The Internet has a plethora of online card games available at hundreds of online casinos. Online card games are just as exciting as playing in real life, except that you don't have to bother shuffling, you never have to leave your house, and the food/drinks are always on the house (you will have get them yourself though ;)
Online card games include just about every casino game imaginable - from Baccarat and Blackjack to War and Hold'em Poker. Different online casinos offer variable online card game selections, but the most popular varieties are always present.
Take for example Spin Palace Casino, powered by MicroGaming Software. This casino offers one of the widest online card game varieties in the business, including 49 exciting online card games. Blackjack fans will never run into issues of boredom as 37 of those online card games are variants of Blackjack - Atlantic City Blackjack, Vegas Strip Blackjack, Spanish 21 Blackjack, European Blackjack, Big 5 Blackjack and many others, available in single-hand and multi-hand play.
Other online card games include 3 Card, or Tri Card Poker, Baccarat, Casino War, Cyberstud Poker, Hold'em High, Pontoon and Poker Ride, (sometimes called Let 'Em Ride or Let Them Ride Poker).
These are just examples of the favored online card games - every online casino comes with their own distinct variety, some more unique than others. To experience the complete online card game variety, check out some sites from the top three casino software brands - MicroGaming Casinos, PlayTech Casinos and CryptoLogic Casinos.
Online card games come with another intriguing feature - the ability to play for real money. Just like that weekly poker night with the guys, you can bring your own money and place wagers on the games. This is done by making a deposit at an online casino through one of several available payment options. Typical payment methods include credit cards, eWallets (online payment processors), money orders, Western Union/MoneyGram and personal checks. It's a bit more difficult for US players to deposit funds into an online casino, but there are still a few reliable payment methods out there for Americans, including UseMyWallet, Eco Card, eChecks and paper checks.
Playing online card games is very easy, requiring only a few clicks of the mouse. Typically, the player will click on a coin denomination to bet with, click the Bet button the number of times they wish to bet the chosen coin, then click Play, Deal or Draw. If the game involves discarding, click on the cards you do not wish to keep, then click Draw. For Blackjack, simply click the appropriate betting option (Hit, Stand, Split, Double Down, Insurance, etc.)
There's no need to worry about counting chips as the computer based program keeps an accurate count of all wins and losses. Any amount won is automatically deposited into your real money account. If playing online card games just for fun, you'll get the same treatment; but without the option to withdrawal your winnings, of course.
For obvious reasons, the most appreciated aspect of playing online card games is the sheer convenience. The online casinos are always open - 24/7/365 - and you never have to 'prepare' yourself. You can play in your underwear if you like! From home, that is - if playing at work or on the go, proper attire is recommended :)