The StrangestCasino Games You’ll Ever Find

Description:There really are some hugely strange and unusual casino games that have emerged over the years. Take a look at the weird and wacky games people wager on.

Strange Casino Games

When you step into a casino, you’re greeted by a colourful, musical display of slot machines as far as the eye can see.  Some of the games are the standard, classic games that we all know and love, while others are incredibly strange. Have you ever considered playing religion-inspired games or games that are based on your favourite movies and shows?

To shake things up, why not playtic-tac-toe with your favourite farm animals? Here’s a few strange games that can help you on your quest for the ultimate casino entertainment.

  1. Rodent Roulette

Instead of relying on the perfect spin to land on your number, this version of roulette uses mice and rats to determine the winner. A rodent is put on awheel with numbers related to open holes. If the creature goes into the hole related to your number, then you’re the winner. This game has received a lot of flack as it is believed to promote animal cruelty.

  • Dreidel

Yes, this is the same dreidel that Jewish families play with during Hanukkah. The four sides of the spinner are used to place wagers, and casino game developers have taken this a step further. This simple game involves a wager that gets added to a betting pot. All of the players take a turn spinning the dreidel and taking their allocated win. This continues until the pot is empty.


The different sides can be broken down as follows:

  • Nun – Nothing, sorry.
  • Gimel – You get it all.
  • Hey – Half of what’s in the pot
  • Shin – You need to add to the pot.
  • Birdsong

This one is a Belgium favourite. Each gambler bets on a bird that they think will sing the loudest, longest or who will sing first. The birds are in cages at the table and are not trained to sing on cue. This means that you need to be patient as you wait for your bird to sing. Sometimes, you’ll get lucky, and your bird will sing fairly quickly, while in other cases, you may be waiting a while. It’s not the only betting game that involves birds, but it’s one of the strangest. 

  • Pachinko

This is a classic Japanese game that has built the foundation of the Japanese gambling culture. This slot machine resembles a pinball machine, and the purpose of the game is to drop a silver ball in one of the holes relating to a pay-out. With each pay-out, more silver balls will be released to increase your winnings.

  • Fan-Tan

This traditional Chinese game dates back to the 1800s, which is about the same time that the prototypes for the online slots Canada we enjoy today first made an appearance. All you need to play Fan-Tan is a flat surface, a cup and plastic charms and trinkets. The cup is filled with charms and thrown out on the surface. Gamblers bet on how many objects that they think are left after removing objects and dividing the remaining objects into four groups.

They’reStrange, But A Ton of Fun

In the same way that you take a gamble on a wager, you will need to take a chance on the machine that you choose. It’s all about the experience at the end of the day.