Casino Games That Anyone Can Play
If you’re legally an adult, you might be thinking of visiting a casino to play some games. Like alcohol and voting, going to the casino seems to be somewhat a rite of passage for adulthood. Even if you have no interest in gambling, you’re bound to find yourself in a casino at least once. Or, you and your family and or friends might desire to play some simple casino games together. If you have no idea how to play any of these games, you’ve come to the right article! In this article, we will be briefly covering some of the more basic casino games and how to play them!
First and foremost, if you are actually intending to visit a casino to gamble, you might want to try such games out online first. Online, you can gamble without spending much money. This will allow you some practical experience in these games and give you a better idea of how they work. Of course, you should only do that after you finish reading this article. So without further ado, let’s get to it!
Slot machines are arguably the simplest and easiest game to play in the casino. After all, slot machines are mostly a game of luck. All you have to do is insert some money and pull or press the lever or button. If the symbols line up, you win! If it’s your first time in a casino, a slot machine would be the best game to acclimate yourself to the environment. However, there is some complexity to how a slot machine works. Slot machines may say that the minimum bet is one penny, however, this is per pay line. Depending on the slot machines, you might have a fixed number of pay lines to pay for. This will hence, increase the basic amount you have to bet each round. Basically, if you are playing with a three-reel slot machine, you can expect nine pay lines. If it’s a five-reel, there are twenty-five pay lines. The more pay lines, the higher chance you have of winning! Some slot machines are even more complicated
with bonus features and wild cards. In these cases, you can trust the machine to let you know if you have won.
A roulette table may look intimidating and complex. This is especially as there are a variety of betting spaces. However, ultimately, roulette has a pretty simple betting system. All you need to do is bet on where the ball will land on the roulette wheel track! The difficulty only comes in when you consider how many different ways you can make your bet.
So firstly, you can split roulette bet types into two – inside and outside bets. Inside bets are when you make a specific number bet. You can choose any or a few numbers on the wheel track to bet on. Generally, inside bets have a higher payoff. This is because it is far harder to predict the exact number that the ball would fall on. If you are typically lucky, you’d want to
make this bet as the payoff can be as high as thirty-five times your initial bet. Outside bets, on the other hand, are more general. You could bet on whether the number will be odd or even and red or black. The chance of winning is higher as it’s almost fifty-fifty. However, the payoff is far less too. In these cases, you win the same amount that you wagered. And lastly, you can bet on a set of twelve to eighteen numbers each round. Due to the probability of winning being higher, this type of bet pays even less with a two to one rate.
If you’re playing this for the first time and feeling overwhelmed, you can always start easy and bet on the category of number. That would be an easy way to ease into the game!
Blackjack / Baccarat
Finally, we have blackjack. In general, this game is slightly more complicated than the other two games above. This is because this game requires more than luck. You’d have to use some simple maths and probability in playing this game. However, ultimately, this game is simple in gameplay.
Basically, in blackjack, you are playing against the dealer. Both you and the dealer are trying to get a total hand value of twenty-one. At the beginning of each round, both parties will receive two cards. From there, you can choose if you want to hit and receive another card or stay with the current hand you are. If you choose to take more cards, you might end up with a total value of more than twenty-one, at this point, you automatically lose. If you have exactly twenty-one, you win. If neither you nor your dealer has twenty-one, the person with the higher hand value wins. Baccarat is slightly different as you do not actually have a hand dealt for you. Instead, the ‘player’ is a placeholder and you are meant to bet on either the banker or player winning.
Furthermore, in baccarat, you are able to drop the digit in the tens place. Therefore, if your initial hand is a total of seventeen, you can drop the ten to become seven. When it comes to baccarat, the banker is often the one that wins. Therefore, in such cases, you’d want to bet on the banker.
With this article, we hope that you have a better idea of how to play some of the simpler games at a casino. Visiting a casino can be a fun and exciting experience and I’d recommend that everyone should try it at least once. However, always remember to know when to give up. When gambling, many often have a desire to win money or at least, break even. However, such a mindset can only push you to gamble and lose more. Therefore, always remember to know when to give up. But of course, we certainly hope that you’ll win when you play!