From the first ever casino club in Port Talbot, to online live versions of your favourite casino classics; casinos have changed with the times and adapted to ensure their players have the best experience possible.
With a multitude of different casino games available to play, from spinning slots to terrific table Black Jack, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone to enjoy.
Here at mFortune we have some of the best casino games, as they are all designed and built in-house, meaning that players receive the highest quality online games that we have to offer!
Casino Games Page Index
- The History of UK Casinos
- Modern Casino Games
- Traditional Casino Games
The History of UK Casinos
Throughout history, gambling in its various forms has been a part of many peoples’ lives. In today’s society almost all of the areas within gambling can be seen every day; with the National Lottery, Bingo Halls and annual Horse Racing events to name a few.
The term ‘Gambling’ is very broad and covers many different areas across live casinos, or games of chance. To simplify matters, gambling can be split into 6 categories of various types:
- Gambling Machines
These 6 categories aren’t stand-alone, and one category will often include elements of another. For instance, you will usually find gambling machines within a high street betting shop—offering players a mixture of different casino games to play, such as Slots or Roulette.
It wasn’t long until these different casino games arrived in the UK, for the very first time. Located in Wales, a casino club by the name of Port Talbot was the very first UK casino to open its doors to the public in the early 1960’s. Casino Club Port Talbot was inspired by the Casino’s opening across the world and included gambling, cabaret, dancing and fine dining. Port Talbot was home to the first legal UK casino and from there, lead to more casino clubs were being built across the country, like that of Port Talbot.
The 1990’s saw the beginning of a new form of gambling, for in 1994 the first casino went live, online! Since then, online casinos have become a predominant sector within the gambling industry. Many online casinos usually offer their members a multitude of different gambling options, which often include; Betting (with sports related bets being the most popular), Bingo and Slots Games. What’s more online casinos will often include Blackjack and Roulette, which can be played virtually online or live and in real time with a real dealer. Having the option of ‘Live Casino’ on an online casino site, offers players the feeling of being sat in a physical casino, from the comfort of their own home.
Since the arrival of the first UK casino, the Government have put in place multiple laws that both Casinos and other gambling agencies have to abide by, to ensure that all members remain safe whilst playing. The Government is repeatedly reviewing the Gambling Act’s put in place, which, if not adhered to, can result in the removal of a live UK casino’s Gambling Licence. Therefore, it is vital that all businesses within the gambling industry adhere to these documents.
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Modern Casino Games
In modern society both physical and online casinos are available to players. Each, offer players something different to experience, and are adapting not only their games but also the way they work for players. An example of this is right here at mFortune Casino, as we now offer players the opportunity to deposit via their phone bill, giving them a quick and easy, but also safe and secure way to play! Many casinos will also offer players exciting bonuses and promotions alongside their fun-filled casino games!
Types of Online Casino Bonuses and Promotions
Here at mFortune we have a multitude of different no deposit bonuses and free spins available to both new and existing players, with no casino bonus code needed! We believe that there should be something for everyone when playing on any of our mobile casino games on mFortune, and that is why we have such a wide range of offers for players to use!
As a welcome gift for signing up, creating an account and becoming part of the mFortune family, (which you can do here) we have two fabulous welcome bonuses for you!*
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The fun doesn’t stop there though, as we believe that everything is better with friends! That is why we also have a no deposit bonus when you refer a friend. For every friend that you refer to mFortune casino, we’ll give you £5 bonus credit free as well as a no deposit bonus worth up to 50% of your friend’s first deposit with us.* All you need to do is login to your account and click refer a friend, it’s as simple as that!
As a casino, offering no deposit bonuses to our existing players is important to us, so that they also have the opportunity to grab themselves a casino treat! That is why every month we like to step one of our latest and exclusive slots games into the spotlight as the ‘Game of the Month’, and alongside this, give players the opportunity to receive anything from a no deposit bonus to free spins with no deposit or casino bonus code required! These fabulous giveaways happen every month, so there is always something to discover!
