Casino for Newbies: Games and Tips

Casino for Newbies

If you are reading this article, you probably fall into the group of online casino newbies . Calm! We have all been beginners, but as you will see below, it is not very complicated.

We know that Eurovegas will no longer be built in Madrid, but we are not worried. There are countless places with traditional and online casinos where you can develop your skills. If you are new to online roulette or blackjack or don’t even know the list of games in a casino, we can help you .

Game list

The list of games in a casino is not always the same, it will depend on the casino. However, there are some common ones that every player should know :


Roulette is the most legendary game of chance in both traditional and online casinos. In roulette you can make bets on numbers or  simple bets such as red/black, even/odd… With minor differences, we can distinguish between three types of roulette:

  • French or European : It is made up of 37 numbers from 0 to 36. When the ball lands on 0, players have two options: leave the bet on the table until the next spin or withdraw the bet, recovering only half of the amount bet .
  • American of a 0 : Like the French it has 37 numbers from 0 to 36. If the ball lands on 0, players who have made simple bets will recover half of the amount bet.
  • American of two 00 : Unlike the other two, this one has 38 numbers, from 0 to 36 plus double zero (00). As a general rule, when the ball lands on 0 in this type of roulette, players with simple bets will lose the entire amount wagered, unless otherwise specified.

Although online casinos have all 3 types of roulette, in traditional Spanish casinos it will be rare to find the American roulette with two zeros.

Black Jack

Blackjack is played on a points system and is one of the easiest casino games to understand.

In online blackjack , all players play against the dealer (the banker), so the idea is to beat the dealer. The object of the game is to outplay the dealer without ever going over 21 points .


Players place their bets and then the dealer deals the cards. Each player will be dealt two cards face up and the dealer will deal himself a card face up as well. The card values ​​are:

  • From 2 to 10 : The same value of the card.
  • J,Q,K : They will always be worth 10.
  • Ace : It will be worth 1 or 11 depending on the interest of the player, that is, whether or not he exceeds 21.
  • Meet the blackjack table .

Once all members have their cards, each player speaks. Players have 4 options:

– Request card : players can requestgo as many cards as they want. In the case of going over 21, the player loses the bet.

– Stand : The player considers that he already has a good move and if he asks for a card he is going to pass, so he decides to stay as he is.

– Double the bet : After having received the first two cards, each player has the option to double the bet made, however, after having doubled the bet, they will only have the option to receive one more card.

– Separate : If the two initial cards have the same value, they can be separated, thus making two independent plays.

Punto y Banca or Baccarat

This game, the favorite of Asian players, is one of the most elite in the casino due to the high limits it can reach. The point and bank has a main difference with the rest of the games, and that is that it is the only one in which the players can deal the cards. On the other hand, it has a limit of up to 14 players in each game, so the largest table in the casino will be the one dedicated to this game. Also, and as you can see in the image, sometimes there can be up to 3 dealers.

The rules of the game are very simple to understand. The objective is to add 9 points , therefore, whoever gets 9 who comes closest wins.

There are two hands: the point and the bank , the rest of the players will limit themselves to betting that one or the other wins or that they tie.

The card values ​​are as follows:

  • From 2 to 9 : The same value of the card.
  • 10, J,Q,K : They will have a value of 10.
  • As : It will always have a value of 1.

Once each player has made his bet for the point, the bank or the tie, two cards are dealt to each player. Each hand will always have a value between 0 and 9. In the event that a hand had a score of 10 or more, we would use only the units figure. If, for example, we have a score of 4+9=13, the value of our move would be 3.

If on the first hand one of the two players has a hand score of 8 or 9 , the game will be over . If one of the two hands exceeds 10, they will have to receive a third card.

Despite the fact that the tie has a higher profit (8 to 1) than the fact that it wins the point or the bank (1 to 1), it is not very advisable to bet on the tie since the chances of it happening are much lower.

The minipoint and bank

It is a variation of the very common game in Spanish casinos. The only difference from regular play is that the betting limits will be lower .


Unlike the games mentioned above, craps is played with dice instead of cards. All players play against the bank or casino. Players take turns rolling 2 dice . The person who rolls the dice is called the shooter or shooter .

The rest of the table can bet for or against the shooter. The shooter is required to always bet the table minimum on the pass line or the don’t pass line. The player whose turn it is after the shooter can choose to shoot or pass. The dice will travel around the table until a player decides to throw them.

It is worth mentioning that if when throwing the dice they fall off the table, the roll will be canceled and therefore it will have to be repeated.

Pass Line/Pass-line bets: 

If a 7 or 11 is rolled on the first roll, the bet is won, and if a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled – the so-called craps – the bet is automatically lost. In the event that the number shown on the dice is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, the roll becomes the point . If we are facing the point, the shooter must continue throwing the dice until the same score comes up but without first coming up with a 7. In this case, the bet is automatically lost.

Don’t pass line/Don’t pass bets

In this type of bet, the person who bets will win the first spin with 2 or 3, lose with 7 or 11 and tie with 12. In the event that 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 came out, the point. This time the shooter would also continue rolling the dice but the 7 wins and the same score loses.

These are the most traditional bets, for a complete list click here.

Tips to win

We don’t have the magic formula, but if you are a newbie, our first advice for playing in a casino is not to take too many risks .

  • Try out some free casino games before you gamble away your money.
  • Decide how much you are going to bet before you start playing.
  • In point and bank bet on the bank.
  • Review the strategies to follow in the casino.
  • Remember to enjoy playing.

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