All of the casino games mentioned above, and without a doubt any other casino game, can be categorized in a number of different ways. There are several main game categories that are traditionally used to classify them and they can also be classified by the size of the house edge or the level of skill involved.
We’ve looked at the various types of casino games below, explaining each one more in depth. We’ve also given a few examples of which games fall into which categories
Main Casino Game Categories
The following are the main categories used to classify casino games. Please note that many games can fall into more than one of these categories.
This category is, somewhat obviously, for any game that’s played using cards. Technically, card games are covered by the table games category as they are also played on tables. However, many people do view card games as a specific type of game in its own right. The most common card games played in the casino include blackjack, baccarat, and Caribbean Stud Poker.
These are quite simply games that are played on a table. We mentioned above that most card games fall into this category but other popular examples include roulette and craps.
This category is a little outdated, as it represents any game that’s played on a machine rather than on a table. You could easily argue that this applies to all online games. In land based casinos, it covers games such as slots and video poker.