We all know casino classics like blackjack, roulette, baccarat and slots. However, as the online gaming industry has evolved, so too have the games we play. This, in turn, has led to innovations in the live arena as well. The end result is an industry that’s buzzing with interesting options. Through a combination of creativity, reviving old ideas and a general push for fresh ones, we’ve seen some weird and wonderful variants crop up in recent years. With this in mind, we’ve found five interesting games you can try if you fancy a break from the traditional.
Live Dream Catcher
Ever watch Wheel of Fortune on the TV and wish you could play? Well, thanks to Evolution Gaming, you can. Called Live Dream Catcher, this live-action game allows you to bet on coloured segments in order to win a prize worth between one-times and 40-times your stake. As you’d expect, the higher value segments appear less frequently than the lower value ones. However, to give the game some extra spice, there are bonus multipliers that give you two additional ways to win up to seven-times your bet.
Dice and casino games have always been a winning combination and chuck-a-luck is no different. Popular inside Foxwoods Casino, Connecticut, this game allows you to bet on the outcome of three dice. However, unlike craps where the numbered cubes are thrown across a table, the dice in chuck-a-luck are housed inside what looks like an egg timer. Players can bet on various number combinations, with the more accurate predictions receiving the biggest returns.
The Chicken Challenge
Think you’ve got what it takes to beat a chicken? Well, if you visit Atlantic City in the US, you can put your money where your mouth is. Inside the Tropicana, you’ll find Ginger, the chicken champion on the noughts and crosses world. Despite outward appearances, Ginger is an expert and rarely loses. In fact, her skills are so impressive that the casino is willing to pay you $10,000 if you win. Yes, the game might be weighted in the chicken’s favour. However, if you can outwit the featherbrain, you’ll bank a tidy sum of money.
If you’ve ever played casino war, you’ll love this novel offering. Based on the highest card wins principle, Football Studio is an online innovation by Evolution Gaming. Before the round starts, you’ll get to choose whether you think the home or away team is going to win. Alternatively, you can bet on the hand being a draw. Once the bets are in, the dealer will pull two cards from the deck and put one on their side of the pitch (the home and away ends). The team with the higher ranked card is the winner and all correct picks are paid out at even money. In the event of a draw, correct bets receive an 11:1 pay-out.
A Belgian pastime that’s now popular in casinos across the country, this game goes against the old phrase from the world of entertainment, “never work with children or animals.” Although the former are nowhere to be seen, the latter are. In fact, the aim of Bird Song is to choose the right bird. In context, this means you need to select which bird will sing first and which one will sing the loudest. The feathered singers are scattered throughout the casino and players are able to bet on the cage they think will chirp first and/or the loudest. In simple terms, this is basically roulette with birds!
As you can see, the gaming world is full of intriguing options. So, the next time you need a break from the traditional, don’t be afraid to look outside of the box – because game designers around the world certainly aren’t.