Here’s the Best Online Casino Games for Newbies
Playing at an online casino for the first time can be intimidating. There are literally thousands of games on offer and they all have different rules – it can make your head spin.
But have no fear, BitStarz is here! In this guide, we’ll show you the 3 easiest games to get into and talk you through the basics so you can start playing right away. Oh, and most games offer a demo version, so you can get comfy first before you start playing with your hard-earned money.
If you ain’t spinning, you ain’t winning
Slot machines make up the vast majority of games on offer at any casino. In principle, all you need to do is select the amount you want to bet with per spin, and off you go. There is one thing you’ll need to get to grips with before starting, and that has to do with paylines.
In order to win on a slot game, you need to land a winning combination on a payline. Paylines are lines that run across the reels of a slot game and they look like this:
The more paylines, the more ways there are for you to land a winning combination. You might think that you should always go for the maximum then, but the more paylines, the higher your bets per spin and that can get costly.
Sometimes it’s more profitable to go for fewer paylines. For more info on this, check out our paylines article here.
Things can get complicated with slot games, we admit. There are elements such as Wilds, Scatters, multipliers, Risk games, etc that will seem confusing at first. You don’t need to understand all of these things in order to play, but we’d suggest starting with a simple game such as Elvis Frog in Vegas slot, or Diamond Strike slot.
You spin me right round, baby
Roulette is another game of chance that can be pretty simple and easy to get into. It consists of a wheel with numbers on it, that alternate red and black, and these are mirrored on the table.
European roulette games have one zero on the wheel and table, while in American roulette there are two. You can find out more about the differences here, but we suggest playing on a European table for starters.
On the table, you can place a bet on a single number, or combinations of numbers (for example 2 numbers, 3 numbers, 4 numbers, or 6 numbers). In addition, you can place a bet on the first 12 or 18, the last 12 or numbers 19 to 36.
Alternatively, place a bet on even or odds, or red or black. Lastly, you can also bet on 1 to 34, 2 to 35, or 3 to 36 by putting your money on the 2:1 blocks.
There are limits to how much you can bet on any of the above options. Depending on the game, you can either hover your mouse over where you want to place your bet and it will tell you, or there will be a table. You’ll see this in the image above.
Some games can look pretty intimidating, but European Roulette is one that we like for its simplicity and visual appeal.
It’s a sweet deal
Another stable of casino establishments around the world, this one has the lowest house edge of all casino games (that’s good for you).
Blackjack is a combination of luck and skill, but the basic premise is that you need to get 21 – or as close as possible – when adding the values of the cards together. You play against a dealer, and he’s going to try to get a higher combination than you without busting (losing).
Each card has a specific value, with an ace being worth either 1 or 11 (you choose), and face cards (jack, queen, and kings) being worth 10.
Once you’ve placed your bet, you’ll get 2 cards that are face-up. The dealer also gets 2 but one of his is face down. You’ll either hit (get another card) or stand (no more cards) and then the dealer does the same. You don’t even need to be good at math, as the game will add up the numbers for you.
Because you don’t know the value of that second card of his, that’s where the strategy comes in. Our blog has loads of articles to help so don’t worry, you’re in good hands. Having said that, you can happily play without having to understand it all.
A very nice-looking game to start with is Multihand Blackjack Pro and you can even play up to 3 stations once you get the hang of things.
Good luck comes in threes
So, there you have it. Those are 3 of the easiest casino games to get into without too much hassle. You certainly won’t be left wanting for variety at BitStarz. We have some 3,200 games on offer so you’ll be sure to find something you like.
They say a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, so welcome to your BitStarz voyage. With us, you’ll dream big and win bigger!