Whether you’re looking for a game that’s easy to learn or continue to have Lady Luck on your side at your favorite table, everyone has their go-to Las Vegas casino game. But if you’re new to the Las Vegas gambling scene, how do you choose which casino game to start with?
Let’s look at some of the most common table, video, and slot games to help get your feet wet before diving in with the high rollers head first. But, before we take a look at some of the most popular gaming options below, take our quiz to understand what casino game is the best match for you!
How to Play Casino Games 101
You can’t miss them – the sounds of bells, cheering, and explosions ringing throughout the casino floor. Some slot machines are epic HD touch-screens with large comfortable chairs. Others feature your favorite movies or television shows or never-ending bonus rounds and escalating jackpots. There are hundreds of slot machines to choose from, none of which require much skill from the player, which makes them the perfect casino games for beginners.
Other than quickly glancing at the playlines and deciding what bet to make, the player’s main job is to press a button and hope for all the lights and sounds of a bonus round or large payout! Some slot machines include scatters, wilds, bonuses and other surprises that may pop up to make the game more exciting and increase your winnings. A lot happens on those big bright screens and it can get confusing on how you actually win, but the ease and potential payout of slot machines is what makes them so popular among the casino floor!
If you can count from one to thirty-six, you can play roulette. The rules are simple and there’s very little strategy that goes into playing the game but despite the simplicity, roulette is a lot of fun to play! You can make your bet by:
> Placing your chips on a specific number, which we call an “inside bet” – the winning number is the one the ball lands in after the dealer’s spin
> Splitting your bet by putting your chip on the line between two numbers – don’t forget your zeros!
> Placing your chips on thirds of the board, which are 1st 12, 2nd 12, and 3rd 12
> Betting on even or odd, or red or back
> Splitting the board and betting on 1-18 or 19-36
> Betting on each of the 3 randomly divided columns on the roulette table
The payout for each of these bets differs. For example, if you hit on a column you will win 2-1, but if you hit on a 50/50 split bet, you will only double your bet (if you bet $10, you’ll win another $10). Ready to place your bet? Learn some roulette strategies that can actually increase your chance of winning!
Video Keno is another casino game for beginners that’s easy to learn. Plus, it’s a great game to play if you want to make your money stretch instead of burning up your $20 in the first five minutes. Your first step is deciding the odds you’d like to bet against. You can choose up to ten numbers but some number sequences pay out better than others. For example, the odds to hit a solid 7-spot is about 40,000-to-1 but the payoff is 7,000-1. If you’re betting a quarter, that’s a $1,750 payout for hitting all seven spots.
There are also multi-card games, such as Four Card Keno and 20-Card Keno, which can increase your chances of hitting, though you are betting more per hand. Some Keno machines even have other ways to increase the jackpot, such as including bonus numbers that are randomly generated. After choosing your numbers, simply hit “start” and the machine will pick twenty numbers at random. If a certain amount of your numbers are the same as what the machine chose, you’ll be a winner! You may choose new numbers or repeat your bet at any time.
Once you’ve mastered these beginner games, you can decide if you’d like to stick with the “tried and true” or move on to the more complicated casino games, such as poker, blackjack, and craps. Who knows, you may end up planning a whole casino vacation to fit it all in! With dancing dealers and a wide variety of games and skill levels, even a gambling rookie will have a blast testing out their luck on the tables, video machines, and slots at the D.