Online Card Games Becoming More Popular in Canada

By Sarah Thomas
January 30, 2024

2024 looks like being another hugely successful year for gambling in Ontario, Canada. Since private gambling companies were allowed to legally operate in the province, those who love playing card games online have been registering with the new gambling sites.

The Canadian betting industry continues to expand and is one popular site where players visit looking to play great casino games.

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Such has been the success of the launch that the number of active accounts in Ontario in the latest reported figures has now gone through the 1 million barrier. $17.2 billion worth of wagers were placed and that figure was 21% higher than recorded in the previous quarter.

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Although that figure includes the amount being bet on sport, it’s the online casinos section that is boosting the revenue results. Of the $17.2 billion wagered in the final quarter of 2023, $13.7 billion was spent in casinos. Online poker is also popular accounting for $431 million in wagers. That produced $17 million in revenue for gambling companies in Ontario.

When gamblers head to an online casino, there is plenty for them to try their luck on. Slots still remain hugely popular but it’s card games that many players head towards when playing at a safe and secure online casino.

You may well enjoy playing card games at land-based casinos. When you go online to play, a lot more variety is found. While you may love playing the traditional games such as poker, baccarat and blackjack, it’s likely that you may yearn to try something a little bit different.

That is just what you will find when playing at an online casino. There will always be the classic games that you know and love. It just wouldn’t be a casino without them would it?  However, variety really is the spice of life and being able to play variations of popular games can give you a great time.

Of course the worst thing a software designer could do is to produce something vastly different from the traditional game. The main elements of a game such as baccarat have to be retained. The job then is to give your new release a slight twist that will make baccarat fans eager to try the game out.

In recent years, the online live casino has seen considerable growth. A top online casino simply has to include a live section. A visit to an online live casino is as close as you can get to visiting a land-based one.

It has live dealers that you can interact with as well as other players. The games are set in an environment that looks just like the casinos you may be used to visiting. All the top card games are available with tables for those who gamble for fun and others who bet larger amounts of cash. It’s just another part of the impressive experience that can be had playing online.



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Sarah Thomas is a content writer for entertainment websites. In her free time she enjoys playing all sorts of games, both live and online.

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