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3 Things To Consider before choosing your next Game


You might have a favorite gambling game, but what if you want to try something different? Can you know in advance if you’ll have fun, or lose your shirt, or if you’ll find it boring? There are ways to do that, and we’re going to share three of them with you so you can have some fun the next time you go walking with Lady Luck.

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1.Social vs. Non-social

In some gambling games, you’re playing against everyone, like poker or bingo games. In others, you’re just playing against the dealer, like in blackjack. Some allow a lot of talking between players, like craps or roulette. Others are very quiet. This social dynamic is an important classification for any game. Knowing which type you prefer is a good first step.

2.Complicated vs. Simple

Gambling games also range in difficulty. Bingo games and keno are very simple, but craps and roulette have a lot of deep betting complexity. Poker also has a high skill level embedded in the game. Sometimes people prefer to think while they play a game, and others just want to smack a button. Just look at slot machine players!


Every gambling game requires a certain amount of money to start play. This is called the buy-in. Games with higher buy-in can win you more money, but you have to pay more to play. If you’re playing for fun, you should try to find a buy-in that stretches the amount of play long enough for you to get full enjoyment while still giving you a chance to win big. You could play all day with $20 on penny slots but you’re not going to make very much!

There are other things to consider as well, but these are the big three. If you’re interested in learning more, check out this infographic on gambling types from