Canadian players can choose from an extensive selection of online casino games where they can win real money. There are more than 500 video slots encompassing various themes, from sports to fantasy and magic to modern life.
When it comes to table games, National Casino offers dozens of blackjack variants and numerous versions of roulette. Meanwhile, the live casino is home to baccarat, craps, sic bo, and many other games that are played and streamed in real-time.
Baccarat is an interesting game you can play when you want a more relaxed game. The rules of Baccarat are very straight forward and even though the game is played at a slower speed it still offers the potential to pay big.
Since this is a very popular game there are many different variations of the same. You can find the following games at this point at National Casino:
Baccarat is a truly simple game to play and you will learn the rules of it in no time. The game is played with 6 or 8 decks of cards, depending on the variation. Two hands are dealt at the beginning of the game, one for the banker and one for the player. Before the hands are dealt, you will have to place a bet, and in this game, you don't have to bet on your hand. You can place a bet on the banker’s hand or the player’s hand. You can also bet that the hand will end in a tie, but we suggest that beginners avoid this bet. The tie bet offers the best payout but the chances of predicting this bet are very low.
The idea in Baccarat is to get a hand that is closer to 9. The value of the hand is determined when you add the value of your cards. Cards from 2 through 9 have their face value, aces are valued at 1, and 10s, and face cards are valued at 0. If the total value of your first two initial cards is a two-digit number, then the first digit is removed and the second digit shows the value of your hand.
In some cases, you or the banker can receive a third card. You don’t have to make any decisions here, because the dealer will follow pre-set rules.
The player is the first to play its hand, and if the first two cards total 6 or more, then you will stand. If the total value of your two cards is 5 or less, then you will receive a third card.
The rules for the banker are slightly more different.
When the banker’s hand totals 7 or more, they will stand, and if their hand totals between 0 and 2, they will draw a third card.
When the banker’s hand totals between 3 and 6, then their game will depend on whether the player draws a third card or not.
If the player receives a 2 or 3 as a third card, then the banker draws a third card when they have a hand that totals between 0 and 4, and they will stand on a total between 5 and 7.
If the player receives a 4 or 5 as a third card, then the banker draws a third card when they have a hand that totals between 0 and 5, and they will stand on a total between 6 and 7.
If the player receives a 6 or 7 as a third card, then the banker draws a third card when they have a hand that totals between 0 and 6, and they will stand on a total of 7.
If the player receives an 8 as a third card, then the banker draws a third card when they have a hand that totals between 0 and 2, and they will stand on a total between 3 and 7.
If the player receives a 9, 10, face card or an Ace as a third card, then the banker draws a third card when they have a hand that totals between 0 and 3, and they will stand on a total between 4 and 7.
Slots are among the most popular games you can find at National Casino. Online video slot games offer such a diversity you can’t find in any other game. Some of the most popular games include the following ones:
Starburst – this is the most played slot in National Casino and the reason why it is so popular is the fact that the iconic Starburst wilds can bring big wins.
Book of Dead – this is a game that is themed on ancient Egypt and it offers expanding wilds and free spins bonus.
Elvis Frog in Vegas – this is an interesting video slot game where Elvis is a frog and has tons of special features such as Blazing Reels and Coin Respin feature.
Deadwood – this is a western-themed slot with features like the Gunslinger Free Spins, Hunter Free Spins, and Shoot Out Free Spins.
Thunderstruck II – this slot is inspired by Norse mythology where the free spins feature will bring the Valkyrie, Loki, Odin, and Thor's Bonuses.
Playing online video slot games is probably the easiest thing you can do at the casino. The games are intuitive and once you make your deposit you will know what you have to do. But if you want to know what is going on behind the curtains that is good too. Knowing how the game works will help you in the long run.
To begin with, you need to know what kind of a machine you are dealing with. If you start playing single-line machines you need to know that they offer some great payouts. To win the jackpot here you need to bet the maximum number of coins. We suggest to all new players that they should start playing these games because they are as simple as they can be, and this way they can get a feel of how slots work.
In most cases, players prefer multi-line slots because they offer more opportunities to win. Keep in mind that when you choose to play these kinds of games you may need to activate all pay lines to trigger the main feature in the game. It is a good idea to head to the Paytable when you open a certain game and go over the rules of the same.
On the other hand, there are multi-line games that will not allow you to adjust the number of pay lines you want to play, these games are said to have fixed pay lines.
The main aim of the game is to create a winning combination along a pay line. You can do that by landing matching symbols on an active pay line, and your winnings will depend on the combination you have managed to make.
What makes online video slot games so appealing to players is the fact that they offer many different symbols that can trigger extra bonuses. There are two standard symbols, the wild and the scatter, but different machines may offer some other symbols as well.
Wilds are symbols that can replace any other symbol to complete a winning combination. In some cases, the wild symbols may offer a multiplier as well.
