Stalwart Microgaming casino Jackpot City is famous for its 600-odd games - mostly slots that come in every flavour under the sun – but they've recently distinguished themselves by offering three games that qualify as some of the world's weirdest.
Of the new additions, the least odd is War: This classic card game may actually deserve its place in Jackpot City's mainstream category, as it's one of the oldest gambling games in existence and has historical importance. Using just one deck, players are dealt a card each and the highest wins both cards, with similar rounds continuing until someone wins the entire deck.
Next up is Belgian Birdsong, which is derived from the genuine Belgian pastime of betting on how long caged birds will sing for and what volume their notes can reach. How the volume is measured in real life is anyone's guess, but this game will give you an idea of what it's like to play, without any arguments.
Even more bizarre though, is Gerbil Roulette. Don't worry: No animals are harmed in Jackpot City's version. In fact, the game is completely harmless from the rodents' point of view even when it is played live, as all they're used for is to pick a number from a roulette wheel rather than using a ball, but it's great fun and adds a whole new meaning to the concept of random number generation.
Jackpot City deserve credit for bringing in these games, due to their sheer novelty value – let's hope they catch on and fuel the gaming public's appetite for the weird and wonderful…