Online Casino Games of Two KindsPublished January 29, 2007 by OCR Editor
The enormous success and popularity that online casinos have enjoyed over the past decade since they were first launched on the Web is due to the two basic elements which the online casino games incorporate and bring to the fore skill and luck.
Online casino games can be learned, studied, practiced and eventually mastered, thus serving as a hobby, much like sports or music. But at the same time, the online casino games have an ingrained element of luck, which caters to the other element of the human soul, i.e. uncertainty and excitement.
Online casino games of skill demand players to make decisions and fill a role slightly greater than merely picking up a card from the pack. Players need to do more than just learn how the game is played. In order to increase their rate of success, they should also adopt a strategy or at least consider one. The odds of winning such games are directly influenced by what the player brings to the game. The skills element can be in the rules of the game, as is the case in blackjack, or even in a game that seems more like a game of chance, such as craps, in which the player needs to know how to place bets in the best manner.
Then there are online casino games of luck and chance, such as lotteries and slots, roulette and baccarat. These, games which lack the major element of skill and strategy, are considered more thrilling, at least in a primitive way. They are not based on skill and therefore leave more space for the feel. Many online casino players indeed visit the sites to gamble at these games not knowing at all if they will win or lose on the specific session, much because they do not have much of a say on the matter, other than their lucky charms.