If A-League club were casino games

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Much like each team in the league, every casino game is one of unique strategy and sometimes sheer luck. You can BET we went ALL-IN in imagining what things would be like if A-League clubs were casino games!

Adelaide United – Pai Gow Poker

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The slowest paced game in a casino. Pai-Gow is often overlooked due to its calm nature but can lead to great things. While Adelaide United may have got off on the wrong foot this season, they’ve turned the tables and shown they are capable of great things.

Brisbane Roar – Texas Hold’Em

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An oldie but a goodie. Texas Hold’Em is a classic among casino games, while it isn’t the most thrilling it has lasted the test of time and continues to bring joy to gamblers, much like Roar as the oldest club in the league.

Central Coast Mariners – Craps

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Craps is often considered the most intimidating of the casino table games, as the rules are complex and there are thousands of different betting styles. This is a good fit for the Mariners as they’ve surprised everyone this season and are now one of the teams to beat.

Macarthur FC – Blackjack

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This game is probably widely considering the best introductory game for beginners, much like our A-League newbies Macarthur FC. I’m sure we can all say at some point in our lives we’ve attempted to play online blackjack for real money and that’s because it’s quick, easy and effective. Much like the game, Macarthur have joined the big leagues and thrilled crowds with there stand-out season.

Melbourne City – Five card poker

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A popular option for online gamblers. Five card poker is a classic, yet as it is considered another beginners game, is rarely played live, in tournaments etc. City fits the bill here given their recent COVID outbreaks are making fans watch from home online, unable to attend games in person.

Melbourne Victory – Caribbean stud

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Caribbean stud is a game derived from five card poker with the exception that it is played against the house rather than other players. This is perfect for victory as they are constantly overshadowed by City and are always out to prove themselves.

Newcastle Jets – Baccarat

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Some cards and a giant wooden paddle. As the likely wooden spooners this season, apologies Newcastle but you’re it.

Perth Glory – Keno

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A true blue Aussie pub favourite. Like Glory, Keno may not be the best of the best but it sure does make for a good time, when you’re sat around with your mates knocking back some beers and a chicken parmi.

Sydney FC – Wheel of Fortune

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Definitely the flashiest of them all. Wheel of Fortune is a game that attracts the eye through the wonder of a big, bright, spinning wheel. As the club to win the most premierships, we can safely say Sydney FC are the flashiest club in the A-League.

 Wellington Phoenix – The Pokies

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Another fan-favourite. You can do surprisingly well on with pokies on a good day but it’s all about luck and more often then not falls short, sending you home with less money in your pocket. Being they fell one point short of the finals, the Nix take this one.

Western United – Bingo

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An oft-forgotten casino game. While bingo is more commonly popular among kids and oldies, originally, bingo is a betting game. Between you and me, Western United is a team I tend to forget about as they are yet to make their mark in the league.

Western Sydney Wanderers – Roulette

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A game of red and black for the red and black, seems pretty fitting. You get the idea, no need for explanation here.

So what are your thoughts? Did your team come out a high roller or are they running cold? Let us know!

Feature Image Credit: Breanna Redhead

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