often classified as a speciality game is bingo. Bingo games are becoming very popular and some players will look for online casinos that specifically offer these games. With these games the casino offers you multiple chances to win and they can often attract large crowds to the casino. Players can enjoy these games and their winnings from around the world and it is a safe way to enjoy the game, while taking advantage of some great payouts. Bingo is a game that always offers the same odds no matter where you play.
Each software provider will have their own unique selection of speciality games and some can even offer different variations of the same game. Other speciality games include Sic Bo, Golden Derby, Hi-Low and Virtual Horse Racing and Soccer.