The Best Games that Casinos Have to Offer

If you are new to gambling, you might not have any idea where you should start. Here's a quick primer to the best casino games.

The Best Games that Casinos Have to Offer

The history of social games goes back thousands of years to ancient Egypt. Throughout human history, games have been used as entertainment, as a tool for social interaction, as a means to exercise the mind, and as a hands-on reminder that sometimes life is unpredictable. Not much has changed. The best casino games are just a modern-day piece of this storied puzzle.

Card Games

The three best casino card games are poker, blackjack, and baccarat. The basic objectives for each follow below.

  • Poker - Poker is a game that combines chance, strategy, and a good deal of psychology into one game. In poker, each player is dealt a hand. Betting is based on how the player thinks his or her hand will rank around the table. The winner can either be the person with the best hand or the person with the best poker face.
  • Blackjack - Blackjack, unlike poker, is just you versus the dealer. While there may be multiple people playing at the same time, and thus multiple hands being dealt, the only hands that matter to you are yours and the dealer's. Whichever hand adds up to or is the closest to 21 without going over wins the round.
  • Baccarat - In Baccarat there are only two hands dealt, regardless of the number of people playing. One hand belongs to the "player," and the other belongs to the "bank." However, this does not mean that one hand is yours and the other is the house's - the objective is to guess which hand is going to win each round.

Numbers Games

Other great casino games include games that are based mostly on chance. These would include lotteries, bingo, keno, and roulette. Due to the high levels of anticipation and lower concentration and skill involved, players often find these games quite exciting.

Another draw of the numbers games is the human inclination to superstition. While some people think that some numbers are lucky while others are unlucky or in the case of roulette one color is hot while the other is cold, the reality is that random number generators (RNGs) are independent of any of these superstitions and each spin is truly up to chance.

Slots

Slots, like the numbers games, is very much random. The only thing that isn't random, it could be said, is that the house has the edge by a mile. However, if it is flashy graphics and exciting gameplay with little need for strategy and big hopes for winning, slots is the game for you.

Games all share the common denominators of excitement, anticipation, and varying degrees of skill and discretion. If you are interested in joining the many people who have gone before you and who will come after you in the enjoyment of gaming, try your hand at some of these exciting casino games.