If you have never set foot in a casino before things may look overwhelming. There can be hundreds of slot machines, all looking different than the next one. Why are people so excited at the craps table cheering for the shooter? What are all those poker terms? And so on. Looking at an online casino’s offering can also be confusing. Novelty games, Accu bets, Sic Bo—what?
Don’t worry, there are plenty of casino games that are super easy to play, and, in this article, we’ll show you 5 of them. A Canadian online gaming expert, Michelle Thomas (find out more about her) helped us highlight the basics of these 5 beginner-friendly games.
Slots have been around for decades, and they are still the most popular games in both land-based and online casinos. The reason for this lies in their simplicity. Anybody can learn how to play slots in a couple of minutes regardless of age or gender.
Slot games can come in different categories. The simplest ones – the original one-armed bandits – have just three reels, three pay lines and usually come with a fruit theme. They were named one-armed bandits because there used to be a long handle at the side that players had to pull. Nowadays, after inserting the coin or the chip, you press a button instead of pulling an arm and wait for the reels to stop spinning.
There are more complicated slot games out there too. Video slots have more than three reels, typically 5 or 6 and there are myriads of themes from ancient Egypt to popular culture. These games resemble arcade games where the player has several options and many more ways to win. Established and new online casinos Canada offer hundreds and sometimes more than a thousand video slots. Some of the top slots you can try are Book of Dead, Starburst, Mega Fortune, and Cleopatra.
Some, more complex slot games need a little practicing before you can get your head around them. Most online casinos will let you try the games in demo mode, and we certainly recommend doing that.
There have been so many movies including roulette scenes that most people are aware of the rules of this traditional casino game. It is still one of the best casino games because it is super easy to learn, and it suits people with both low and high-risk tolerance. All you have to do is place your bet on the number, group of numbers, or color you think will win and wait for the croupier to spin the ball.
The payouts in roulette perfectly correspond with the odds. The easiest bets are red/black and odd/even which payout 1:1 and have an almost 50% chance of winning. You can also bet on groups of numbers according to certain criteria with varying odds and payouts or bet on just one number for a payout of 35:1 but with around 2.6%-2.7% chance of winning.
While in the USA and Canada American roulette is more popular than the European or French versions, you should go for the two latter ones as those wheels only have one zero pockets while the American one has two, reducing your odds.
Blackjack is often depicted in movies as a complicated game. Movies suggest that you have to be a card counter with exceptional intelligence to win but it is not the case. Indeed, blackjack is a game that requires some skill, but it is only about understanding the few options that are available for you.
The objective of the game is to get your card value as close to 21 as possible without going over. Your card value will have to be higher than that of the dealer to win. If you play perfect strategy the house edge on blackjack is the lowest of all casino games. Casinos offer free blackjack strategy cards that you are welcome to use. This chart will tell you if you should hit or stand in every possible situation. Follow the chart and you will have the highest possibility of winning.
The only difficulty with blackjack is that there are so many variants. You should make sure you understand all the rules before you sit down to play. Again, take advantage of the demo games online casinos offer before you wager any money.
Bingo has been popular for a long time. Bingo halls have existed for over half a century and with online casinos, the game has reached a very wide audience. It is one of the easiest casino games to play. All you have to do is buy a bingo card and wait for the numbers to be called out. As the numbers are called, players mark off all the numbers on their cards and whoever marks them all off first calls out bingo and wins the game.
In bingo halls, the challenge may be that the numbers are called out too fast and players can’t follow them quickly enough, therefore, losing out on the chance of winning. However, in online casinos, the computer will auto-daub the numbers for you. Easy!
Keno is an ancient game of Chinese origin. This lottery type of game is very easy to play and yet it can match your risk tolerance similarly to roulette. The keno card has 80 numbers, and you can select 1 to 10 numbers on your card. 20 numbers will be drawn, and you will have to match your numbers to the drawn ones.
If there are any matches, you win! In online casinos, keno is drawn many times a day, so you won’t have to wait for Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max or Daily Grand draw days. Playing keno will not overwhelm your computer’s processor. Here you can read about the most common Windows 10 error codes that prevent you from playing games.
Casino games may seem confusing at first, but in fact, you can find many super easy games. If you feel intimidated at the casino, head for the slot machines, the blackjack or roulette tables. Other easy games to play online are keno and bingo.