When it comes to learning the rules – and playing to win – it can be hard to learn all the ins and outs during your first game – which is why many don’t bother and go to their local casino with no prior knowledge.
While this is an option, knowing the how-tos before you play at a casino is imperative if you want to have any chance of winning.
So given your odds, what are the fastest games to learn? Read on to find out.
The hands-down easiest game around is the card game blackjack. With the aim of reaching 21, face cards representing 10 – and the ace as a wild card being a 1 or an 11 – you’re all set with the very basics you need to know before you start playing. With regards to house edge, blackjack has one of the lowest house edges in the casino at an average of 1.5%. As it’s mainly a game of luck combined with skill, there are several ways to lower this edge even more. Have a look at online strategy charts, memorise a few combinations and you’ll be well on your way to winning, especially if you play online.
The age-old favourite of red and black, odds and even, and the one table you’re guaranteed to see plenty of people attending is the good old roulette wheel. With a house edge of 2.5% it’s a decent low-risk game to try and easy enough to learn how to play. While betting on numbers is the norm, learning to make side bets such as betting on black or red helps you hedge your bets and will lead to a higher than average win ratio for new players.
With a similar aim to blackjack, baccarat is the next best thing with a house edge of only 1.5% and with only three outcomes to choose between – Player, Banker, Tie. The best tip for new players to learn is that picking the banker is a safe bet as the house edge will always fall with them.
With a house edge that ranges between 1.4% up to 5%, craps offers a good playability for newbies to try their luck. If you are hoping to strike it lucky more often than not, don’t pass / don’t come bets are the best option to look at as they offer the lowest house edge.
Not to be confused with live poker, playing video poker is an easy introduction to the world of poker for new players. Video poker has a house edge that ranges from as low as .5% on some games up to 5% on others. It can give a very high cashback to players along with having plenty of bonuses, and has a return to player rate of up to 100%, depending on the machine used. Keep an eye out for free spin bonuses and look at playing demo versions to get comfortable with your playing style early on. As with any form of gambling, never chase loses – especially if you’re a new player.