What Is the Most Popular Online Casino Game in Canada?

Written by Jimmy Rustling

Casinos and other licensed gambling establishments are plentiful in Canada but not all of them have that many games to choose from. Naturally, online casinos offer much more games of a wide variety as physical space is not an issue. An average online casino offers hundreds of slots and dozens of virtual games, and some even include live dealer games in their game selection. But which ones are the most popular and why? We had a chat about the most popular casino games with a local iGaming expert Kevin N. Cochran.

Slot games

Slot games simply rule the online casino market. In fact, it is the most popular online casino game in Canada as well as most parts of the world both in land-based and online casinos. The reason behind this is their simplicity and their incredible diversity. While some slot games have exciting bonus rounds or other elements integrated into the gameplay, players rarely have to make any strategic decisions while playing. All you need is luck while playing slots.

The variety of slot games is mind-boggling. You’ll find any theme on offer from cute kittens to sports cars. Many slot games are based on TV series or blockbuster movies which are particularly popular among Canadian punters. There is a wide selection of places in Canada where you can play casino games online and literally, all of them will offer slot games.


Blackjack is the most popular of all table games. Those players who want to play a game where basic strategy is needed, often go for blackjack. This game is easy to learn and if you apply basic strategy (strategy cards are available online for free) you can reduce the house edge to a very low figure. In fact, blackjack gives you one of the best odds of all casino games.

In online casinos, this game can be played in a virtual version (against the computer) or in a live dealer version. There are quite a few variations of the game, some will allow you to take side bets or even bet behind if you are playing against a live dealer.

Blackjack is also very popular in brick-and-mortar casinos and novice punters can learn the basic rules of the game in minutes.


Roulette is perhaps the most classic casino game, and everybody is familiar with the rules. We have seen it on the movie screen a million times in movies such as Casablanca, Indecent Proposal or Diamonds are Forever. All you need to do is bet on a number or group of numbers or colour and wait for the ball to spin. When it lands in one of the pockets the outcome is determined and you either win or lose. This game is based on luck and no skills or strategies are required. Roulette can be played in a virtual or live dealer version and bet levels can be set to suit your bankroll.


Canada is the birthplace of one of the best poker players of all time: Daniel Negreanu. So perhaps it is not surprising that poker is among the most popular online casino games in Canada. However, poker is not for everyone. It takes time to learn and a very long time to master. It does require luck but there is a very strong emphasis on the player’s skills and ability to deal with stressful situations.

The game has many variations. You can play video poker against a computer and all you need to learn is the different poker hands. Once you have better skills you can try your luck in live dealer online games. Texas Hold’em is the most popular version to play at online casinos. Once you have mastered that poker face, you may hit a physical casino and test those skills face to face with other players.


The most popular casino games in Canada are still slot games. Their popularity lies in their simplicity. The best online casinos boast hundreds or sometimes even over a thousand games. When it comes to table games, blackjack leads the way followed by roulette and poker.

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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.