Easiest Casino Games: Skip The Learning, Start The Winning

We’re often asked by casino newbies what kind of games they should play. And when we tell them blackjack or Video Poker, we see their shoulders sag a bit. But we get it – while those games have some of the best odds at the casino, you still have to learn basic blackjack strategy or practice video poker before you see any consistent results.

If you’re looking for the simplest casino games for beginners, the easiest games that require almost no knowledge or preparation, these are your best bets.


Slots are the most popular game at the casino for several reasons. The most obvious is that you can win a huge amount of money on a very small wager. But they’re also easy to play, come in all shapes and sizes, and offer some of the most interesting themes, such as fantasy and pop culture.

And by easy to play, we mean you can simply bet any amount of money, press spin, and potentially win. There are some sound strategies, such as playing the max number of lines to give yourself the highest chance of winning. But slots are based entirely on random chance, so the only real strategy is Responsible Gaming.


Roulette is even easier than slots. All you’re doing is guessing the type of pocket the ball will land on the wheel. The simplest bets are the double or nothing “outside bets,” such as black or red and odd or even. You can also bet on a third or a quarter of the wheel as well. Here’s how to play roulette.

But even betting on individual numbers is simple. You can place the chip on the line to guess two numbers, on a cross to guess four numbers, or on a single number to get the maximum payout.

Pro-tip: The online roulette variation with the best odds is French roulette.

If you’re playing roulette at an online casino, play in free demo practice mode first. You’ll get the hang of it quickly, then you can start playing for real money. And in the online version, bets range from as low as $0.10 to as high as $2,000 or more.

Casino War

Remember that card game you used to play against your cousin at your grandparents’ house to pass the time? Then you’re ready to play Casino War! You simply place your bet to win double or nothing if your card beats the dealer’s. If you both have the same card, you can double your wager, “go to war,” and hopefully win double your money. It’s that simple.

Money Wheel

The Wheel of Fortune Slot is one of the most popular games at the online casino, and the Wheel of Fortune Megaways version offers even more winning potential. But that’s a slot machine. The Money Wheel is similar, but it’s a physical prize wheel much like what you see on The Price Is Right. Bet on where you think the wheel will stop to win a prize, it’s that easy.

Folks can play Live Dealer Money Wheel at many New Jersey and PA online casino sites. Michigan and West Virginia bettors will have to wait until live dealer rooms launch in their state.

About the Author
Mike Epifani

Mike Epifani

Casino Content Manager
Mike Epifani is a gambling expert and professional writer with more than a decade of industry experience. His current role is Brand Content Manager at Bonus.com, part of the Catena Media network. Mike has written hundreds of guides on online casinos, casino gaming, sports betting, sweepstakes sites, and lottery play.
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