Casual games can include bingo, coin flipping, hi-lo predictions, keno, scratch cards and virtual sports betting - the possibilities are endless. Quick, easy-to-learn and play - casual games can be ideal for online casino beginners due to their simplicity but these games are suitable for all players. Casual games, or 'soft games' as they are sometimes referred to, frequently pay out some of the biggest cash prizes. At Casino Beacon, we've probably had our biggest wins playing so-called 'casual' or 'soft' games (usually with low stakes!) so we can confidently recommend you to try a few.
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Betsoft Casual Games
Skratcherz Skratcherz is a scratch card selector game. Choose from ten different scratch cards, shown in the left-column of the playing screen. Skratcherz has cards costing £1, £2 and £5. Keep track of your winning scratches in the 'win bar'. Skratcherz includes instructions on how to play all ten games. The scratch piece is a coin - nicely traditional but unfortunately, there's no option to 'scratch all' to clear an entire card, so you'll have to do it yourself. Okay if you don't mind taking your time a little.
Microgaming Casual Games
Bowled Over Bowled Over is a cricket-themed scratch card game by Microgaming. Each card has two games. Game 1 is a simple 'match 3 symbols/cricketers' to win. Game 2 has you bowling a cricket ball, hit the wicket to win a cash prize Bowled over is a simple scratch card, quite fun to play manually or you can click 'reveal all' to auto-play a card. Card prices start at just 50p and go up to £10. The maximum prize is £10,000.
Electro Bingo Electro Bingo is Microgaming's fast-paced bingo game with lots of neon energy. Win by completing lines and patterns. After 30 balls are drawn (numbered 1-60), you are given the option to buy up to 10 extra balls to complete lines and patterns (the game will highlight the numbers you need). Electro Bingo can award big payouts at reasonable stakes. Play one to four cards, costing 10p to £5 each. The maximum prize is £100,000 for a full house.
Germinator Germinator is a casual game by Microgaming with some icky but cute looking germs that sneeze and cough, which is quite sweet and entertaining. There's five strains of germ, each with different values. Form wins by matching three or more germs in a row, vertical or horizontal. Matching germs will disappear, making way for more germs to drop in, hopefully forming more wins. Three or more 'capsule scatters' will activate the 'Medi Bonus', enabling you to remove a strain of germ, making up the biggest win.
NetEnt Casual Games
Bingo NetEnt's version of the classic Bingo game. Choose one, two or three tickets and watch as 30 bingo balls are called. You can draw the balls manually yourself or let the game do everything for you. Prizes are paid for vertical/horizontal line wins and a full house. Bingo is easy to play and lots of fun.
Bonus Keno Based on the classic bingo-type game, Bonus Keno by NetEnt is a nice looking keno game with the added attraction of a bonus round and a main jackpot to be won. Originating in China, Keno is hugely popular around the world, including at many land-based casinos. Choose between 2 and 10 lucky numbers (from 1-80) or let the game pick randomly for you. Watch as 20 numbers are drawn, the more lucky numbers you hit, the more you win.
Golden Derby All the fun of the races without the crap weather. Golden Derby by NetEnt is an impressive 3D virtual horse racing game - probably the best game of its type, certainly the prettiest. Golden Derby does a good job of simulating a day at the races with exciting animation of 8-horse races, complete with commentary.
Hi-Lo Switch Hi-Lo Switch is card gambling at its simplest and lots of fun from NetEnt. You are dealt three cards, choose one and decide if the next card will be higher or lower. Get it right and you win. Will you collect your winnings or risk it all on another high/low bet? If you don't like the look of your cards, switch them for new cards!
Marbles Marbles is a simple but fun scratch card game by NetEnt. There's a magic theme to the game, the scratching is done with a wand. The game starts with eight marbles. You have 6 shots at finding three gold marbles. Find all three gold marbles to win the mystery cash prize. If you lose, you will be shown where the missing gold marbles are.
Shoot 4 Gold Shoot 4 Gold is an entertaining scratch card game with a fun, interactive style. The game is a classic 'fairground-style' duck shoot, with eight duck targets. Shoot a duck and hopefully find a gold star. There are three gold stars to find and you've got six shots to find them. Find all three gold stars to win a cash prize. A slickly presented game that's good fun to play, win or lose.