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Directory of Real Casino Games with Rules, Strategies & More

Progressive Index of Real Money Casino Games in Canada and Worldwide

Over the years, we’ve published a lot of gaming content. Our website contains countless articles dealing with real money online casino games. Card games, table games, slot machines and video poker games – so many games! We discuss everything from rules and variations, to historical information and strategies, and everything in between. Today, we’re compiling the very best of this information into a single directory so that you – our valued reader – can easily find whatever it is you’re looking for.

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Compilation of Real Money Casino Games Info

In the menus below, you’ll find all games subdivided into categorical lists by type. Click any game to jump straight to its segment. Or, feel free to scroll through the complete, alphabetical list of titles, further down the page.

Casino Card Games – Player Favorites

Real Money Casino Card Games Online in Canada and Worldwide
Casino card games include all house-banked card games that don’t revolve around poker. These are generally multi-seat, table-style games wherein players compete against a dealer, or banker, rather than each other. We expect this list will grow exponentially over time. Choose any title from the list to jump to its full directory of informative rules, variants, strategies and/or other featured links.

Table Games – Cardless

Real Money Casino Online Table Games
This section includes all casino table games that do not involve a deck (or multiple decks) of cards. There aren’t a lot of them, but those that exist have become quite popular in Canada. The ones currently covered on our website include:

House-Banked Poker – Player vs Dealer

House Banked Poker Games Player versus Dealer
Like the card games above, these are all house-banked titles played with cards. The difference is that the rules are all derived from poker. These games welcome players to compete, often alongside others, but only against the dealer in a one-on-one poker showdown. Like all house-banked games – and conversely, unlike PVP poker games –  the casino has at least a minimal advantage (house edge) over the players. Select the title you want to learn more about to see a list of rules, variants, strategies, and/or other featured links.

Lottery & Instant Win Games

Real Money Casino Lottery & Instant Win Games
Most of us are familiar with lottery-style games. Maybe you like to purchase a ticket for each Lotto Max draw, or just now and again, when the prize grows exceptionally high. Or, maybe you prefer instant-win scratch cards. And there’s always the ever-popular bingo games, often held for charity purposes. These types of games don’t have the best odds, but they do tend to carry extra large prizes for the luckiest of players. You can learn more about each of these:

Poker Games – Player vs Player

Real Money Casino Poker Games Player versus Player

Traditional poker games, like Texas Hold’em and Draw Poker, are not banked by the casino. By this, I mean the casino does not have a dealer actively participating in a hand. Players compete directly against, and only against, each other. The casino’s profit comes from antes or a rake (a small percentage of each pot charged when the game proceeds beyond an initial round of betting). Like other casino games, poker does involve an element of luck, but it is the skillful player that will win most often.

Slot Machines – Spin to Win

Real Money Casino Slot Machines Online

Slot machines are the bread and butter of any casino. They line the aisles and walls, where clustered banks of machines attract players to their myriad flashes and incessant chimes. They are notorious for eating through bankrolls in record time, but at the same time, famous for paying out substantial, sometimes life-altering prizes. Every online casino hosts hundreds, if not thousands of slots titles, in a range of feature models.

It would be impossible to lay out the specific rules and pay tables for each and every slot machine on the market (although we’ve done a pretty good job of it on our PlayOLG Slots page). For our directory, we offer you a variety of informative articles on the topics of slot machine types, how-tos, strategies and more. Choose a Type of Slot Machine to view links related to each type, or choose any of the feature articles below for more specific details on that topic. 

Types of Slot Machines
How To Play Slots
Digital Slot Machine Manufacturers
Online Slot Strategies
Other Feature Content

Video Poker – Man vs Machine

Louisiana Double Video Poker
Like slot machines, we’re going to work this section a little differently. Every video poker game is essentially played the same way. So, along with a few general education and strategy articles, we offer links to stylized information for individual titles, including manufacturers and brand-based return percentages, and in some cases, game-specific strategies. 

