The Best Online Casino Games for Beginners

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BetMGM Mar 03, 2023, 7:15 AM

If you’re new to the world of online casino games, it can be relatively overwhelming to navigate the thousands of games found on most online casino sites. While the great variety of choices is wonderful, it can make it tricky to decide what types of casino games you should play. The last thing you want to do as a beginner is to pick a game that is too complicated or not the right fit for you that will put you off enjoying the experience.

With that in mind, we thought that it would be a good idea to cover the best casino games in online casinos for beginners to try out. 

Online slots

Online slots are probably the best place to start when trying out online casino games for the first time. They are incredibly straightforward, require minimal background knowledge and can be played with no experience whatsoever.

Before you play a slot game, you should look at the return-to-player percentage. The best online slots have an RTP of 96% or more. Then you should always read through the rules and the payouts of the particular game, which will be relatively easy. You can also try out free demos for many slot games before you play that will allow you to get the hang of things before you put any money down. 

From this point, all you have to do is choose your bet size and then get spinning and hope you land a winning combination.

We have thousands of different slot games on BetMGM for you to choose from.


Roulette is another easy game to play online for beginners. This simple casino game doesn’t require you to understand any complex rules and is mainly a game of chance. Like in a land-based roulette game, you will pick a number (or groups of numbers) and the roulette wheel will spin. If the ball lands on your pick, you win; if it doesn’t, you lose.

When you have played the game a few times, you might start to make more complicated bets on groups of numbers, but some of these are still really straightforward. Some of the most popular roulette games are:

  • 777 Blazing Roulette
  • Black & Yellow Roulette
  • BetMGM Roulette Pro
  • European Roulette Classic


If you want to learn how to play casino card games, then blackjack is a great place to start. It is one of the easiest casino table games to learn and it also offers some of the best odds in the casino. 

Unlike slots and roulette, blackjack is a game that requires skill and some knowledge of the rules, but because these are so easy to master, it becomes an advantage as you are in charge of your own success. The idea in blackjack is simply to get 21 points (or as close to that as possible without exceeding 21) before the banker or other players do.

Some of the best blackjack games for beginners to choose from are:

  • 777 Blazing Blackjack
  • Premium Blackjack Pro
  • BetMGM Blackjack Pro
  • 76 Blackjack


Baccarat might seem a little complicated in terms of understanding and remembering the value of cards and the points calculations. Once you’ve got this down, you’ll have no problem with this game at all. Much like slots and roulette, it’s pretty much luck-based, but it does have a lower house edge, which gives you a better chance of winning.

In baccarat, all you have to do is bet on a tie, the banker or the player’s cards. The highest score is nine, so the hand that is closest to this is the winning hand, and if both are equal, it’s a tie.

Online poker

Online poker is probably the hardest game on this list for beginners to play. We mention it because once you have learned the basic rules and card rankings, it is also one of the most enjoyable online casino games.

Texas Hold’em is the easiest version of poker for beginners and it is a good place to begin. Prior to playing, it will be useful for you to take the time to go through the rules of poker, learn the card values and ranks, and understand the different hand combinations.

Once you’ve got this down, we guarantee that you will love playing online poker. Some of the best games to get you started include:

  • Game King Video Poker
  • Casino Hold’em Poker
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em
  • Destiny Poker

Live dealer games

If you want the convenience of playing online games, but you want the real deal casino experience, then you should try out live dealer casino games. These games bring the best of both worlds to the table, where you’re able to play in the comfort of your own home while interacting with others and being entertained by a professional live dealer.

Some of the most popular live dealer games include:

  • Live Blackjack
  • Live Roulette
  • Live Baccarat 
  • Casino Hold’em Live

Play online games with BetMGM

As you can see, there are plenty of online casino games for beginners to enjoy, and at BetMGM, we have a huge variety of different types of online games for you to choose from.

Register with BetMGM and experience the thrill of playing online casino games.

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