We look at the weirdest casino games out there, like:
  • Belgian Birdsong
  • Tic-Tac-Toe Chicken
  • War
  • Driedel
  • Sic Bo

What are some of the weirdest casino games out there? Of course, you know what poker, craps, roulette and blackjack are…But what about Belgian Birdsong? Driedel? Childhood favorite War? These are just a few of the more unique casino games out there bettors can play and win big at.

Read on to discover some of the weirdest casino games of all time, from all around the world.


  1. Belgian Birdsong

The first two games on our list are questionable in terms of their use of animals—While we don’t endorse all the games on this list, they’re certainly considered weird and therefore, worth sharing. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the first game on our list, Belgian Birdsong.

You might think this game sounds more like a lullaby than a casino game, and well, you’re not wrong. Belgian Birdsong is pretty straightforward: there are a few different birdcages with songbirds on the casino floor, and players wager on which bird they think will sing the longest & loudest. Money is awarded for whoever wagered on the bird to sing longest, loudest, and the bird that sang the both.

For those in North America who want to play, unfortunately, it’ll be difficult to find this game outside of Belgium.


  1. Tic-Tac-Toe Chicken

Tic-Tac-Toe Chicken involves animals, but is a little different to the Belgian Birdsong—Tic-Tac-Toe Chicken, also called the ‘Chicken Challenge’ is a game of standard tic-tac-toe, but against a chicken named Ginger at an AC casino. If you beat her, you’ll win $10,000—But it won’t be easy. Ginger has only lost 5 times in her casino career.

person holding and dealing card from deck face down

Like war? This could be you—In a casino.


  1. War

For the person with time to kill, there’s War. A childhood classic, this can be played in most online casinos for real money. When playing for money, the objective is still to win all of the cards, but when there’s a draw the player can ‘go to battle’ or simply forfeit half of the bet and continue playing until the end. Some casinos will have different rules for War, but these are the most typical rules to find and way to win money.

War is offered in most casinos, especially if they have a large selection of table games.


  1. Dreidel

Not just for Hannukah, Dreidl is also played in some casinos. The rules of dreidl are simple—Players put in money to a pot (or small gifts or objects, like coins during a holiday) and spin the dreidl. Each driedl side has a different Hebrew letter on it, and the letter you land tells you if you win from the pot—Sides are labelled nun (nothing), gimel (everything), hey (half) or shin (put in).


  1. Sic Bo

If you’re used to online casinos, sic bo is probably familiar. Popular in Asian countries, Sic Bo isn’t necessarily ‘weird’, but likely unfamiliar to people outside of Asian countries. Sic Bo’s rules are very simple—Players bet on totals of rolled dice, whether they bet on the total number or if they think it’ll be even or odd.

Most of the games on this list were fairly simply, but earn their ‘weird’ designation because finding they’re not native to North America, or they’re rare to uncover in a land-based or online casino.

person pulling red jenga block from tower

Good at Jenga? Try your hand at playing online.

  1. Licensed Games: Yahtzee, Uno, Jenga

You can find these in many online casinos—One of the benefits to online gambling is a huge variety of games, plus licensed options you can usually only find in slot form when you visit a land-based casino.

Obviously, we have nothing against slots, but sometimes you’re looking for something either a little more challenging, or something familiar & nostalgic. That’s when games like Jenga, Yahtzee and Uno step-in to provide fun, and a chance to win some money. Hey, if that’s weird, we’ll take it.


Want to learn more about casino games? Our expert guide to casino games will help you discover your new favorite online casino game to play, or, help you hone skills to play your favorite.

Veronica Taylor

Veronica Taylor is a card game enthusiast who you can find checking out the latest themed online casino games or sports betting trends. When she’s not writing about what’s new in the gambling world and industry (both online and on land), you can find her watching the NBA and looking up assorted player facts. (Did you know Lebron snacks on apples and almond butter everyday?)

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