Scatter symbols, on the other hand, offer payouts and they don't have to be on an active pay line. But, their main function is to trigger the main feature in the game if you manage to land 3 or more scatter symbols.
Modern slots come with many different bonus games that take the whole gambling experience to the next level. During a bonus game, the slot shows its true potential, so this means you can win some good payouts this way.
Poker lovers will not be disappointed by the game selection at National Casino. They have added many different variations of the game so each player can find the game they want to play. You can choose from the following games:
Video poker is an exciting game you can play at the National Casino. You have to learn some simple rules before you decide to play for real money though. But, the good thing here is that you can play the game in fun mode at the casino before you decide to play for real money.
Video poker became popular since it offers simpler gameplay than the classic poker game. You just had to insert coins in the machine instead of sitting on the table with many other players. You can easily win playing video poker and the possibility of hitting the jackpot brings excitement and thrill to the whole experience.
There are various video poker games and they all offer slightly different rules, but once you learn the basics you will have no trouble adjusting to any other game.
The objective of the game is to acquire a certain set of cards that offer some payout, and the combinations of cards are the same as in poker.
The game starts with placing a bet and pressing the Deal button. You will receive 5 cards, and you can choose which cards you want to keep in which ones to discard. After the draw, the computer will determine whether a winning set of cards is formed, and if it is, you will receive a payout.
As we said before, the winning hands are almost the same as in a classic poker game, but there might be some slight differences. The hands are ranked in the following order, starting from the highest-paid: Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Two Pair, and Jacks or Better.
Since video poker is a very popular game it comes as no surprise there are many different variations of the same. Some games feature wild cards and others offer bonuses. These are some of the most popular variations of video poker, and the good news is you can find them all at National Casino:
Jacks or Better – this is probably the most popular and at the same time the first video poker game. Jacks or Better was first introduced back in the 70s, and it was called Draw Poker back then. The game is played with a single 52-cards deck and upon every draw, you will receive 5 cards. The best hand you can have is the Royal Flush and the lowest-ranked hand is the Jacks or better.
Tens or Better – this is another popular video poker variation you can find at National Casino. The only difference here is that the lowest winning hand is a pair of tens.
Aces and Eights – this is another popular variation of video poker where you win if you collect Four of a Kind of either Aces or Eights. When you get a winning hand you have the opportunity to try your luck against the dealer in a double-or-nothing bonus round. There are 5 cards, 4 are face down and one is face up. You will have to pick one card, and if your card has a higher value than the up-card, then your original win is doubled.
Deuces Wild – this is a very simple variation of video poker that you have to try. The 2s are wilds in this game so you can complete more winning combinations that way. The highest-ranking card is the Royal Flush and to distinguish it from the Royal Flush with 2s, it is called Natural Royal Flush.
Knowing the rules of the game you choose to play is one of the best strategies you can employ. We suggest you learn the rules before you decide to play for real money.
Each game has a different strategy you can employ, but since most of the games are based on the Jacks or Better, you should know that the strategy for this particular variation will lay the foundation for all the other games.
If you receive a Royal Flush with the first draw, we suggest you keep all the cards and avoid the Double Down feature. We know that if you receive a Straight Flush, you might be tempted to go for the Royal Flush, but it is a long shot so you should better stick with your win. If you get Four of a Kind on your first deal, you should also keep your cards.
We have to point out that these strategies don’t always work, because the games are run by the Random Number Generator which means you can’t predict the outcome in any way.
Bingo is another very popular game you can play at the National Casino. There are many different variations of the game and you can find the following ones here:
Even though the rules for Bingo are very simple and straightforward, if you want to get the most of the game you should learn the rules first.
Once you choose the game you want to play, you have to buy your ticket. The good news is, you can buy as many tickets as you want, and this way you can improve your chances of winning.
When the game starts, the numbers are randomly drawn. The good news when you play online is that the numbers will be marked off automatically for you. If you manage to mark off all the required numbers on your ticket, you will receive a prize.
These are the basic rules of the game, and as you can see they are very simple.
Another important thing that you need to know is that there are different varieties of a bingo game and they differ in the number of balls that are used. The layout of the ticket will depend on how many balls are in the game, and also different variants offer different ways to win. The most popular bingo games are 90-ball bingo games and 75-ball bingo games.
90 Ball Bingo Rules – this is a traditional UK game and at the same time it is one of the most popular versions of the game worldwide. The ticket consists of a grid of 27 squares made up of 9 columns and 3 rows. Each row has 5 numbers and 4 empty squares. You can win 3 different prizes when you play 90-ball bingo. The first prize is won when you mark off all the numbers in 1 line, the second prize is won when you mark off all the numbers in 2 lines and the final prize is won when you mark off all 15 numbers on the card.