Video Poker Games 

(from A to Z)



3-5-7 Poker

3-5-7 Poker Rules & Variants
  • How to Play 3-5-7 Poker w/ Pay Table
    3-5-7 Poker is unique because it’s actually 3 poker games in one; an amalgamation of 3 Card Poker, 5-Card Stud, and Texas Holdem. Thus, players compete in three hands all at once—a 3-card hand, a 5-card hand, and a 7-card hand.

3 Card Poker

3 Card Poker Rules & Variants
  • How to Play 3 Card Poker (and Win Money)
    Learn the ins and outs of 3-Card Poker, one of the most common house-banked poker games online and on land. Our 4-Step Guide will teach you everything you need to know to play and win 3 Card Poker like a pro.
Strategies for 3 Card Poker
Miscellaneous Feature Content
  • Three Card Poker’s Pair Plus Side Bet
    The Pair Plus is an optional side bet that pays on a sliding scale for a Pair or better, irrespective of the dealer’s hand. Learn how it works, how much you can win, and where to 3 Card Poker games that feature Pair Plus.

4 Card Poker

4 Card Poker Rules & Variants
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Baccarat Rules & Variants
Guides and Informational Texts
Live Dealer Baccarat
  • eSqueeze Baccarat Live
    Direct from the live studios of Evolution Gaming comes eSqueeze Baccarat Live, an Asian derivative of the game that caters to the superstitious mind. Learn how the “squeeze” option reveals the identity of one or more cards as the game progresses.
  • Lightning Baccarat Live
    Learn how to play Evolution Gaming’s Live Lightning Baccarat, a real-time, live-streaming game featuring live hosts and payouts that can strike outrageous multipliers.
Baccarat Tips & Strategies


Bingo Rules & Variants
  • How to Play Real Bingo Games Online
    A quick guide to playing online bingo for money. Includes a brief rundown of the rules for European 90-Ball and North American 75-Ball bingo games, plus software and navigation tips, odds of winning, and more.
Guides and Informational Texts
  • Choosing a Safe Online Bingo Site
    The entertainment value and profitability of online bingo have a lot more to do with where you play the game, than how you play it. Safety should always come first. This guide will teach you how to find a safe, secure website to play online bingo.
  • Single-Player vs Multi-Player Online Bingo Games
    Not all bingo games are created equally. Learn the difference between single-player and multi-player bingo games – especially where win-rate expectancy is concerned.
Bingo Strategies


Blackjack Rules & Variants
Guides and Informational Texts
  • Side Bet Rules & Pay Tables
    An exhaustive compilation of all known blackjack side bets; includes rules, payouts and win odds for 70+ side bets. 
  • Introduction to Blackjack
    A studious guidebook to the rules of blackjack as it is played today throughout Canada’s physical and online casinos.
  • How to Utilize Basic Strategy Charts
    Learn to understand and appreciate the proper mechanics of reading and utilizing blackjack strategy charts for all variations of the game.
Live Dealer Blackjack
Strategies in Blackjack – Card Counting Techniques
Strategies in Blackjack – Other
  • Depth Penetration: Shoe Shuffling Policies in Live Blackjack
    Learn what rules and procedures live dealer studios enforce when it comes to deck penetration and reshuffling the shoe. These policies can have a substantial impact on the efficacy of card counting in live dealer blackjack games.
  • Strategy Books – To Read or Not to Read
    Out with the old – in with the new. Find out whether the best selling blackjack books of all time have become obsolete in modern times. Also includes the best blackjack strategy books that have replaced the previous best-in-breed.
Miscellaneous Feature Content

