Online casinos offer a wide range of games suitable for newbie gamblers. Some of the best online casinos
have over 500 games available, with some of the most popular being:
- Video poker
Which are the best online casino games for beginners? Generally, you’ll want to pick a game that is easy to play and has good odds.
The majority of new gamblers who hit an online casino or wander into a real-life, brick-and-mortar one will be attracted by the slots. This is understandable. There is no skill involved, no learning curve, and no opponents or dealer to intimidate you. Unfortunately, the odds are terrible. As a new or inexperienced gambler, you may not realize that most table games have much better odds than slot machines, and some of them are surprisingly easy to play.
It is easy to be intimidated by the idea of table games, playing against other, more experienced gamblers, but some casino table games may be ones with which you’re already familiar.
Blackjack, for example, is one of the easiest table games to play and has the best odds, with a house edge of just 1% in most casinos. You play only against the dealer, which makes it less intimidating, especially in an online casino with an automated dealer. Blackjack is a game that many of us have played at home for fun, often calling it "21”, or “stick or twist”. You are basically just looking for a number that beats the dealer’s number without going over 21.
Another very easy beginner game is, of course, roulette. If you want to keep it really simple, then you can just bet on reds or blacks, giving yourself an (almost) 50% chance of winning. If you want to take it further, then you can bet on your lucky numbers. Roulette is a game of luck, not skill, so most beginners will feel comfortable giving it a go.
The game to avoid? Poker – unless you’ve played it with your buddies to the point where you really know what you’re doing. The competition is fierce.