It seems like more and more online poker rooms are adding online casino extensions to their poker rooms. This may be in the form of a full blown online casino or maybe just a few online casino games such as mini roulette, black jack, video poker and some of the other more popular online casino games. Titan Poker and PKR, two of the more prominent online poker rooms have launched full blown online casinos, while many other poker rooms such as Carbon Poker and the rooms on their network have launched some sidegames that players can play if they get bored. The casino not only brings in more money for the online poker room, but it also gives players more variety and choice if they just feel like gambling a little bit. It’s actually not surprising that Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars, the two largest online poker rooms have decided to launch online casino.
So What Is Cake Poker Doing in Regards to Casino Games?
Cake Poker or WinCake as it is now known actually recently added some different games that are similar to online casino games, but they are played as an online poker format. These games include tournament blackjack and Cake War. The problem with these games is they require others to play them as well, but it doesn’t seem like there is much interest so its hard for the games to get off the ground. Here is a brief overview of the games:
Tournament blackjack involves playing against other players so there is actually no house advantage. Instead players must have more chips than their opponents after the final round of the tourney blackjack game. The tournaments have a set number of hands and it is the goal to have the most chips at the end of the last hand. Needless to say a lot of strategy can come into play making tournament blackjack a great alternative to poker.
This is a Cake Poker invention and is a very interesting game. Each player is given a bin of cards from 1-10 to start the game. There are then 10 rounds where a dealer card is turned up in the middle of the table. Each player then selects which card from their bin they would like to bet in order to try to win the card. The highest card bet takes the dealers card, but if two players bet the same card they cancel each other out and the next highest card wins. At the end of the tenth round, whichever players cards add up to the highest total wins the game. This is another game that is played against other opponents, but it is moving towards casino games because it is a bit similar to casino war.
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Casino games are a lot of fun and can provide a great break from the thinking and strategizing of online poker. Sometimes people just want to gamble and that is what casino games are great for.