75-Ball Bingo Rules – this is another very popular variant mostly played in America. The 75-ball bingo card has 5 rows and 5 columns with 25 squares. To win, you need to mark off the numbers in one line. The line can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. Different patterns are determined before you start playing. The good thing about this game is that there are many different ways to win including a line, a pattern, and a full house.
There are also other types of bingo games besides the two that we mentioned including, 30-ball, 40-ball, 50-ball, and 80-ball. These are also popular games and they offer a new twist to the classic game of Bingo.
Blackjack is a great game you can play to pass some time. The rules are simple and you can have some fun and earn some good prizes along the way. There are many different variants you can find here and they include the following ones:
European Blackjack – this variant is different from the others because it doesn't have a dealer’s hole card.
Blackjack Lucky Seven – this is a blackjack variant that offers the Lucky Seven bonus. If you get a 3-card hand with a total value of 7 you will win the bonus that is 1.5x your initial bet.
Blackjack Surrender – this is a blackjack variant that offers the Surrender option.
Blackjack Royal Pairs – this game offers the Royal Pair side bet that you can win once you get a 2-card hand with 2 Royal values.
Before you decide to play Blackjack for real money, we suggest you go over the rules first. The good news here is that the rules are very simple and you can learn how to play the game very fast. The objective of the game is to get a hand that is closer to 21, higher than the dealer’s hand without going over. The cards have slightly different values for the game. Aces are worth 1 or 11, 10s and face cards have a value of 10, and cards from 2 through 9 have their face value.
Before you start playing, you need to place a bet first and you will receive 2 cards. If you are lucky enough that your 2 cards add up to a total of 21, you have a Natural Blackjack and you are the winner of the round.
The same rule applies to the dealer too. But, if no one has a Natural Blackjack then the game continues. You have a couple of different options you can use to improve the value of your hand.
If you are happy with the hand you have, you can stand and you will not receive any additional cards. If you believe that another card can improve the value of your hand, you can draw and receive another card. You can draw as many cards as you believe are necessary. Once all the players have finished playing their hand, it is the dealer’s turn and they have to draw until they reach 17 or more. The dealer has only these two options, to hit and to stand. The player on the other hand has some other options available including the following ones:
Double Down – you can double down when you have a hand that totals 9, 10, or 11. This is a good hand where one card can bring you a win if you are lucky. You will have to place another bet, and the dealer will deal only one additional card
Split – if the two cards you receive are of the same value, then you can choose to split the pairs and play them as two separate hands. An additional card is dealt to complete each hand, and again if you receive another card of a matching rank you might be allowed to split that hand as well. This might depend on the variation of Blackjack you choose to play. For that reason, we suggest you check the rules before you start betting. The split hands are played one at a time and you have all the available options like when you play a normal hand. When you split Aces, you are allowed to have only one additional card on each hand.
Surrender – when you have the option to surrender, you are allowed to take half your bet back if you give up your hand. This must be your first move after you see the value of the two cards you receive. Some versions of Blackjack offer the opportunity of late Surrender, which is available after the dealer has checked the hole card and does not have a Blackjack.
Roulette is an amazing game you can play at the National Casino. You can find roulette from different software providers including NetEnt, BGaming, BetSoft Gaming, Red Tiger Gaming, and Wazdan, just to name some.
These are the different variants of roulette at National Casino including:
Before you decide to play for real money it is a good idea to learn at least the basic rules of the game. The good news is that this is probably one of the easiest games you can play and you will learn the rules in no time. Even though this is a simple game it offers such excitement and attracts many players.
What you need to do to win is to make a correct guess as to which number pocket the white ball will land. You don’t compete against the other players, and instead, you play against the house.
Roulette is a game of chance, so this means you can’t do anything to predict the outcome of the game. Each throw of the ball is an independent event and it is not affected by the preceding spins.
At the beginning of the game, you need to place your bet and the choices are vast here. What is more, you can place as many bets as you want to at the same time.
European and French roulette is played on a single-zero wheel. This means there are numbers from 1 through 36, randomly placed in red and black pockets and 1 single zero placed in a green pocket.
Some single-zero tables offer some special rules that will work in your favor, especially when it comes to even-money wagers. One of the rules is called 'En Prison' and it will allow you to recover your even-money bet if the ball lands on the zero. This means you are putting your original bet in prison, if you win your bet on the next spin, your stake is returned and if you lose, your bet is forfeited.
Another special rule is the La Partage which will allow you to get half of your original bet if the ball lands on the zero.
The American wheel is also referred to as a double-zero wheel because it contains an additional green zero pocket. This means the American roulette has 38 divisions in total, with numbers from 1 through 36 and a single and double zero. The zero pockets are placed opposite of one another.
