What are the most popular forms of gaming online?

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Bored at home after a long day at work, or during a weekend when the winter weather is keeping you penned inside? There are many popular forms of gaming online that can help entertain you (just be sure to do so responsibly), but which forms are at the forefront of public attention?

Check out the most engrossing types of I-gaming below…


Possessing enough elements of strategy to keep the avid gamer interested, but simple enough to attract and retain casual punters, the game of Blackjack has been a long time favorite of those that patronize internet gaming sites.

The concept is beguilingly easy: you start with two cards, and so does the dealer. You can either keep what you have, or draw cards in an attempt to get to 21, or as close as possible. The dealer attempts to do the same; if you end up with a higher score, or if the houses busts (exceeds 21), you win.

With options liking buying insurance (a side bet that pays 2:1 when the dealer’s up card is an Ace), splitting pairs, and doubling down, Blackjack is a game that will keep you engaged for hours on end.

Sports betting

Sports are a global obsession that many men and women simply can’t enough of in their daily lives. Not content to merely cheer their teams on when matches are on TV or when there are there in person at a European football match, they have turned to the internet in this modern age to enhance their spectating experience.

From daily fantasy sports leagues to laying down their hard earned money on the outcome of a game, there are numerous ways fans can spice up the outcome of a match via online gaming.

At William Hill, the home of online betting, there are endless variations one can take when it comes to turning your sports knowledge into cash, from the standard bet on the outcome of a match, to whether the total goals scored will be over or under a certain number and much more.


Standing up today as one of the world’s most card games, poker is a game of deception, probability and drama, with fortunes being made or lost on the flip of a card.

Its strongest asset is the fact that it is often played against other humans instead of the house (though there are poker table games that you can play if you so choose), allowing the perceptive and intelligent at the table to adapt their play to profit over weaker opponents in the long run.

Many sites offer tables of Limit and No Limit Hold’em, while some also offer Pot Limit Omaha, with gives players four hole cards instead of two, opening up even more opportunities for excitement.