Types of online gaming sites – 9 ways to have fun online for free.
The entertainment industry is HUGE and it touches so many different parts of our lives and our society including movies, music, online games and online gambling. And if it’s real money gaming that you’re interested, you should know there’s a vast choice of entertainment options to choose from with fantastic winning opportunities. You just need to know where to look.
The Online Gambling sector is organized in different types of Online Gaming Sites depending on the products they offer and the audience they cater to. The following in a list of Real Money Gaming Sites whereyou can play games and win real money prizes.
Online slots gaming sites – 100% video slots games & progressives.
Slots sites are perhaps the newest type of gaming site in the industry. They first appeared a few years ago and they quickly positioned themselves as ‘100% pure slots’ gaming sites .
Slot machines are the most popular casino game and most of the casino profits come from the slot machines alone. So in recent years many gaming sites decided to simply drop all the games and offer slots and progressive Jackpots almost exclusively.
What’s really attractive about Slots Sites are:
- choice of software providers (WMS, Microgaming, PopCap, IGT, PlayNGo, etc).
- # of slot games and choice of games; must includes the most popular titles.
- Free bonus promotions like free spins, no deposit bonus, free welcome bonus.
- Progressive Jackpots – # of progressive Jackpot games on offer and the cash amount they offer.
Some of the most popular Jackpots are Mega Fortune, Mega Jackpots, Mega Moolah, MegaBall and other great slots with progressive Jackpots.
Slot games include fruit-machines, video slot games and progressive Jackpot games (like Mega Moolah, Cleoaptra slot Mega Jackpots )
Online casino gaming sites – Blackjack, roulette & table games.
Casino sites are the most common and recognizable type of gambling websites. Usually, a casino site offers table games (blackjack, roulette, craps, etc), slot machines, bingo and Keno.
The choice of games will vary from casino to casino but as a rule of thumb they all cater to the generic casino players.
The advantages of playing online casino gaming sites are usually:
- choice of games (slots, casino games, table games, bingo, scratchards, live casino, games, etc)
- welcome bonus offer (no deposit bonus/free spins, welcome bonus)
- choice and mix of games and providers on offer (Microgaming, NetEnt, PlayNGo, IGT, Barcrest, Novoline.
Online bingo sites – 75 & 90 ball bingo gaming sites with Jackpots.
Bingo rooms are just that, gaming sites for people who enjoy bingo. Bingo sites are typically female-oriented and their most relevant USPs are social features like chat rooms, chat moderators, prizes giveaway and loyalty programmes.
Bingo rooms have gone a tremendous transformation in the last 10 years. Bingo rooms use to cater almost exclusively to female players with small budgets and penny-players but in the last 5 – 7 years they’ve grown to become much bigger gaming sites with a comprehensive choice of video slot games, progressive Jackpots and other games like Instant Wins and Scratchcards. Fabulous Bingo, Dino Bingo, Sun Bingo and most notably Mecca Bingo are all examples of this.
Many High Rollers (slot players that spend LOTS of £££!!) and slot players started to play at these bingo rooms because:
- (1) they wanted to get away from all the personalized attention they usually get from VIP managers who basically just want their money
(2) also because real money players are not bonus-driven, meaning they don’t care about getting 300% free on their deposit because they know that welcome bonuses always ties up the total bankroll to a minimum wagering requirement and
- (3) lastly because casinos are very focused on attracting Whales (players who spends hundreds of thousands playing slots/casino games) and High Rollers, so many ‘smaller’ real money players prefer to be the head of a dod than the tail of a lion. At bingo rooms they enjoy the attention of the managers and the free bonuses and promotions they offer to them but without the hassle of complicated bonus structures and T&Cs of tailored promotions.
If you have problems understanding bonus offers and promotions like: 200 free spins + £1,000 free welcome package, or trying to work out how much a 300% free welcome bonus will actually give you, then you know why many slot and casino players are choosing to play at bingo sites: simplicity! Bonus offers are simple, straightforward and easy to understand. They pioneered bonus offer headlines like: deposit £10 get £30 to play!, deposit £20 get £60 to play. These type of offers are much easier for people to understand than get “300% free welcome bonus for up to £1,000 free PLUS 200 free spins”.