Stay tuned over the seasons, as holiday giveaways are also popular here at mFortune, as free spins and no deposit bonuses are often exciting prizes that can be won!
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Online Slots Games
One of the most predominant areas of the gambling industry are online slots and today they are the most popular form of online casino games amongst players. The modernisation of slots games has been rapid, but the way to play remains the same; all players need to do is place their bet-per-line across a number of active win lines and spin the reels, it’s as simple as that! Each online slots game will have their own unique set of rules, so it is important to ensure that you read those before beginning to play.
Online slots provide players with fun and engaging games, and here at mFortune Casino our slots can be played on any mobile device, meaning that you can play them from both the comfort of your own home or whilst you are on the go!
With over 40 different online slots games to choose from, there is something for everyone! From mobile slots games that have a fruity twist on a casino classic, such as Reel Fruity Slots and Super Win 7’s; to futuristic reels that spin in a multitude of exciting features, like Scratch Up Match Up and Spin a Win, there’s always something for players to enjoy. It’s no surprise that mFortune is home to some of the best mobile slots games, as they are all designed and built in-house, meaning that players are receiving the highest quality online slots games that we have to offer!
As the physical slots machine has evolved, so too have online slots. All of our slots games on mFortune contain a unique set of reel symbols, from the classic fruits and lucky 777’s, to more modern symbols such as diamonds, or your favourite characters throughout history! What’s more, our exciting online slots games include thrilling mini-games that give players the opportunity to win mega multipliers, free spins and more! Whilst spinning through the reels, iconic slots symbols will make an appearance to enhance your slots experience, from Free Spins to Wild symbols, there’s always something to look out for on our mFortune online slots.
As well as the opportunity to spin in a huge win on the reels with your active win lines, here at mFortune, each of our online slots games come with a gigantic progressive Jackpot for each individual mobile slots game, that players can spin in and win!
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Roulette is a classic casino table game that involves players placing bets on where they believe that a ball will land, once a roulette wheel has stopped spinning. Surrounding the roulette wheel are a series of numbers from 0-36, with corresponding colours, usually black and red, with the number zero being green. This game was so popular that alongside the rise of online casinos, players also saw the introduction of online roulette.
mFortune casino players have the opportunity to experience the excitement of roulette right at their fingertips, wherever and whenever they like, with our online European Roulette. This spinningly good game has been designed and developed in-house and brings players the classic casino table game they know and love straight to their computer, tablet and even their phones!
Just like in the physical casinos, players step up to the Roulette table and, using their chips, place their bets on the corresponding board. In mFortune’s European Roulette, there are a multitude of options to bet across, which fall under two different categories, ‘Inside’ and ‘Outside’ bets. ‘Outside Bets’ are more well-known in roulette and include betting on a specific colourway or whether the number will be odd or even. ‘Inside Bets’ are a little more specific and include betting on a single number, or 4 specific numbers that make a square on the board.
Once any bets have been placed, it’s time to let the Roulette wheel spin. The ball will be thrown in and as the wheel comes to a complete stop, see where it has landed. Here at mFortune Online Casino, if you land a win in European Roulette, you will receive a multiplier of your original bet amount!
Blackjack has always been a popular casino game as it involves the perfect mixture of luck, basic strategy and the ability to hold your nerve - making it exciting and enjoyable for both seasoned blackjack players and blackjack beginners alike. Due to its popularity, with the rise of online casinos came the introduction of playing blackjack online, bringing this pulse racing, tactical game right to your fingertips.
Here at mFortune we have taken this popular casino table game and given players the opportunity to play this card-classic from the comfort of your own home as we’ve taken blackjack online.
mFortune’s mobile blackjack offers players a unique gaming experience, as this game was specifically designed and created in-house! What’s more, you can play anywhere, anytime, as our blackjack game is also available on mobile! So, step up to our virtual blackjack table, and see if you’ve got what it takes to beat the dealer!