Roulette offers versatile betting options that will make your experience of playing the game worthwhile. Some bets are riskier than others but we have to admit they will compensate with good payouts. Other bets, on the other hand, will offer more payouts, but they are way smaller.
All the roulette bets can be grouped into three major categories:
Outside bets – these bets offer the best odds, but the payouts are not that impressive. If you are looking for a more stable game where you can win some and lose some, then these are the bets for you. Outside bets offer almost a 50-50% chance of winning, so the chances to predict the winning number are great with these bets.
You can bet on colors here with the Red/Black bet, or you can place a bet on all odd or all even numbers with the Odd/Even bet. High/Low bet is a bet on either all low numbers, from 1 through 18, or all high numbers, from 19 through 36. The Column bet will cover all 12 numbers in the vertical column of choice, and there are 3 column bets you can place. Another great bet is the Dozen bet which is quite similar to the Column bet because it contains 12 numbers, but this time the numbers are in numerical order.
You can bet on the 1st 12, which includes numbers from 1 through 12, 2nd12, which includes numbers from 13 through 24, and the 3rd 12, which includes numbers from 25 through 36.
Inside bets – these are bets made on individual numbers or smaller groups of numbers. Inside bets offer some great payouts, but the chances of winning these bets are not working in your favor. So if you are a beginner you should stay away from these bets, but on the other hand, this is a game of luck and if you have a lucky hunch then we suggest you go for it. A straight-up bet is a bet on a single number and it offers the highest payout of 35 to 1.
The split bet covers two adjacent numbers. A street bet is a bet that covers sequences of three numbers in a horizontal line. A corner bet is a bet that covers four adjacent numbers that meet in one corner of the layout. Line bets cover 6 numbers that are part of two horizontal lines. A basket bet is a bet on 4 specific numbers, 0, 1, 2, and 3. American roulette has a variation of Basket bet called Five-Number bet and it covers 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3.
Announced bets – these bets cover entire sections of the wheel and they are available only in single-zero wheels. There are a couple of different bets that fall into this category and they are the following ones:
Neighbors of Zero – this bet covers 17 numbers, and to place this bet you will need 9 chips.
Tiers du Cylindre covers one-third of the numbers. You will need 6 chips to place this bet.
The Orphans bet covers numbers that are located within two separate sections of the wheel. This bet requires 5 chips to place four Splits and one Straight bet.
Final bet – this is a bet on all numbers ending in the same digit. For example, you can place a bet on 3, 13, 23, and 33.
When you play roulette you need to stay within the minimum and maximum limits of the table.
National Casino offers games from some of the most popular software providers, and their gaming collection offers different options like slots, table games, jackpot games, and many others.
Slots – if you are a fan of online video slot games then you can choose from 500 different slots here at National Casino. Playing slots is very simple, but if you are new to them, you can play it in fun mode first before you feel confident enough to play for real money. Some of the games you can find here are Bird of Thunder, Black Pharaoh, Blood Lust, Atlantic Wilds, Arabian Spins, and Arcade Bomb, just to name a few.
Table Games - table games are very popular at National Casino and the good news is you can find many different variations to play. You can try your luck playing roulette, blackjack, or poker.
Live Dealer Games - if you want an experience that is close enough to play at a real-life casino, you can try playing live dealer games. You can play your favorite games in real-time, live-streamed to your device. Some of the games that are worth mentioning here include the following ones: Immersive Roulette, Baccarat, Andar Bahar Lobby, Blackjack, Craps Live, Live Hi-Lo, Sic Bo, and Mega Ball, just to name some.
Scratch Cards – this is another category that you can explore at National Casino. There are more than 50 different scratch cards to explore and some of the most popular games include Blood Queen, Cherry Wilds, Curious Cabinet, Wild Lava, Siren's Kingdom, Cricket Star, and Avalon.
Mobile Casino Games - now, you can easily play your favorite games thanks to the mobile platform that National Casino has to offer. You can either download the app or access your account using your favorite browser.
Progressive Jackpots - at National Casino, you can play many different progressive jackpot games. These games are so attractive mainly because they offer some life-changing payouts. The only downfall is that you can find a specific category of progressive jackpot games and you need to search them manually. For that reason, it is good to know what the best games are and the prizes they have to offer.
Gladiator jackpot – the jackpot you can win playing this game goes as high as $838,000. To win the jackpot, you need to reveal 9 gold helmets, but keep in mind that the feature can’t be triggered if it is a free spins round.
Jackpot Raiders - the jackpot you can win playing this game goes as high as $15.000. You will have to collect 5 gems to get into the jackpot round and win one of the 5 different progressive jackpots.
Patrick’s Jackpot - the jackpot you can win playing this game goes as high as $13.000. You can win the jackpot within a random spin and there are no special round qualifications required.
Scrooge’s Jackpot - the jackpot you can win playing this game goes as high as $13.510.