Bonus Round Slots

Bonus Round Slots Rules & Variants
  • Bonus Round Slots Canada – Specs & Speculations
    A testament to Canada’s most beloved variety of online slot machines, detailing all the different types of bonus rounds and how they work. Such features may include free spin bonuses, pick bonuses, match 3 bonuses, wheel bonuses, board game bonuses, etc.
Examples of Popular Bonus Round Slots
  • This is Spinal Tap Slot (featuring Free Spins Bonus)
    From the brilliant minds at Blueprint Gaming, the bonus round in This Is Spinal Tap brings up a turntable, and wherever the needle lands, extra wilds will jam out onto the screen.
  • Tiger’s Glory Slot (featuring Scatter Bonus)
    Released by Quickspin in late 2018, Tiger’s Glory features a Scatter Bonus that awards 7, 10, 15 or 20 free spins when 3, 4, 5 or 6 bonus symbols appear anywhere on the reels.
  • Booster Slot (featuring Game Show Bonus)
    Direct from the iSoftBet studios, Booster has a bonus round reminiscent of a game show. A 3×3 grid appears with 8 prizes on the outside and a Start button in the center. A golden square rotates quickly around the prizes until the player presses Stop, winning the highlighted prize.

Caribbean Stud Poker

Caribbean Stud Poker Rules & Variants

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Casino Hold’em

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Casino War

Casino War Rules & Variants
Strategies for Casino War

Classic Reel Slots

Classic Reel Slots Rules & Variants
Examples of Popular Classic Reel Slots
  • Aztec Adventure Slot (3 Reel Classic)
    This BF Games creation is unique because it packs the maximum entertainment value of multi-feature slots (scatters, wilds, and free spins) in a classic 3×3 reel machine.
  • Hot Shot Progressive Slot (7s, Bars & Bells)
    Hot Shot features five progressive jackpots with all the classic slot symbols, like 7s, bars, and bells, across 40 lines.
  • Swipe & Roll Slot (Fruit Machine)
    Built on a standard 5×3 reel set, NetEnt’s Swipe and Roll Slot features 20 pay lines with all the classic symbols you would expect from a vintage fruit machine.
  • Triple Jokers Slot (3 Reel Classic)
    Pragmatic Play’s Triple Jokers Slot plays out on a standard 3×3 reel, featuring 5 pay lines with classic graphics.


Craps Rules & Variants
  • How to Play Craps Online
    Learn the basic rules of craps, from a shooter’s and by-standing bettor’s perspective.
  • Shoot to Win Mechanical Craps
    Learn how to play Shoot to Win Craps, a mechanical edition of the same old craps games we’ve come to know and love over centuries of dice rolling.
Guides and Informational Texts
Craps Strategies

Draw Poker (5 Card Draw)

Draw Poker Rules & Variants
  • 5 Card Draw
    An outline of the foundational rules of 5 Card Draw Poker and the complete order of events, from ante bets to the pot-deciding showdown.
  • Badugi Poker
    Badugi (a.k.a. Badougi, Padooki, or Paduki) is a unique, lowball poker game that is most often played online.
  • Open Face Chinese Poker
    Learn the rules of Open Face Chinese Poker (OFC), including the object of the game, how to set hands, score points, earn bonuses and more.
  • Pineapple OFC
    Pineapple is a faster variant of Open Face Chinese Poker, specifically designed to accommodate up to 3 players.
Guides and Informational Texts
Draw Poker Strategies
Miscellaneous Feature Content

Fixed Line Slots

Fixed Line Slots Rules & Variants
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Examples of Popular Fixed Line Slot Machines
  • Dragons Lucky 8 Slot (20 Fixed Pay Lines)
    Built by Wazdan, Dragon Lucky 8 is a 6 reel, 20 fixed pay line game with a 96.6% RTP and an adjustable variance.
  • Fortunium Slot (40 Fixed Pay Lines)
    From Microgaming, Fortunium is a 5×5 reel steampunk-themed online slot that will take players on a journey through an opulent metropolis of technological prosperity.
  • Ozwin’s Jackpots Slot (20 Fixed Pay Lines)
    Yggdrasil’s deep-rooted plot plays out on a 5-reel, 20 fixed-pay line game, optimized for desktop and Android or iOS mobile devices.
  • Vampires & Wolves Slot (10 Fixed Pay Lines)
    A quick review of Pragmatic Play’s horror-themed, fixed-line slot machine, Vampires and Wolves.