Just like the physical game, our online blackjack’s objective is simple: get a score that is as close to 21 as you can get, without going bust. Once you’ve got your final hand it will be time to see if you’ve beaten the dealer and can be handed a win! Each numbered card has a numerical value equal to their number, while Jacks, Queens and Kings have the value of 10, and any Aces are worth 1 or 11.
To play mFortune’s modern twist on this casino classic, there are four simple steps: press ‘Play Now’, select your bet value, use strategy to improve your chances, and finally see if you can beat the dealer and win. We told you our mobile blackjack was simple!
In our blackjack online, we have four different types of payouts to ensure that there is something to suit everyone; Blackjack: 3 to 2, Wins: 1 to 1, Ties: PUSH, and Insurance: 2 to 1. Before you get started with our mobile blackjack, it’s important to read all of the information provided here.
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Bingo is one of the most popular sectors within the gambling industry, with Bingo being played both online and in casinos and Bingo halls.
Here at mFortune Casino, we’re sure that you will love our online bingo. As a bingo casino, we offer players the opportunity to play bingo online, whilst chatting with friends and also give the opportunity to play a selection of our most loved slots games, simultaneously, what a bingo bonus!
When playing bingo online, the rules are similar to that of playing bingo in a physical casino. Players can enter any of our gem-themed mobile bingo rooms and play for as little, or as long, as they wish. Each bingo room is filled with friendly players and has a dedicated host who ensures that the games run smoothly. To prepare for a bingo game online, then players will have to purchase a bingo ticket online, for as little as 10p, or even use of our generous bingo bonuses to play! Players can purchase multiple mobile bingo tickets, to increase their chances of winning. Once the game has started, numbers will be randomly generated, and if players have the corresponding number on their tickets, they will be automatically crossed off! Each room will have different winning monetary values for one line, two lines and a full house, so make sure to check this before you play.
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Traditional Casino Games
Traditional casino games have stood the test of time, and are still extremely popular with players all across the world. When talking about these traditional games, they usually fall under three specific categories: table games, slots machines, and random number games. Just because these games are traditional, doesn’t mean however that they aren’t updated for modern times: with all of the games mentioned available for players to play both in casinos and online!
When visiting a physical Casino, a table game is as simple as its name suggests: players will approach a table where a game is being played and place their bet using chips. Each table game will have different rules to follow and will usually have a croupier/dealer who sits at the table to run the game with the players.
When using the term ‘Table Games’ in relation to casinos, you will find that there are a multitude of different games that can be played, including: Baccarat, Poker, Craps, Roulette and Blackjack. Often these games will include players being dealt cards or rolling dice to achieve a win. When you enter into a table game, any money that you are using to bet with will be converted into chips. These chips will be the player’s currency throughout and when they are ready to withdraw, they can exchange any of their remaining chips back into physical money.
When approaching the table to play a game of Roulette, players will be faced with a spinning wheel that usually consists of 36 numbers. Each number is identified by a specific colour, either red or black, with the exception of ‘0’ as this is usually green in colour. Players will then place a bet on where they believe the ball will land once the wheel has been spun.
There are multiple different bets that players can make when playing Roulette, which include: betting on a specific colour, a specific number, or even if the number landed on will be high or low. By placing their chips in position on the table, the dealer will spin the wheel and throw in the ball. Once the wheel has finished spinning Any players with the chips in the correct position of where the ball has landed, will receive a win.
Blackjack is a table game that involves using a pack of cards, and is often called twenty-one. When players sit down to play Blackjack, they will use their chips to place a bet. Here players will compete against the dealer to try and get the total value of 21, or as close to it as possible. In Blackjack, each card has a numerical value, with all face cards having the value of 10 and the Ace as either 11 or 1.
