Variety is the Spice of Life

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Why is it that some games are more popular than others? For instance, slots and bingo are universally liked. There are many formats and themes to choose from, not to mention the different prizes to be won. Players may have a favourite game, but chances are they play other games from time to time. 

What’s Great about the Slots?

Slots are easy to get to grips with if you’re new to them. They have a range of prizes that can be won, including a progressive jackpot. They also have bonuses that players can win along the way, like multipliers.  

Slots are also known for their fantastic graphics and soundtracks, like the slots and games made by Northern Lights Gaming. They’re a Manchester-based online casino software development studio, particularly known for their slots, including Prize Pets Gigablox. 

Known for their slot games, Northern Lights Gaming has made their games available in different genres, like fantasy and historical, including Westerns and Aztec. Additionally, these games are available on different platforms, such as mobile and desktop to suit the needs of different players. 

They’re not the only developers that do this, with games like bingo, which we talk about a bit later, and baccarat, which we mention next, also available to play on mobiles and in casinos. This allows players to decide who they want to play, when and where. It’s this flexibility that gives them the ability to play when they can because they’re able to play at any time of the day or night.

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Baccarat, A Universal Favourite

Although other card games may be more known, perhaps thanks to films glamorising them, baccarat has stood the test of time. It’s actually got more fans than blackjack and poker, believe it or not. Most players are in Macau, which is in Asia. Available to be played as a video game and live, a lot of gaming sites will include it in their range of slots and games, with some even having a Macau version to spice things up a bit.

There’s the banker and you, the player, meaning there are two hands, and you can bet on both. Cards with faces and the number 10 card all count as zero. Aces are one and all the other cards from 2-9 are worth their respective points. The aim of the game is for one hand to have 9 or be the closest to it.

There are different prizes to be won, including progressive jackpots and bonuses, such as multipliers. Roughly half of the online slots are video slots that include themes such as movies, celebrities and wild animals. 

Do You Bingo?

Bingo is as entrenched in our culture as fish and chips, roast dinner and the seaside. It’s something that’s always been around. Some local bingo events are held in towns and cities around the country, including Manchester. These events often involve food, drinks, music and possibly have a celebrity do some bingo calling. 

But bingo is also available in a lot of online casinos and gaming sites. There are also bingo-specific sites. As the game has become popular around the world, different versions have cemented themselves in online casinos and bingo halls, which includes the American version of bingo that has 75 balls, and the European one that has 90 balls. 

It’s a game that people can play instantaneously, by simply marking off the numbers on their card, usually in a row which can be diagonal or vertical, for instance. Prizes vary, but anyone can be a winner, whether it’s via a random number generator or bingo caller. 

So there you have it. Three different games, but all popular online and in land-based places around the world. They may be easy to pick up and start playing or may require strategy, but they’ve stood the test of time. They continue to be played and developed into different versions, which keep players, old and new, continuously interested in playing them.

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