Hold’em Poker Games

Hold’em Poker Rules & Variants
Guides and Informational Texts
Mathematical Poker Strategies – Beating the Game
Psychological Poker Strategies – Beating the Players
Miscellaneous Feature Content


Keno Rules & Variants
  • Keno Rules, Reasons, and RTP Explained
    Keno can be best described as a lottery numbers game. There are 80 numbers to choose, and you can pick as many of them as you want – within limitations, of course.
Live Keno Games
  • Live Keno by Ezugi
    Ezugi first introduced live dealer keno in 2015. We’ll teach you how to play keno live via desktop and mobile at any Ezugi-powered online casinos.
Keno Strategies
  • How to win Money Playing Keno Online
    Keno doesn’t have the best odds – some of the worst in any casino, to be honest. But playing the right way, making the best wagers, will give you far greater odds than the whimsical bettor.
Miscellaneous Feature Content

Let It Ride

Let It Ride Rules & Variants


Lottery Rules & Information

Mississippi Stud

Mississippi Stud Rules & Variants
  • Gritty Gambler’s Guide to Mississippi Stud
    First produced by Shuffle Master in 2009, Mississippi Stud is a 5-card poker game that, in a live setting, offers seats for up to 5 players. Online, players compete one-on-one with the dealer.
Strategies for Mississippi Stud

Money Wheel (a.k.a. Big Six Wheel)

Money Wheel Rules & Variants
  • How to Play Live Dream Catcher Money Wheel
    Dream Catcher is a wheel game, similar to Big Six Wheels at land-based casinos. This one is expertly hosted to mimic a game show. Players from all over the world participate, betting to win prizes of up to $500,000.

Mixed Game Poker

Mixed Game Poker Rules & Variants

Please refer to these individual types of poker games for targeted strategies:

Pai Gow Poker

Pai Gow Rules & Variants
Other Miscellaneous Feature Articles
  • Looking Ahead: Gambling in the Metaverse
    A contemplative forecast of what the future holds for online gambling in the Metaverse, including virtual reality editions of games like blackjack, craps and pai gow poker.

Pay Line Slots

Examples of Popular Payline Slot Machines
  • Bier Haus Slot (Up to 40 Pay Lines)
    Enjoy a tall glass of fun when you enter Bier Haus, a 5-reel, 40-line video slot featuring Free Spins, scatters and wilds.
  • Cleopatra Slot (Up to 20 Pay Lines)
    The Cleopatra Slot enthralls players with exotic features, including 15 free spins where all wins are enchanted with a 3x multiplier.
  • Zeus Slot (Up to 30 Pay Lines)
    Challenge the mighty Zeus in a 5-reel video slot that features wilds, scatters and a powerful free spin feature capable of re-triggering up to 100 consecutive free games.

Progressive Jackpot Slots

Progressive Slot Machine Strategies
Examples of Popular Progressive Slot Machines
  • Atlantean Treasure Mega Moolah Jackpot Slot
    Learn how to play Microgaming’s Mega Moolah slot, Atlantean Treasures, among the latest to carry the famous Million Maker jackpot.
  • Jackpot Royale Progressive Slot Series
    An assessment of the first three titles in White Hat Studio’s Jackpot Royale Progressive Series – Fishin’ Frenzy Jackpot Royale, Mighty Griffin Megaways Jackpot Royale, and The Goonies Jackpot Royale.
  • Mega Fortune Dreams Slot
    The Mega Fortune Dreams Slot, released by Swedish digital games developer NetEnt in mid-2014, is capable of unleashing Mega prizes of $250k and up.

