If you want to be a blackjack master, it takes a lot of time. My guess is that it takes at least 100 hours. And some other games take an even longer time than that.
But some casino games are easy to master. And just because they’re easy to master, it doesn’t mean that they’re all bad games. In fact, two of the four games on this list offer a low casino edge for every gambler who knows the correct wagers to make.
Here’s a list of four casino games you can master in 10 minutes or less. You can use this list if you’re looking for easy casino games or you can use it to help a beginning gambler get started.
1 – Small Table Baccarat
Baccarat is the top game on the list not because it’s the easiest game to play, but in combination with being easy to play, it also has good odds for gamblers. Of course, if baccarat wasn’t easy to learn it wouldn’t be on the list at all. You can definitely master complete baccarat strategy in less than 10 minutes.
The main reason why real money baccarat is so easy to master in 10 minutes or less is because there are only three betting options and the game is run by a dealer like blackjack, so all you have to do is place your wager.
Before I cover the three wagers that you can make, you need to know the difference between what I call “big table” baccarat and “small table” baccarat. The size of the table is different, but that’s not the most important difference.
Big table baccarat is played much the same way as small table baccarat, but the players are more involved at the big table. The table is bigger than most table games, much like a craps table. And the casino personnel running the game let the players be involved in dealing the cards.
Small table baccarat is played on a regular size table like blackjack and most other casino table games. A single dealer runs the game and the players simply place their wagers.
Big table baccarat is usually just called baccarat, and it’s usually in the high roller area of the casino. Small table baccarat is available where the normal table games are located in most casinos, and it’s sometimes called “mini baccarat.”
You can master either big table or small table baccarat in 10 minutes or less, but I recommend small table baccarat because there’s one less thing you have to do and the wagering limits are usually much smaller at the mini tables than at the big table.
Here’s the main reason why you can master mini baccarat in 10 minutes or less. You make a bet on the dealer hand every time you play. That’s the complete strategy you need to master small table baccarat. This wager has a casino edge of 1.06%, and it’s as easy to play as any game or wager in the casino.
2 – Roulette
Roulette doesn’t look easy if you’ve never played, but once you place a few wagers, you quickly learn everything you need to know.
The casino edge is the same on every wager on the table, so it doesn’t matter what you bet on. The only difference you need to know about when it comes to roulette is that a table with a 00, or double zero, space has a higher casino edge than a table with a single 0.
This means that you should only play on a roulette table containing 37 numbers, and never play on one with 38 numbers.
I mentioned that all of the bet options on the roulette table have the same casino edge. This is true, but some wagers are harder to win than others. Of course, the harder wagers to win also pay a higher amount when you win.
You can make any available wager you want when you play roulette, but the easiest way to get started is to use the even money options. You can choose one of six even money options. Each even money option has 18 ways to win and 19 ways to lose when you play on a single 0 wheel.
Here’s a list of the even money wager options. They each pay 1 to 1 when you win.
- Numbers 1 to 18
- Numbers 19 to 36
- Even numbers
- Odd numbers
- Red spaces
- Black spaces
Make a small wager on the space for the even money bet you want to try. Then, wait for the ball to spin and land in a space. This is all you need to know to play roulette.
When you’re comfortable playing roulette wagering on even money wagers, then you can try some of the other available options. But you can stick with the even money wager options if you prefer and never make any other bets.
3 – Slot Machines
If you want the easiest game to master in less than 10 minutes, slot machines take the top spot. But they aren’t at the top of this list because even though they’re easy to play, they don’t offer the best value of the easy games to master.
In fact, slot machines have the worst odds of the four games on this list. But you can’t have a list of casino games you can master in 10 minutes or less and not include them.
Here’s how to play slot machines as well as you can. You find a slot machine, you put money in the machine, you make sure that you’re wagering enough to unlock all of the pay lines and bonuses, and you spin the reels.
You can’t use strategy when you play slot machines, so these are the only steps you need to follow. Now, you’re a slot machine master.
I do recommend learning a little more about the slots before you play them, but none of these things are going to change your results.
Many different types of slot machines exist, and there are many different features available on slot machines. You should learn what every available slots feature is and how it works. Learn the difference between progressive slot machines and other slot machines and the difference between three-reel machines and five- or seven-reel machines.
The more you know about slot machines, the higher the chances are that you find slot machines that you enjoy playing. I recommend the other three games on this list over playing slots, but these machines are easy to master. It just doesn’t mean that you’re going to win.
4 – Craps
The final gambling game that’s easy to master on the list is craps. If you don’t know anything about craps and happen to walk by a craps table, you probably wouldn’t think it’s a game you can master in less than 10 minutes. But you only need to learn how to make two wagers to become a craps master, so you can forget about all of the other wagering options.
Real money craps is played with a roll called a come out roll. You can bet on pass or don’t pass on a come out roll. If the pass or don’t pass wagers don’t win on the come out roll, a point is set and the shooter continues rolling until the original wagers are resolved.
The first wagering option you’re going to use is either the pass or don’t pass. The don’t pass is slightly better than the pass, but you can use whichever one you prefer.
The only other wager you need to use is called the odds. You place an odds bet after a point has been set. Every other bet option on the craps table needs to be ignored.
To master the game of craps, you simply make a come out roll wager and an odds wager when a point is set. This combination of wagers gives you the best odds on the table and keeps things simple.
All four games on this list can be completely mastered in 10 minutes or less. I recommend playing craps and baccarat because they offer better odds than roulette and slot machines. But if you just want to get started as fast as possible, any of the four games will work.
Roulette and craps don’t look easy to master, but now that you know the secret to both games, you know you don’t have to worry about anything complicated.
Even if you’re an experienced gambler you can use this list. You can teach a new gambler all of these games in 10 minutes or less.
Michael Stevens has been researching and writing topics involving the gambling industry for well over a decade now and is considered an expert on all things casino and sports betting. Michael has been writing for GamblingSites.org since early 2016. …