The dealer will distribute two cards out to any players sat at the table and they will have to decide whether to stick with the value they have, or twist and receive a further card. Players do not compete against each other, only the dealer. Winning players will have a hand that is closer to the total than the dealer. Having a value of over 21 however, this is classed as a ‘bust’ and they will lose their stake.
In the simplest term, Poker is a card game. Players will use their chips to place a bet and the table’s croupier will deal each hand. They will then work around the table with players trying to achieve the best hand. Similarly to Blackjack, in Poker the cards will have a numerical value, as well as multiple different ways to create a potentially winning hand. The ways to win will depend on the type of Poker game that is being played.
When it comes to casinos, slot machines or fruit machines (as they are otherwise known), are usually one of the first casino games that people associate with them. Slot machines are one of the most popular casino games ever invented, and originated in the USA. The original machine was called the Liberty Bell, however players soon coined the phrase ‘the one armed bandit’ due to the machine’s pulling lever that spun the reels.
In the beginning, slots machines had three reel sets that contained different symbols, which very often included lucky symbols such as 777, 888 and horseshoes. As the machines developed, fruit symbols were introduced, giving them their alternative name of a fruit machine. Players would insert a coin or a token and spin the reels, if the aligned symbols were matching then they would win!
Fruit machines became popular in the UK during the mid-to-late 20th Century, and were often found in pubs and arcades. As time went on, the slot machine became more detailed, with more reels and symbols being added, to give players more ways to win. Due to their popularity and the rise of the online casinos, fruit machines were soon adapted for playing online.
Today, the most played gambling games online are slots machines. They are engaging and filled with so many different ways for players to win. Most slots games involve a mini-game or special feature that give players the opportunity to win multipliers of their bets. The way to play both online slots machines and physical fruit machines remains the same: players insert their coins or deposits, and place their bets. Once the stake has been placed, spin the reels and hope to line up matching symbols on an active win line. Depending on which slots game is being played, the ways to win will vary.
Here at mFortune Online Casino, we have over 40 unique slots machine games, each with a wide range of symbols spinning across their reels sets. Reels inspired by the original fruit machines always remain a firm favourite with players, inspired by the original ‘one armed bandit’. To see our full range of exciting mobile slots games, visit our online slots page here.
Random Number Games
When using the term Random Number Games in relation to casinos consists of any game where numbers are randomly generated, to give players the opportunity to win. These numbers can be generated through a ball machine or, in more modern times, an automatic random number generator.
Two of the most popular casino random number games are Bingo and Keno:
Keno originated in China and is similar to that of the lottery. In this game, players place their wager and choose a selection of numbers that usually range from 1 to 80. Once all players have placed their bet, up to 20 winning numbers will be randomly generated. The amount of numbers that are drawn will depend on the specific casino’s rules regarding keno. Once all the numbers have been drawn, players will receive any winnings depending on: how many numbers they initially chose, the number of matches between their numbers, and those that were drawn and their wager. Similarly to the amount of numbers drawn, the different ways that players can win will depend on the specific casino and the game of keno.
Bingo is possibly the most popular random number game. This traditional casino game can be played both online in live Bingo halls, or in physical Bingo halls with a location for players to visit. The way to win at bingo is always the same, with the only difference being the wager that is placed.
When visiting a physical place to play bingo, whether that be a bingo hall or casino, players will usually pay a set and will receive a Bingo book, containing all of the games for the evening.
When playing bingo online, players can wager on different bingo games and can pay for as many bingo tickets as they wish. Once players have their tickets, the ways to win are simple: numbers, usually between 1-90, are randomly drawn one at a time. If a player has this number on their ticket, they can cross it off. This process will continue until someone crosses off all the numbers across one horizontal line on their ticket, to receive a prize. This will then be repeated with two lines and finally a full house, which is the biggest win you can get from a single round! A Bingo win will depend on the rules of the specific casino and that particular bingo game. To see what bingo games we have to offer at mFortune click here.