Red Dog Poker

Red Dog Rules & Variants
Guides and Informational Texts
Red Dog Strategies and Tips


Roulette Rules & Variants
Guides and Informational Texts
Live Dealer Roulette
  • Dual Play Live Casino Roulette
    Direct from Palm Beach Casino in London’s Mayfair District, Evolution Gaming invites online players to join in the action via live stream.
Roulette Strategies – Basic Tips
Roulette Strategies – Betting Systems
  • D’alembert Betting System
    coming soon!
  • Fibonacci Betting System
    coming soon!
  • Martingale Betting System
    coming soon!
  • Paroli Betting System
    Learn how to use the Paroli System to place strategic bets in roulette.
Miscellaneous Feature Content

Scratch Cards

Scratch Cards Rules & Variants
Guides and Informational Texts

Sic Bo

Sic Bo Rules & Variants
  • Sic Bo by Digitain
    Learn how to play Digitain’s unique version of Sic Bo; a modern twist on an old-fashioned game.

Slot Machines (General)

See Slot Machine Section above

Stud Poker

Stud Poker Rules & Variants
  • 5 Card Stud – Rules & Tips
    Learn how to play 5 Card Stud; not the most popular game in the modern age, but an important stepping stone in the progression of poker.
  • 7 Card Stud Poker Rules
    Beginner’s guide to 7 card stud poker; by today’s standards, one of By today’s standards, one of the simpler forms of poker.
  • 7 Card Stud – Hi/Low Edition
    Due to winning hand conditions and split pots, 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo is a lot more difficult to master than it is to learn.
  • Razz Poker (7 Card Stud Low)
    An introductory lesson in how to play Razz, the lowball edition of 7 Card Stud.
Guides and Informational Texts
Stud Poker Strategies
  • How to Win 7 Card Stud Poker
    An in-depth guide to 7 Card Stud, including starting hands, recognizing dead hands, the power of observation, and other tips for beating not just the game, but the players (i.e. the mental game).

Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker

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Ultimate Texas Hold’em

Ultimate Texas Hold’em Rules & Variants
  • Introduction to Ultimate Hold’em
    Ultimate Hold’em (aka Ultimate Texas Hold’em) is a house-banked variant of the popular player-vs-player poker game, Texas Hold’em. In this version, players aren’t competing against other players; just the dealer.
Guides and Informational Texts
Live Dealer Ultimate Holdem

Video Poker

See Video Poker Section above

Video Slots

Examples of Popular Video Slots
  • Most Popular Video Slots in Canada (2021 Edition)
    This article details in brief Canada’s 5 most popular online casino games, with four video slots topping the list. They include Book of Dead, Starburst, Wolf Gold, and Gonzo’s Quest.
  • Reel ‘Em In! Slots Series
    Details not just one, but an entire series of popular fishing-themed online slots from WMS Gaming.
  • Wild Pixies Slot
    Pragmatic Play brought us this enchanting, fantasy-themed video slot in 2019, featuring 5×3 reels, 20 pay lines, and a bevy of fun features to enjoy.

Ways to Win Slot Machines

Ways to Win Slots Rules & Variants
Examples of Popular Ways to Win Slots
  • Boom Pirates Slot w/ 10,077,696 “Wonder” Ways
    Microgaming’s Boom Pirates features a base-game reel set of 5×4 with 1,024 ways to win, potentially expanding to 6×9 with up to 10 million Wonderways.
  • Buffalo Rising Megaways w/ 117,649 Ways
    Available at Blueprint Gaming powered real money casinos, Buffalo Rising features a 6-7-7-7-7-6 reel set capable of spinning up to 117,649 winning combinations.
  • Laser Fruits Slot w/ 60,466,176 Ways
    Red Tiger Gaming broke the mold with its 2018 release of Laser Fruits, featuring a mind-boggling 60 million ways to win.


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