Additionally, they’re using £10 as the amount in the bonus offer, and by doing so they’re not alienating the penny-players, small players, casual players nor the bingo players. A small fish will be attracted by a promo headline like this because it’s in his/her budget range. High Rollers and frequent players don’t usually care for welcome bonuses due to the wagering requirements it imposes on their winnings before they’re able to withdraw them, so if the site offers what they like, they know they’re likely to be the head of the dog here rather than the tail of the lion at some exclusive casino.
Some of the best bingo rooms are Heart Bingo, Fabulous Bingo, Mecca Bingo, Bingo Date and Bingorella. The most common games are 80 and 90 ball bingo. Bingo games with guaranteed Jackpots (a.k.a. Seeded Jackpots or seeded tournaments) are very popular among players.
Online Scratchcards and Instant Wins sites.
Scratchcards and Instant Wins have long been a part of casino websites, bingo rooms, slots sites, lottery gaming sites and other forms of online money gaming. These games cross-sell very well with slots and casino players.
This niche has grown so much there are entire gaming sites dedicated exclusively to offer Scratchards and Instant Wins games.
Some of the best example of Scratchcards & Instant Wins websites ares Lottoland. Prime Scratch cards.
Online Poker gaming sites – Texas Hold’em, tournaments and prize pools.
Poker rooms are gaming sites for players who enjoy this game, most commonly the Texas Hold’em variation. Poker players often play casino games and slots but poker rooms are typically dedicated to poker. The amount of poker rooms out there is often intimidating. How do you choose? Which ones are safe?
If you like playing poker there are many options, depending on your taste and experience level. Some of the most popular ones I know are TitanPoker and PKR. This last one stands out from the rest due to its incredibly advanced 3D graphics and environments. You can create your own avatar and walk around the rooms and tables, storm out or shout at someone and have a high level of interactivity.
Online Live Casino sites – Live roulette & blackjack dealers.
Live casinos are most often part of a bigger online casino or gaming site and they offer real life dealer who are transmitting the video in real-time. This mode is usually available for table games like blackjack, roulette, baccarat, craps.
Bookmakers (Bookie sites , Bookmaking sites = websites for placing bets (sports bets, horse racing, dog racing, etc) usually offer a Live Casino section on their websites.
We don’t currently offer any Live Casino products or websites.
Skill gaming sites – Backgammon, Dominoes, Yatzy for money.
Skill online gaming sites offer players games where there is at least some level of skill involved in the result of the game. Poker is considered to be a Skill Game, there is luck involved in the cards you’re dealt but there’s the skill in how you play those cards.
Perhaps the most popular and successful real money skill game out there is backgammon. Popular skill games are dominoes, rummy, yatzy, bejeweled and other popular card games from Spain and Italy.
We don’t currently promote any skill games. Examples of Skill Gaming sites: Game Duell
Online Lottery gaming sites – Play the most popular lottos from the world around.
Lottery websites are basically online lottery operators who enable players from several different jurisdictions to buy lottery tickets for games from other countries from around the world.
These lottery sites first appeared about six years ago and they have benefited from wider legal regulations that enable them to offer these products and the popularity of certain lotteries among players. E.g. US Powerball, UK Lottery , EuroMillions, Irish Lottery, El Gordo.
We don’t really promote any lottery products on Double Bubble Slots BUT WE DO OWN UK-Lottery.org.uk where we DO PROMOTE LOTTERY GAMES.
Examples of Lotteries sites: Lottoland.
Online Bookmakers and Sports Books.
Also referred to as Bookie(s) these are websites where players can come and place bet on different events. There’s all kinds of bets going on, there’s sports betting, horse racing, dog racing, spread betting, financial betting, etc.
Sports betting and bookmakers are HUGE in the industry. It is big sport events like the start of the Premier League in United Kingdom, La Liga in Spain, Wimbledon, Euro Cup, World Cup and other big event in the UK and Europe that often trigger a wave of demand for slots, casino and gambling games.
The Premier League in the United Kingdom signals the start of the season for our industry. This year 2016 the season is due to start on 13 August 2016.
We don’t currently offer sports betting although we do tweet a sport betting offer every now and then. This is because many slot players are known to be sports fans and they too enjoy the occasional sports bet, especially if the event is important. Some examples of Sports Betting are William Hill and Ladbrokes.