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The casino genre of video games includes video game versions of the types of games that people typically play in casinos, such as in Las Vegas or Atlantic City.

The casino genre is the online versions of real-life casinos, except that the sites listed here are not used for gambling. As the Aviva Directory is a family-friendly directory, we don't link to gambling sites.

Casino games may be web-based websites, where users can play casino-type games without downloading any software to their local computer. These games may be represented as Macromedia Flash games, Shockwave games, or Java games, but some online casino games allow gameplay through an HTML interface.

Other casino games require the player to download a software client.

The outcome of virtual casino games is dependent upon data produced by a pseudo-random number generator (PRNG), which determines the order of cards in video card games, the outcome of dice throws, and the results produced in a virtual slot machine or roulette wheel. This is true of online gambling casino games as well as those that are played for fun, although there is probably a higher level of sophistication in the gambling games.

The PRNG utilizes a set of mathematical instructions to generate a stream of numbers long enough to give the impression of actual randomness. In gambling games, of course, the player has to trust that the software has not been rigged to favor the house. Actual online casino games are regularly audited by independent regulators, however.

Again, our intention is not to list actual gambling sites. Variants of casino games that might be found here include baccarat, bingo, blackjack, craps, keno, poker, roulette, sic bo, slot machines, and others. Given a larger capacity for creativity in the virtual world, you may find several variations of the classic casino games online.

The focus of sites listed in this category is on casino-type video games. Sites whose games are played solely online may (also) be submitted to the Online Games category.



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